Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Sh…
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, 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 1960s 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.
- Born: Apr 29, 1933 (age 84) · Abbott, TX
- Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
- Spouse: Annie D'Angelo (m. 1991) · Connie Koepke (m. 1971 - 1988) · Shirley Collie (m. 1963 - 1971)· Martha Matthews (m. 1952 - 1962)
- Children: Lukas Nelson (Son) · Paula Carlene Nelson (Daughter) · Susie Nelson (Daughter)
- Member of: USA for Africa · The Highwaymen · Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson· Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson · Willie Nelson & Ray Charles · Willie Nelson & Leon Russell · Willie Nelson & Kimmie Rhodes · Willie Nelson and Mark McGrath
- Siblings: Bobbie Nelson (Sister)