Paul English, Longtime Willie Nelson Drummer, Dead at 87. By Mike The Country Musicologist | February 12, 2020 - 11:50 pm |February 12, 2020 People, The Artists Sad news from the world of country music, as Willie Nelson’s longtime drummer, Paul English, has died at the age of 87. More information about it, here, in an article from The Chicago Tribune. Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterRedditPinterestTumblrEmailPrint Tagged Paul English, Willie Nelson. Bookmark the permalink.