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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City Of New Orleans
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City Of New Orleans
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Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
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Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
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God's Problem Child
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God's Problem Child
Glen Campbell
Funny How Time Slips Away
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Funny How Time Slips Away
Julio Iglesias
To All The Girls I've Loved Before
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To All The Girls I've Loved Before
Steve Earle & The Dukes
So You Wannabe An Outlaw
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So You Wannabe An Outlaw
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Delete And Fast Forward
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Delete And Fast Forward
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Your Memory Has A Mind Of Its Own
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Your Memory Has A Mind Of Its Own
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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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Bring Me Sunshine
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Bring Me Sunshine
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On The Road Again
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On The Road Again
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Still Not Dead
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Still Not Dead
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He Won't Ever Be Gone
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He Won't Ever Be Gone
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Crazy
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Crazy
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Heartbreak Hotel (feat. Leon Russell)
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Heartbreak Hotel (feat. Leon Russell)
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Funny How Time Slips Away
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Funny How Time Slips Away
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Hello Walls
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Hello Walls
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True Love
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True Love
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Always On My Mind
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Always On My Mind
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I Made A mistake
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I Made A mistake
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Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
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Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
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It Gets Easier
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It Gets Easier
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Waltz Across Texas
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Waltz Across Texas
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Whiskey River
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Whiskey River
Waylon Jennings
Just to Satisfy you
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Just to Satisfy you
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Crazy Arms
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Crazy Arms
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Little House On The Hill
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Little House On The Hill
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Old Timer
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Old Timer
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I Got Rhythm
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I Got Rhythm
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Write Your Own Songs
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Write Your Own Songs
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