Nelson learned to play guitar from his grandfather and at the age of 10 was performing at local dances. He served in the U. Air Force before becoming a disc jockey in Texas , Oregon , and California during the s. He also was performing in public and writing songs then. In the early s Nelson moved back to Texas and, with Waylon Jennings , spearheaded the country music movement known as outlaw music. Unusual for a country album, songs by Hoagy Carmichael , Irving Berlin , and other mainstream popular songwriters made up his Stardust , which eventually sold more than five million copies in the United States. Despite that setback, he continued to record at a prolific pace into the 21st century. His subsequent albums included Across the Borderline , the atmospheric Teatro , and the reggae -tinged Countryman
"Good Hearted Woman"
"Nothing I Can Do About It Now"
Willie Hugh Nelson born April 29, is an American musician, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie , combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust , made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
"Beer for My Horses"
Willie Nelson songs are some of the most beloved of all time. The iconic singer-songwriter and guitarist has recorded songs from across almost every genre over the course of his legendary career, touching on country, folk, jazz and standards. He's not only one of country music's greatest songwriters, he's also one of the genre's most inimitable vocal stylists and guitarists, making this list of the Top 10 Willie Nelson Songs that much more impressive. Written by Beth Nielsen Chapman, this No. With a personal life that has included four marriages, tax troubles and "high times" that have led to occasional brushes with the law, there's obviously nothing he can, or would, do about all of it now. A haunting tale of bandits and betrayal, what's really going on in the story is far from clear. But while the details are murky, the song captures two musical giants in their prime. The title character of this sparse but electrifying tune is a long-haired, peace-loving rebel who wears sandals, travels with a motley group of friends, rejects the establishment and has "never held a job. Leave it to Willie and Family to score a hit with this great live recording all about the tortured memories of that "amber current.
Willie Nelson. The name is six letters each for both first and last name, yet there is nothing simple about the man. In his career, he has defied — and continues to defy genres or classifications. He has recorded albums with just about every musical theme known to man since he began recording in the late s. Here are ten of his finest moments in the solo spotlight!