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Willie Nelson Biography, Age, Spouse, Children, Songs And Net Worth.

Willie Nelson born Willie Hugh Nelson, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. He was born on April 29, 1933 in Abbott, Texas, to Myrle Marie and Ira Doyle Nelson.

Willie Nelson Biography

Willie Nelson born Willie Hugh Nelson, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. He was born on April 29, 1933, in Abbott, Texas, to Myrle Marie and Ira Doyle Nelson.

Nelson’s grandfather bought him a guitar when he was six, and taught him a few chords, and with his sister Bobbie, he sang gospel songs in the local church. He wrote his first song at age seven, and when he was nine, played guitar for the local band Bohemian Polka.

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.

Nelson signed in 1964 with RCA Victor and joined the Grand Ole Opry the following year. After mid-chart hits in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Nelson retired in 1972 and moved to Austin, Texas. The ongoing music scene of Austin motivated Nelson to return from retirement, performing frequently at the Armadillo World Headquarters.

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 recorded another outlaw country album, Wanted! The Outlaws, along 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 and 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.

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 (NORML), 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. Nelson is also the honorary chairman of the Advisory Board of the Texas Music Project, the official music charity of the state of Texas.

Willie Nelson Age

He was born on April 29, 1933.

Willie Nelson Wife and Children

Willie Nelson has married four times  His first marriage was to Martha Matthews; it lasted from 1952 to 1962. The couple had three children: Lana, Susie and Willie Hugh, Jr.

His second marriage was to Shirley Collie in 1963. The couple divorced in 1971 after Collie found a bill from the maternity ward of a Houston hospital charged to Nelson and Connie Koepke for the birth of Paula Carlene Nelson.

Koepke and Nelson married in 1971, then had another daughter, Amy Lee Nelson. Following a divorce in 1988, he married his current wife, Annie D’Angelo, in 1991. They have two sons, Lukas Autry and Jacob Micah.

Willie Nelson Albums

  • Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
  • Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
  • Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie – Willie’s Stash, Vol. 1: December Day
  • To All the Girls
  • Let’s Face the Music and Dance
  • Heroes
  • Remember Me, Vol. 1
  • Willie Nelson – Icon
  • Run That By Me One More Time
  • Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles
  • In Defense: Vol 1 The Civil Liberties Defense Center
  • Country Music
  • American Classic
  • Lost Highway
  • Naked Willie
  • Willie And The Wheel
  • One Hell Of A Ride
  • Moment Of Forever
  • Two Men With The Blues
  • 16 Biggest Hits, Volume 2
  • Songbird
  • You Don’t Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker
  • Countryman
  • Songs For Tsunami Relief: Austin To South Asia
  • Songs
  • It Always Will Be
  • Outlaws And Angels
  • Live At Billy Bob’s Texas
  • Nacogdoches
  • Live And Kickin’
  • The Essential Willie Nelson
  • Crazy: The Demo Sessions
  • Willie Nelson & Friends Stars & Guitars
  • All Of Me- Live In Concert
  • The Great Divide
  • Rainbow Connection
  • Good Ol’ Country Singin’
  • Milk Cow Blues
  • Tales Out Of Luck (Me And The Drummer)
  • Night And Day
  • Teatro
  • 16 Biggest Hits
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Spirit
  • Willie Standard Time
  • Augusta
  • Revolution Of Time…The Journey 1975/1993
  • Just One Love
  • Super Hits, Volume 2
  • Moonlight Becomes You
  • Six Hours At Pedernales
  • Healing Hands Of Time
  • Super Hits
  • Across The Borderline
  • Any Old Arms Won’t Do
  • The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?
  • Yours Always
  • Born For Trouble
  • A Horse Called Music
  • What A Wonderful World
  • Island In The Sea
  • Partners
  • The Promiseland
  • Me And Paul
  • Half Nelson
  • City Of New Orleans
  • Angel Eyes
  • Take It To The Limit
  • Tougher Than Leather
  • Without A Song
  • Always On My Mind
  • The Best Of Willie Nelson
  • 20 Of The Best
  • Minstrel Man
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be)
  • The Electric Horseman
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Family Bible
  • Sings Kristofferson
  • Pretty Paper
  • Sweet Memories
  • One For The Road
  • There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight
  • Stardust
  • Willie And Family Live
  • Face Of A Fighter
  • To Lefty From Willie
  • Willie- Before His Time
  • The Sound In Your Mind
  • The Longhorn Jamboree Presents: Willie Nelson & His Friends
  • The Troublemaker
  • Willie Nelson Live
  • Red Headed Stranger
  • Spotlight On Willie Nelson
  • Phases And Stages
  • Country Winners
  • Shotgun Willie
  • The Words Don’t Fit The Picture
  • The Willie Way
  • Willie Nelson and Family
  • Yesterday’s Wine
  • Both Sides Now
  • Laying My Burdens Down
  • Columbus Stockade Blues
  • Good Times
  • My Own Peculiar Way
  • Texas In My Soul
  • Make Way For Willie Nelson
  • The Party’s Over and Other Great Willie Nelson Songs
  • Country Favorites – Willie Nelson Style
  • Country Music Concert
  • Country Willie – His Own Songs
  • Here’s Willie Nelson
  • And Then I Wrote

Songs Written by Willie Nelson – Willie Nelson Songs

  • A Moment Isn’t Very Long
  • Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away
  • Alice in Hulaland (co-written with Buddy Cannon)
  • Albania Albania
  • Always Now
  • American Dream (co-written With Bob Dylan)
  • Amnesia
  • And So Will You My Love
  • Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
  • Annie
  • Any Old Arms Won’t Do (co-written With Hank Cochran)
  • Are You Ever Coming Home (co-written With Hank Cochran)
  • Are You Sure (co-written With Buddy Emmons)
  • Ashamed
  • Au Jardin De Mes Reves (Albert Babin, rearranged)
  • Bach Minuet In G (rearranged)
  • Back On The Road (co-written With Nathan Mackey)
  • Back to Earth
  • Baja Oklahoma (co-written With Dan Jenkins)
  • Band of Brothers
  • Bandera
  • Bird (co-written With Robert Braddock, Hal Coleman, Barry Etris, Claude Putman, Jr. And John Bush Shinn III)
  • Bird Medley
  • Blame It On The Times
  • Bloody Mary Morning
  • Blue Rock Montana
  • Both Ends Of The Candle
  • Broken Promise
  • Bring it On
  • Buddy
  • Changing Skies
  • Christmas Blues (co-written With Booker Jones)
  • “Christmas Prayer
  • Cling To The Spark
  • Cold Empty Spark
  • Come On Back Jesus
  • Congratulations
  • Country Willie
  • Crazy
  • Cry Softly Darling
  • Crying In The Heart
  • Darkness On The Face Of The Earth
  • Darling Are You Ever Coming Home
  • December Day
  • Denver
  • Devil In A Sleeping Bag
  • Did I Ever Love You
  • Do Your Thing You’re A Cowboy
  • Don’t Say Love Or Nothing
  • Down At The Corner Beer Joint
  • Dream Come True
  • Driving the Herd (co-written with Buddy Cannon)
  • Ehrbares Madchen
  • El Niño
  • Electric Horseman
  • Eleven Dixie Mudcats
  • End Of Understanding
  • Everybody’s Baby
  • Everybody’s Talking At Me
  • Everything But You
  • Everywhere I go
  • Face of a Fighter
  • Family Bible
  • Follow Me Around
  • Following Me Around
  • Forgiving You Was Easy
  • Funny
  • Funny How Time Slips Away
  • Ghost
  • Go Away
  • Goin’ Home
  • Good Hearted Woman (co-written With Waylon Jennings)
  • Good Times
  • Guitar in the Corner
  • Great Divide
  • Half a Man
  • Half Black Half Leopard
  • Happiness Lives Next Door
  • Hard Edge Texas (co-written With Kris Kristofferson)
  • He’s Not For You
  • Healing Hands Of Time
  • Heartaches Of A Fool
  • Heartland
  • Heaven And Hell
  • Heebie Jeebie Blues No. 2
  • Hej Meddig
  • Hello Darling
  • Hello Fool
  • Hello Wall Number 2
  • Hello Walls
  • Hero
  • Hint Of Song
  • Hold Me Tighter
  • Home Is Where You’re Happy
  • Home Motel
  • Homecoming In Heaven
  • Hot Blooded Woman
  • Hot Time In Music City Blues
  • How Does It Feel
  • How Long Is Forever
  • I Am The Forest
  • I Can Cry Again
  • I Can Get Off On You
  • I Can Still Reach Yesterday
  • I Can’t Find The Time
  • I Didn’t Sleep A Wink
  • I Don’t Feel Anything
  • I Don’t Know Where I Am Today
  • I Don’t Understand
  • I Feel Sorry For Him
  • I Gotta Get Drunk
  • I Guard The Canadian Border
  • I Guess I Ve Come To Live Here
  • I Just Can’t Let You Say Goodbye
  • I Just Don’t Understand
  • I Just Stopped By
  • I Let My Mind Wander
  • I Live One Day At A Time
  • I Never Cared For You
  • I Should Have Kissed Her More
  • I Still Can’t Believe You’re Gone
  • I Thought About You
  • I Thought I Left You
  • I Want A Girl
  • I Want To Be Alone
  • I Write You Letters
  • I’d Already Cheated On You
  • I’d Rather You Didn’t Love Me
  • I’ll Stay Around
  • I’m A Memory
  • I’m Building Heartaches
  • I’m Falling In Love Again
  • I’m Gonna Lose A Lot Of Teardrops
  • I’m Not Trying To Forget You
  • I’m So Ashamed
  • I’m Still Not Over You
  • I’m Waiting forever
  • I’ve Got A Wonderful Future
  • I’ve Just Destroyed The World
  • I’ve Loved You All Over The World
  • I’ve Seen All This World
  • If You Could Only See
  • If You Really Loved Me
  • In God’s Eyes
  • In The Car Again
  • Is The Better Part Over
  • Is There Something On Your Mind
  • Island In The Sea
  • It Could Be Said That Way
  • It Should Be Easier Now
  • It’s A Dream Come True
  • It’s Not For Me To Understand
  • It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way
  • It’s Only Money (co-written with Buddy Cannon)
  • Jimmy’s Road
  • Jingle Bells (James Pierpont, rearranged)
  • Just As I Am (Charlotte Elliott, William B. Bradbury)
  • Just For The Moment
  • Kneel At The Feet Of Jesus
  • Laying My Burdens Down
  • Laws of Nature
  • Lear And A Limo (co-written With Mickey Raphael)
  • Leave Alone
  • Let Me Be A Man
  • Let My Heart Be Broken
  • Let’s Pretend We’re Strangers
  • Little Old Fashioned Karma
  • Little Things
  • Local Memory
  • Loco
  • London
  • Lonely Little Mansion
  • Looking For A Place To Fall (co-written With Merle Haggard And Freddy Powers)
  • Makin’s Of A Song (co-written With Max Barnes, Waylon Jennings And Troy Seals)
  • Man With the Blues
  • Mariachi
  • Matador
  • Me And Paul
  • Mean Old Greyhound Bus
  • Message
  • Misery Mansion
  • More Than One Way To Cry
  • Mr. Record Man
  • My Kind Of Girl
  • My Love
  • My Love For The Rose
  • My Own Peculiar Way
  • New Way To Cry
  • Night Life
  • No Love Around
  • No Place For Me
  • No Tomorrow In Sight
  • Nobody Said It Was Going To Be Easy
  • Nobody Slides My Friend
  • O’er The Waves (Juventino Rosas, rearranged)
  • Old Age And Treachert
  • On the Road Again
  • On The Road Too Long
  • Once Along
  • One Day At A Time
  • One In A Row
  • One Step Beyond
  • Opportunity To Cry
  • Our Chain Of Love
  • Over You Again
  • Pages
  • Part Where I Cry
  • The Party’s Over
  • Permanently Lonely
  • Pet Wrangler
  • Phases, Stages, Circles, Cycles
  • Pick Up The Pieces
  • Pick Up The Tempo
  • Place To Fall Apart (co-written With Merle Haggard And Freddy Powers)
  • Precious Memories
  • Pretend I Never Happened
  • Pretty Paper
  • Pride Wins Again
  • Promises Promises
  • Pullamo
  • Rainy Day Blues
  • Raysha’s Theme
  • Remember The Good Times
  • Ridge Top
  • Right From Wrong
  • Road Happy (co-written With Dolly Parton)
  • Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die
  • Run Jody Run
  • Sad Songs And Waltzes
  • Save Your Tears
  • Send Me a Picture
  • Shall We Gather
  • She Always Comes Back To Me
  • She Is Gone
  • She Might Call
  • She’s Gone (co-written With Fred Foster)
  • She’s Not For You
  • She’s Still Gone (Shirley Nelson)
  • Shelter Of My Arms
  • Shotgun Willie
  • Sister’s Coming Home
  • Sit On My Lap
  • Sitting Here In Limbo
  • Slow Down Old World
  • So Much To Do
  • So You Think You’re A Cowboy
  • Solidarity
  • Some Other Time
  • Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
  • Someone Waiting For You
  • Something To Think About
  • Sometimes She Lies (Harlan Howard, rearranged)
  • Somewhere In Texas
  • Songwriter
  • Sorrow Tearing Me Apart
  • Sound In Your Mind
  • Spirit I-iii
  • Spirit Of E Nine
  • Stage Coach Score (co-written With David Alan Coe)
  • Still Is Still Moving To Me
  • Storm Has Just Begun
  • Storm Within My Heart
  • Suffer In Silence
  • Summer Of Roses
  • Sweet Bye And Bye
  • Take My Advice (co-written With David Alan Coe)
  • Take My Word
  • Talk To Me
  • Tell It To Jesus
  • Texas
  • That’s What Children Are For
  • That’s Why I Love Her
  • The Wall
  • There Are Worse Things Than Be
  • There Goes A Man
  • There Is A Fountain
  • There Is No Easy Way
  • There Shall Be Showers Of Blessings
  • There’s A Way
  • There’s Gonna Be Love In My Home
  • There’s No Tomorrow In Sight
  • There’s Worse Things Than Being Alone
  • These Are Difficult Times
  • They’re All The Same
  • Things To Remember
  • Three Days
  • Time Of The Preacher
  • To Make A Long Story Short (She’s Gone)
  • Today’s Gonna Make A Wonderful
  • Too Sick To Pray
  • Too Young To Settle Down (co-written With Jack Rhodes)
  • Touch Me
  • Tougher Than Leather
  • Truth Will Set You Free
  • Turn Out The Lights (co-written By Hank Craig)
  • Twice The Man (co-written With Edwin Griens And Maribeth Murray)
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Two Different Roads (Hank Cochran, Jan Crutchfield; rearranged)
  • Two Sides To Every Story
  • Two Stories Wide
  • Uncloudy Day
  • Under The Double Eagle
  • Undo The Right (co-written With Hank Cochran)
  • Used to Her
  • Valentine
  • Vir Ewig Is Ek Joune
  • Waiting Forever For You
  • Waiting Time
  • Wake Me When It’s Over
  • Walking
  • Wanted On Mother (co-written With Harlan Howard)
  • Wasted/Revenge
  • We Don’t Run
  • We Look For Love
  • We Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way
  • What a Way to Live
  • What Can You Do To Me Now (co-written With Hank Cochran)
  • What Do You Think Of Her Now (co-written With Hank Cochran)
  • What Do You Want Me To Do
  • What Right Have I
  • When I’ve Sung My Last Hillbilly
  • When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
  • When We Live Again
  • Where Do You Stand
  • Where Dreams Come to Die (co-written with Buddy Cannon)
  • Where My House Lives
  • Where’s The Show
  • Whiskey River (by Johnny Bush, Paul Stroud)
  • White Cadillac Convertible Blue
  • Who Do I Know In Dallas (co-written With Hank Cochran)
  • Who’ll Buy My Memories (co-written With Eddie Noack)
  • Why Are You Picking On Me
  • Why Do I Have To Choose
  • Wilie Tuning
  • Will You Remember
  • Will You Remember Mine
  • Within Your Crowd
  • Wives and Girlfriends
  • Wonderful Future
  • Words Don’t Fit The Picture
  • Write Your Own Song
  • Yesterday’s Wine
  • You Don’t Think I’m Funny Anymore
  • You Dream About Me
  • You Left A Long Long Time Ago
  • You Memory Won’t Die
  • You Ought To Hear Me Cry
  • You Took My Happiness Away
  • You’ll Always Have Someone (co-written With Hank Cochran)
  • Your Country Boy
  • You Wouldn’t Cross The Street

Willie Nelson Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be $25 million.

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