Willie Nelson and four generations of his family have recorded their version of "Wild Horses," the 1971 Rolling Stones single. Money from sales will go the the Animal Welfare Institute's efforts to support wild and domesticated horses.
Willie Nelson is speaking out against the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse roundup. The country legend says the government agency has been corralling the animals, "at an alarming rate, supposedly for their own good." But he notes that now, "there are more wild horses in holding pens than in the wild. Something is wrong with that, so we must act now before the BLM has managed these magnificent animals into extinction."
Willie adds, "It's time for the cowboys to stand up for the horses." Nelson is working to raise both awareness and funds for the cause with the song.