Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

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"Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die"
Single by Willie Nelson featuring Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson
from the album Heroes
Released April 20, 2012
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Country
Length 3:25
Label Legacy Recordings
Writer(s) Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon, Rich Alves, John Colgin and Mike McQuerry
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon
Willie Nelson singles chronology
"The Scientist"
(2011)
"Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die"
(2012)
"Just Breathe"
(2012)
Music sample

"Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" is a Willie Nelson single from his 2012 album Heroes. The song written by Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon, Rich Alves, John Colgin and Mike McQuerry, features vocals by Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson.[1]

It was released on April 20, 2012 on 420 day, a counterculture holiday in North America related to cannabis culture. It became the first released single from the album. The same day, Nelson performed the song during the unveiling ceremony of his statue in Austin, Texas.[2]

Initially, the album was to be named Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, after the single. The name was later changed to Heroes, after Nelson and his production team decided that the original name could deter some conservative sale outlets to carry the album.[3] Besides its regular release, the single was also made available in a green-colored 7" vinyl, in support of Record Store Day with a special previously unreleased solo version of the song performed by Willie Nelson.

  • Side A: "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" - Album version by Willie Nelson featuring Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson & Kris Kristofferson
  • Side B: "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" - Solo Version by Willie Nelson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heroes, The New Willie Nelson Album, Coming Tuesday, May 15". PRnewswite (PR Newswire Association LLC). May 15, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Willie Nelson unveils statue of himself on 4/20". CBS Atlanta. Associated Press. April 21, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Ball, James (March 15, 2012). "Willie Nelson talks Patsy Cline, Snoop Dogg ahead of Reno shows". Reno Gazette-Journal (Ganette Company). Retrieved March 18, 2012.