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Willie Nelson

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. In 1973, after signing with Atlantic Records, Nelson turned to outlaw country, including albums such as Shotgun Willie and Phases and Stages. In 1975, he switched to Columbia records, where he recorded the critically acclaimed album, Red Headed Stranger. The same year, he confirmed his move to outlaw country with the 1976 album Wanted! The Outlaws, which he recorded with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser. During the mid 1980s, while creating hit albums like Honeysuckle Rose and recording hit songs like "On the Road Again", "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", and "Pancho & Lefty", he joined the country supergroup The Highwaymen, along with fellow singers, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson. During the 1990s and 2000s, Nelson continued touring extensively, and released albums every year. Reviews ranged from positive to mixed. Nelson explored genres such as reggae, blues, jazz, and folk. Nelson made his first movie appearance in the 1979 film, The Electric Horseman, followed by other appearances in movies and on television. 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Willie Nelson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Apr 30, 1933 In Abbott, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
Pierwszy Pojawił:
In the series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour 1969-01-22
Najnowszy projekt:
Seria The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning 2017
Known For
Poster of Swing Vote
Poster of Blonde Ambition
Poster of CMT Crossroads
Poster of Wild Texas Wind
Seria The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning Unknown 2017
Seria A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Unknown 2017
Film Zoolander 2 Himself 2016-02-06
Film Johnny Cash: American Rebel Himself 2015-09-12
Film Road to Austin 2014-03-13
Film All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State Himself 2014-04-28
Film Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Himself 2014-06-06
Film Angels Sing Nick 2013-10-19
Film It's About You 2012-01-04
Film I Ride Willie Nelson 2011-05-12
Film 9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Up Himself 2011-06-10
Film The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story Himself 2010-06-15
Film Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles Himself - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar 2009-10-20
Film Happiness Is Himself 2009-07-30
Film Hempsters: Plant the Seed Himself 2008-05-25
Film Swing Vote Willie Nelson 2008-08-01
Film Beer for My Horses Charlie 2008-08-08
Film Surfer Farmer Bob 2008-09-05
Film A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Himself 2008-11-23
Film Diukowie Hazzardu: Początek Jesse Duke 2007-03-04
Film Blonde Ambition Pap Paw 2007-12-21
Film Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: Where the Music Began self 2005-07-26
Film Diukowie Hazzardu Uncle Jesse Duke 2005-08-05
Seria The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Film The Big Bounce Joe Lurie 2004-01-30
Film Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Himself - Musician 2004-09-13
Seria CMA Music Festival Unknown 2004-07-14
Film Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' Himself 2003-05-26
Film The Highwaymen: On the Road Again Himself 2003-07-15
Seria CMT Crossroads Unknown 2002-01-13
Seria Detektyw Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Film Waylon Jennings: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend. Himself 2002-03-26
Film Outlaw Justice Lee Walker 1999-01-24
Film The Story of Darrell Royal Himself 1999-01-01
Film A Tribute To Johnny Cash Performer 1999-06-04
Film Willie Nelson: Live In Amsterdam Himself 1999-12-31
Film Przygoda na rybach Billy 'Catch' Pooler 1997-05-30
Seria The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Fakty i akty Johnny Dean 1997-12-25
Film Starlight 1996-01-01
Seria The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story Willie Nelson 1995-01-22
Seria Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
Seria Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Unknown 1993-01-01
Seria The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind 1991-01-01
Film Wild Texas Wind Himself 1991-09-23
Film Pair of Aces Billy Roy Barker 1990-01-01
Film Highwaymen: Live 1990-03-28
Seria Simpsonowie Unknown 1989-12-17
Film Once Upon A Texas Train John Henry Lee 1988-01-03
Film Walking After Midnight 1988-01-01
Film Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? Cross 1988-11-13
Film Heartbeat Himself 1987-05-10
Film Red Headed Stranger 1986-01-01
Film The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James Gen. Jo Shelby 1986-02-17
Film Stagecoach Doc Holliday 1986-05-18
Seria Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Film Songwriter Doc Jenkins 1984-10-14
Film Hells Angels Forever Himself 1983-10-09
Film Barbarosa Barbarosa 1982-01-01
Film Coming Out of the Ice Red Loon 1982-12-31
Film Thief Okla 1981-03-27
Film Honeysuckle Rose Buck Bonham 1980-07-18
Seria Solid Gold Unknown 1980-09-13
Seria The Bee Gees Special Unknown 1979-11-15
Film The Electric Horseman Wendell Hickson 1979-12-21
Seria The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Seria Austin City Limits Unknown 1975-01-01
Seria Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Seria The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22