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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

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Apr 30, 1933 in Abbott, Texas, USA
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In movie A Poem Is a Naked Person 1974-05-09
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Film My Darling Vivian 2020-04-27
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Poster of Surfer, Dude
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Poster of The Simpsons
Filme in care a jucat
Film My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Film Waiting for the Miracle to Come Jimmy Riggs 2019-04-29
Film Charley Pride: I'm Just Me Self 2019-02-22
Film Quincy Self 2018-09-21
Film Also Starring Austin 2018-05-05
Film Paradox 2018-03-15
Film Willie and Me Bones / Himself 2017-12-31
Film Willie Nelson at the Teatro - The complete sessions 2017-10-27
Film Pure Country: Pure Heart Himself 2017-08-01
Film Lost in London Willie Nelson 2017-01-19
Film Zoolander 2 Willie Nelson 2016-02-06
Film Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl Himself 2016-03-04
Film Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke Self 2016-03-13
Film The American Epic Sessions Himself 2016-03-16
Film Johnny Cash: American Rebel Self 2015-09-12
Film Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years Performer 2014-10-03
Film All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State Himself 2014-04-28
Film Road to Austin 2014-03-13
Film Angels Sing Nick 2013-10-19
Film Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Himself 2013-09-07
Film We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash Himself 2012-08-20
Film John Mellencamp: It's About You 2012-01-04
Film Paul Williams Still Alive Himself (archive footage) 2011-09-11
Film 9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Up Himself 2011-06-10
Film I Ride Willie Nelson 2011-05-12
Film The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story Himself 2010-06-15
Film OK Buckaroos 2010-11-16
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 Merle Haggard: The Real Deal Self 2008-12-30
Film A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Himself 2008-11-23
Film Elvis: Viva Las Vegas Himself 2008-09-16
Film Surfer, Dude Farmer Bob 2008-09-05
Film Beer for My Horses Charlie 2008-08-08
Film Swing Vote Willie Nelson 2008-08-01
Film Hempsters: Plant the Seed Himself 2008-05-25
Film Fighting With Anger Will 2007-01-01
Film The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning Jesse Duke 2007-03-04
Film Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing, Live Lui même 2007-03-06
Film Last of the Breed: Live in Concert Himself 2007-09-25
Film Opry Video Classics : Legends Himself (archive footage) 2007-11-21
Film Opry Video Classics: Hall of Fame 2007-11-21
Film Blonde Ambition Pap Paw 2007-12-21
Film American Revolutions: The Highwaymen Himself 2006-09-26
Film Broken Bridges self 2006-09-08
Film Willie Nelson: Live from Austin TX Compositeur, Guitare, Artiste principal, Voix 2006-05-01
Serial The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Film The Dukes of Hazzard Uncle Jesse Duke 2005-08-05
Film Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: Where the Music Began self 2005-07-26
Film Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws & Angels Self 2004-09-21
Film Be Here to Love Me Self - Musician 2004-09-13
Film The Big Bounce Joe Lurie 2004-01-30
Film Willie Nelson - Live at Billy Bob's Texas Self 2004-01-01
Film Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' Himself 2003-05-26
Film The Highwaymen: On the Road Again Himself 2003-07-15
Film Farm Aid 2001 - A Concert For America Himself 2002-11-19
Film The Country Bears Himself 2002-07-26
Serial Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Film This Land Is Your Land - Folk Years 2002-05-22
Film Waylon Jennings: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend. Himself 2002-03-26
Serial CMT Crossroads Unknown 2002-01-13
Film America: A Tribute to Heroes Himself 2001-09-21
Film Willie Nelson: Live in Amsterdam Himself 2001-07-03
Film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Willie Nelson 1999-06-08
Film A Tribute To Johnny Cash Performer 1999-06-04
Film Outlaw Justice Lee Walker 1999-01-24
Film The Story of Darrell Royal Himself 1999-01-01
Film Half Baked Historian Smoker 1998-01-16
Film Wag the Dog Johnny Dean 1997-12-25
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Anthem Self 1997-07-25
Film Gone Fishin' Billy 'Catch' Pooler 1997-05-30
Serial The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story Willie Nelson 1995-01-22
Film The World of Jim Henson Himself (archive footage) 1994-11-23
Serial Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
Film Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O Himself 1993-05-22
Serial Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Unknown 1993-01-01
Serial The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Wild Texas Wind Himself 1991-09-23
Film Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind 1991-01-01
Film Highwaymen: Live 1990-03-28
Film Pair of Aces Billy Roy Barker 1990-01-01
Serial The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Film Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? Cross 1988-11-13
Film Once Upon A Texas Train John Henry Lee 1988-01-03
Film Walking After Midnight 1988-01-01
Film Heartbeat Himself 1987-05-10
Film Stagecoach Doc Holliday 1986-05-18
Film The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James Gen. Jo Shelby 1986-02-17
Film Red Headed Stranger 1986-01-01
Film We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song 1985-01-28
Film Songwriter Doc Jenkins 1984-10-14
Serial Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Film Playboy Video Magazine: Volume 4 Himself 1983-01-01
Film Willie Nelson Live at the US Festival Himself 1983-06-04
Film Hells Angels Forever Himself 1983-10-09
Film Coming Out of the Ice Red Loon 1982-12-31
Film Barbarosa Barbarosa 1982-01-01
Film Thief Okla 1981-03-27
Film Honeysuckle Rose Buck Bonham 1980-07-18
Film The Midnight Special Legendary Performances 1980 1980-02-10
Film The Electric Horseman Wendell Hickson 1979-12-21
Film Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration 1979-06-01
Film Mickey's 50 Himself 1978-11-19
Serial Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Serial Austin City Limits Unknown 1975-01-01
Film A Poem Is a Naked Person Himself 1974-05-09