Willie Nelson

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1933-04-30

Place of Birth
Abbott, Texas, USA

Also Known As
The Highwaymen
Willie Hugh Nelson

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Willie Nelson

Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. Nelson was one of the main figures of the Outlaw Movement, a subgenre of Country music that developed between the end of 1960s and early 1980s. The critical success of the albums Shotgun Willie, Phases and Stages, and the commercial success of Red Headed Stranger made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. Nelson is also recognized for his contributions to charity, he is the president and one of the founding members of Farm Aid charity concert, and his activism for the legalization of marijuana and for the use of bio-fuels.

Nelson started studying music from mail order material that his grandparents gave him. He wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band at nine. During high school, he toured locally with the Bohemian Fiddlers as their lead singer and guitar player. After graduating from high school in 1950, he joined the Air Force. However, he was 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 1960, he signed a publishing contract with Pamper Music which allowed him to join Ray Price's band as a bassist. During that time, he wrote songs that would become country standards, including "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Hello Walls", "Pretty Paper", and "Crazy". In 1962, he recorded his first album, And Then I Wrote. Due to this success, Nelson signed in 1965 with RCA Victor and joined the Grand Ole Opry.

Nelson is a major liberal activist and the co-chair of the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which is in favor of marijuana legalization. On the environmental front, Nelson owns the bio-diesel brand Willie Nelson Biodiesel, which is made from vegetable oil. He is the co-founder and president of Farm Aid, and has been contributing to the benefit concert series since the first event in 1985, organizing concerts and performing with other prominent artists. Nelson is also the Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Texas Music Project, the official music charity of the state of Texas.

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1980
Honeysuckle Rose
6.3
1982
Barbarosa
5.6
1986
Stagecoach
5.7
1984
Songwriter
6.0
1988
Once Upon A Texas Train
4.6
2009
Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles
0.0
1988
Where the Hell's That Gold?!!?
0.0
2001
Willie Nelson: Live in Amsterdam
0.0
1991
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind
0.0
2003
Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin'
10.0
1986
Red Headed Stranger
5.0
2014
Road to Austin
0.0
2004
Be Here to Love Me
7.7
2008
Hempsters: Plant the Seed
5.2
1999
Outlaw Justice
7.4
2013
Angels Sing
5.5
1990
Highwaymen: Live
9.3
1999
The Story of Darrell Royal
0.0
1982
Coming Out of the Ice
8.0
2014
All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State
6.8
2005
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: Where the Music Began
4.0
2007
Fighting With Anger
2.0
2004
Willie Nelson - Live at Billy Bob's Texas
0.0
1983
Willie Nelson Live at the US Festival
0.0
1979
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration
0.0
2006
Willie Nelson: Live from Austin TX
10.0
2017
Willie and Me
0.0
2001
The Journeyman
5.0
2017
Willie Nelson at the Teatro - The complete sessions
0.0
2016
The Highwaymen - Live: American Outlaws
10.0
2016
Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song
0.0
2019
Charley Pride: I'm Just Me
0.0
2014
Willie Nelson Live @ SXSW
8.0
2002
Farm Aid 2001 - A Concert For America
10.0
2002
The Willie Nelson Special - With Special Guest Ray Charles
9.0
2007
Last of the Breed: Live in Concert
0.0
1981
Thief
7.2
2008
Surfer, Dude
4.4
2008
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!
6.9
2003
The Highwaymen: On the Road Again
9.0
1996
Starlight
0.0
2011
I Ride
0.0
2016
Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke
0.0
2007
Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing, Live
10.0
2019
Waiting for the Miracle to Come
7.0
1979
The Electric Horseman
6.2
2005
The Dukes of Hazzard
5.3
2012
John Mellencamp: It's About You
0.0
2015
Johnny Cash: American Rebel
7.8
2017
Pure Country: Pure Heart
6.1
1974
A Poem Is a Naked Person
9.0
2017
Lost in London
6.4
2016
Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl
6.0
2016
The American Epic Sessions
7.0
2007
Opry Video Classics: Hall of Fame
10.0
2006
Outlaw Country: Live from Austin, TX
7.0
2008
Merle Haggard: The Real Deal
0.0
2016
The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End
0.0
2002
This Land Is Your Land - Folk Years
0.0
1997
Gone Fishin'
4.9
2011
Hollywood Speaks Up
6.5
1991
Wild Texas Wind
6.0
2002
Waylon Jennings: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend.
0.0
1983
Playboy Video Magazine: Volume 4
0.0
2004
The Big Bounce
5.0
2018
Paradox
3.4
2018
Also Starring Austin
6.0
2004
Willie Nelson Outlaws & Angels
9.0
1983
Hells Angels Forever
8.3
2008
The King of Texas
0.0
1970
The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: 1980
0.0
1997
Wag the Dog
6.9
2010
The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story
0.0
2007
Blonde Ambition
4.4
2014
The Art of McCartney
0.0
1987
Heartbeat
10.0
1995
Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story
2.0
2007
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning
5.1
2010
OK Buckaroos
0.0
2007
Opry Video Classics : Legends
10.0
2008
Beer for My Horses
5.3
2013
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
7.3
1970
Heartbeat - Don Johnson
0.0
2009
Happiness Is
0.0
1990
Pair of Aces
6.0
2006
American Revolutions: The Highwaymen
10.0
1988
Walking After Midnight
0.0
2008
Swing Vote
5.8
1998
Half Baked
6.4
1986
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James
5.1
1999
A Tribute To Johnny Cash
0.0
2018
Quincy
7.6
2008
Elvis: Viva Las Vegas
10.0
1978
Mickey's 50
0.0
2012
We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
6.2
1999
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
6.2
2002
The Country Bears
4.6
2016
Zoolander 2
4.8
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