Willie Nelson

Birthday:

04/30/1933

Place of birth:

Abbott, Texas, USA:

Biography:

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Willie Nelson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia



Credits

Also Starring Austin (2018)
Paradox (2018)
Willie and Me (2017)
Bones / Himself
Willie Nelson at the Teatro - The complete sessions (2017)
Pure Country: Pure Heart (2017)
Himself
Lost in London (2017)
Willie Nelson
The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End (2016)
Self/Performer
The Highwaymen - Live: American Outlaws (2016)
Willie Nelson
The American Epic Sessions (2016)
Himself
Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke (2016)
Himself
Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl (2016)
Himself
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash: American Rebel (2015)
Himself
All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State (2014)
Himself
Road to Austin (2014)
Angels Sing (2013)
Nick
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)
Himself
John Mellencamp: It's About You (2012)
Hollywood Speaks Up (2011)
Himself
I Ride (2011)
Willie Nelson
OK Buckaroos (2010)
The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story (2010)
Himself
Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles (2009)
Himself - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Happiness Is (2009)
Himself
Merle Haggard: The Real Deal (2008)
Self
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008)
Himself
Surfer, Dude (2008)
Farmer Bob
Beer for My Horses (2008)
Charlie
Swing Vote (2008)
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Hempsters: Plant the Seed (2008)
Himself
The King of Texas (2008)
Blonde Ambition (2007)
Pap Paw
Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing, Live (2007)
Lui même
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007)
Jesse Duke
Fighting With Anger (2007)
Will
Opry Video Classics - Hall of Fame (2007)
American Revolutions: The Highwaymen (2006)
Himself
Outlaw Country: Live from Austin, TX (2006)
Compositeur, Guitare, Artiste principal, Voix
Willie Nelson: Live from Austin TX (2006)
Compositeur, Guitare, Artiste principal, Voix
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Uncle Jesse Duke
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: Where the Music Began (2005)
self
Be Here to Love Me (2004)
Himself - Musician
The Big Bounce (2004)
Joe Lurie
Willie Nelson Live At Billy Bob's (2004)
Self
The Highwaymen: On the Road Again (2003)
Himself
Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' (2003)
Himself
The Country Bears (2002)
Himself
This Land Is Your Land - Folk Years (2002)
Waylon Jennings: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend. (2002)
Himself
Willie Nelson: Live in Amsterdam (2001)
Himself
The Journeyman (2001)
Samuel Hancock
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
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A Tribute To Johnny Cash (1999)
Performer
Outlaw Justice (1999)
Lee Walker
The Story of Darrell Royal (1999)
Himself
Half Baked (1998)
Historian Smoker
Wag the Dog (1997)
Johnny Dean
Gone Fishin' (1997)
Billy 'Catch' Pooler
Starlight (1996)
Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995)
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Wild Texas Wind (1991)
Himself
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991)
Highwaymen: Live (1990)
Pair of Aces (1990)
Billy Roy Barker
Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? (1988)
Cross
Once Upon A Texas Train (1988)
John Henry Lee
Walking After Midnight (1988)
Heartbeat (1987)
Himself
Stagecoach (1986)
Doc Holliday
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986)
Gen. Jo Shelby
Red Headed Stranger (1986)
Songwriter (1984)
Doc Jenkins
Hells Angels Forever (1983)
Himself
Willie Nelson Live at the US Festival (1983)
Himself
Playboy Video Magazine: Volume 4 (1983)
Himself
Coming Out of the Ice (1982)
Red Loon
Barbarosa (1982)
Barbarosa
Thief (1981)
Okla
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Buck Bonham
The Electric Horseman (1979)
Wendell Hickson
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration (1979)
A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974)
Himself
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Farm Aid Live (2014)
Production Artist
Stagecoach (1986)
Original Music Composer
Songwriter (1984)
Songs