Get an ounce of this. The 39th president of the
United States, Jimmy Carter, revealed in the upcoming documentary Jimmy
Carter: Rock & Roll President that one of his sons shared some Mary
Jane with Willie Nelson, atop the White House, as reported by the New York
The documentary explores Carter's connection with the music
community during his tenure as president. One of the more light-hearted scenes was the discussion of the fact that country singer Willie Nelson and one of Carter's sons had taken to
the roof of the White House and smoked some weed.
When talking about the incident in the trailer for the documentary,
Nelson told Carter that his companion, when sharing the "big fat Austin torpedo,"
was one of the White House servants. Carter then explained, "It was actually
one of my sons."
Although Carter did not identify which of his three sons
shared the pot with Nelson, it is reported that it was most likely Chip Carter.
When asked about the incident and his dad's comments, Chip
said, "My guess is, it's true. If you're talking about me and Willie, he was my
friend," the New York Post reported. "We just kept going up 'til we got
to the roof, where we leaned against the flagpole at the top of the place and
lit one up."
Produced by Chris Farrell and directed by Mary Wharton, the
documentary shows music legends speaking about the former president, including
Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Bono, Nile Rogers, Garth Brooks, Larry Gatlin (of The
Gatlin Brothers), and more. The film had its theatrical release earlier this
month and will move to on-demand in October, then to CNN by 2021.
The documentary trailer ends with Carter saying, "I think
music is the best proof that people have one thing in common, no matter where
they live, no matter what language they speak."
I guess we can call Chip Carter and Nelson best buds.
Watch the trailer here.