Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, 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 U.S. Air Force but was later discharged due to back problems.
|Born:||Willie Hugh Nelson, April 29, 1933, Abbott, Texas, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Musician, actor, activist|
|Children:||7, including Lukas Nelson and Paula Nelson|
|Relatives:||Bobbie Nelson (sister)|
|Twitter:||Willie Nelson's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Willie Nelson's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Willie Nelson's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Willie Nelson's IMDb|
|Spotify:||Willie Nelson's Spotify|
About Willie Nelson
Country singer, activist, poet, songwriter, actor, and author who helped create Farm Aid. He has written many country hits, including "Funny How Time Slips Away" and "Hello Walls."
He grew up during the Great Depression and played music for money because he did not want to pick cotton. He wrote his first song when he was seven years old.
He signed with Atlantic Records in 1973 and became one of the most recognized faces of country music after appearing in over thirty films, including Barbarosa and Thief.
He married Martha Jewel Matthews on October 27, 1952; Shirley Collie on January 12, 1963; Constance Jean Connie Koepke on April 30, 1972; and Annie D'Angelo on September 16, 1991.
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