Willie Nelson

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Willie Hugh Nelson (/wɪli nɛlsən/; born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), 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 during the Great Depression, and raised by his grandparents, Nelson wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band at ten. During high school, he toured locally with the Bohemian Polk... More

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Willie Nelson Quotes

Willie Nelson #Anger #Experience

Photo of Willie Nelson I think I'm basically the same guy I always was. Maybe I've learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger and temper they say redheads normally have.
Willie Nelson #Art

Photo of Willie Nelson I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times.
Willie Nelson #Age #Money

Photo of Willie Nelson I would like to see more airplay for all artists, no matter what age. I think there's a lot of money being spent toward the young guys, but a lot of the older guys are the ones who blazed the trail for those young guys.
Willie Nelson #Freedom

Photo of Willie Nelson Freedom is control in your own life.
Willie Nelson #Freedom

Photo of Willie Nelson America, to me, is freedom.
Willie Nelson #God #Government

Photo of Willie Nelson I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?
Willie Nelson #Knowledge

Photo of Willie Nelson I don't think any person has any special knowledge about what God has planned for me and you any more than me and you do.
Willie Nelson #Money

Photo of Willie Nelson I am not a pig farmer. The pigs had a great time, but I didn't make any money.
Willie Nelson #Money

Photo of Willie Nelson If you got the money honey I got the time and when you run out of money honey I run out of time.
Willie Nelson #Music

Photo of Willie Nelson All I do is play music and golf - which one do you want me to give up?
Willie Nelson #Music

Photo of Willie Nelson I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.
Willie Nelson #Music #Sad

Photo of Willie Nelson A lot of country music is sad.
Willie Nelson #Music

Photo of Willie Nelson There's a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world.
Willie Nelson #Music

Photo of Willie Nelson I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album. Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&ampB.
Willie Nelson #Peace

Photo of Willie Nelson I wanted to connect all people who are thinking about peace on Earth.
Willie Nelson #Positive

Photo of Willie Nelson Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
Willie Nelson #Romantic

Photo of Willie Nelson I'm a romantic slob!
Willie Nelson #Sad

Photo of Willie Nelson It doesn't hurt to feel sad from time to time.
Willie Nelson #Truth

Photo of Willie Nelson Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is.
Willie Nelson #Sad

Photo of Willie Nelson Well the country songs themselves are three-chord stories, ballads which are mostly sad. If you are already feeling sorry for yourself when you listen to them they will take you to an even sadder place.