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Prosecutor suggests Willie Nelson sing for court

In this Nov. 7, 2010 photo, Willie Nelson performs before the start of the NASCAR AAA Texas 500 auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth, Texas.

In this Nov. 7, 2010 photo, Willie Nelson performs before the start of the NASCAR AAA Texas 500 auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth, Texas.  (AP2010)

A Texas prosecutor says Willie Nelson can resolve marijuana possession charges by agreeing to plead guilty, pay a fine — and sing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" for the court.

County Attorney Kit Bramblett says he recommended the penalties to Hudspeth County's judge Becky Dean-Walker. Bramblett says the judge specifically demanded Nelson appear in court instead of pleading by mail, which is a common procedure in such cases.

Bramblett has told The Associated Press that the judge "wants to meet Willie."

Dean-Walker didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.

Nelson was arrested Nov. 26 for marijuana possession at a Border Patrol checkpoint after an agent smelled an odor coming from his vehicle and decided to conduct a search.

Nelson's spokeswoman has declined to comment on Bramblett's sentencing suggestion.