Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson
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by Willie Nelson

Biography

Willie Hugh Nelson, 30 April 1933, Abbott, Texas, USA. Following their mother’s desertion and the death of their father, Nelson and his sister Bobbie were raised by their grandparents. Bobbie was encouraged to play the piano and Willie the guitar. By the age of seven he was writing cheating-heart-style songs. ‘Maybe I got ’em from soap operas on the radio, ’ he said, ‘but I’ve always seemed to see the sad side of things.’ Bobbie married the fiddle player Bud... Read more

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country
folk
singer-songwriter
outlaw country
americana
seen live
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