Willie Nelson
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1933-04-30
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Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Biography (Wikipedia)

Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.

Born during the Great Depression, and raised by his grandparents, Nelson wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band at ten. During high school, he toured locally with the Bohemian Polka as their lead singer and guitar player. After graduating from high school in 1950, he joined the Air Force but was later discharged due to back problems. After his return, Nelson attended Baylor University for two years but dropped out because he was succeeding in music. During this time, he worked as a disc jockey in Texas radio stations and a singer in Honky-tonks. Nelson moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he wrote "Family Bible" and recorded the song "Lumberjack" in 1956. In 1958, he moved to Houston, Texas after signing a contract with D Records. He sang at the Esquire Ballroom weekly and he worked as a disk jockey. During that time, he wrote songs that would become country standards, including "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Hello Walls", "Pretty Paper", and "Crazy". In 1960 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and later signed a publishing contract with Pamper Music which allowed him to join Ray Price's band as a bassist. In 1962, he recorded his first album, ...And Then I Wrote. Due to this success, Nelson signed in 1964 with RCA Victor and joined the Grand Ole Opry the following year...

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Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
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Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Patsy Cline
Just a Closer Walk With Thee (feat. Willie Nelson)
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Just a Closer Walk With Thee (feat. Willie Nelson)
Kimmie Rhodes
Picture In A Frame (feat. Willie Nelson)
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Picture In A Frame (feat. Willie Nelson)
Waylon Jennings
Good Hearted Woman
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Good Hearted Woman
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Always On My Mind
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Always On My Mind
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Me And Bobby McGee
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Me And Bobby McGee
Julio Iglesias
To All The Girls I've Loved Before
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To All The Girls I've Loved Before
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Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
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Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
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Stardust
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Stardust
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City Of New Orleans
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City Of New Orleans
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Far Away Places (feat. Sheryl Crow)
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Far Away Places (feat. Sheryl Crow)
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Mendocino County Line (feat. Lee Ann Womack)
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Mendocino County Line (feat. Lee Ann Womack)
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Wake Me When It's Over
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Wake Me When It's Over
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Bring Me Sunshine
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Bring Me Sunshine
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Roll Me Up (Album Version)
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Roll Me Up (Album Version)
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Don't Give Up (feat. Sinéad O’Connor)
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Don't Give Up (feat. Sinéad O’Connor)
Dolly Parton
From here to the moon and back
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From here to the moon and back
Hank Cochran
Ain't Life Hell
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Ain't Life Hell
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Yesterday's Wine
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Yesterday's Wine
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Last Stand in Open Country (feat. Kid Rock)
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Last Stand in Open Country (feat. Kid Rock)
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Let's Face The Music And Dance
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Let's Face The Music And Dance
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Still Not Dead Again Today
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Still Not Dead Again Today
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