Willie Nelson may sing for community service

Country music legend Willie Nelson is having a bit of legal trouble in the form of a misdemeanor drugs possession charge, but it looks lie he may sing his way out of jail time with an in-court performance.

Apparently the prosecutor in the case is a Willie Nelson fan himself, and has agreed to reduce the sentence he’s seeking for Nelson to a $100 fine rather than 180 days in jail.  The catch?  Nelson has to sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” during the court proceedings.  No word yet as to whether the judge overseeing the case will allow such a deal to take place, but it would be awesome if it worked out that way.

Willie Nelson facing jail time for drugs arrest

Country legend Willie Nelson was arrested in Texas this past weekend for marijuana possession.  If convicted, Nelson could face up to two years in prison.  Two years is a long time for anyone, but it’s especially long when you’re 77 years old.

I guess Willie never thought anything about having six ounces of California-grown medical marijuana on his tour bus, but got surprised when border patrol agents in Texas stopped the bus and searched it.  The medical marijuana is legal in California with proper documentation, but in Texas, not so much.  It’s easy to think that his lawyers will figure a way out of this since he’s Willie Nelson, but if they don’t, there’s a real possibility that he’ll do some serious jail time.