Willie f'n Nelson

  • Willie is born

    Willie is born
    The legend is born
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    Life of Willie Nelson

  • High School Career

    High School Career
    After graduating high school in 1950, Nelson went into the U.S. Air Force.
  • Married With Children

    Married With Children
  • 1st album

    1st album
    In 1962, he recorded his first album, And Then I Wrote
  • Crazy

    The next year, two of Nelson's songs become hits for other artist Faron Young's version of "Hello Walls" and Patsy Cline's legendary rendition of "Crazy." His first album was released the next year without generating much notice. Singer Ray Price, with whom Nelson had played with previously, made Nelson's song "Night Life" a big hit in 1963
  • Hippie music

    Hippie music
    The rise of the popularity of Hippie music in Austin motivated Nelson to return from retirement, performing frequently at the Armadillo World Headquarters.
  • 1979 won cma award

    1979 won cma award
    In 1979, Willie Nelson received Country Music's highest honor when he was selected "Entertainer of the Year" by the Country Music Association
  • Appearances

    He first appeared in The Electric Horseman (1979) starring Robert Redford.
  • "On The Road Again"

    "On The Road Again"
    "On the Road Again" won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1980.
  • Toby Keith duet

    Toby Keith duet
    That same week Willie Nelson recorded, "Weed with Willie" with Toby Keith.