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Willie Nelson

Born: Apr 30, 1933 in Fort Worth, TX
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Genre: Country, Pop/Rock
Biography: As a songwriter and a performer, Willie Nelson played a vital role in post-rock & roll country music. Although he didn't become a star until the mid-'70s, Nelson spent the '60s writing songs that became hits for stars like Ray Price ("Night Life"), Patsy Cline ("Crazy"), Faron Young ("Hello Walls"), ...Read full biography
Shotgun Willie
Released: 1973
Label: Rhino Flashback
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Transferring his allegiance to Atlantic (where he would record two remarkable albums that would get him kicked off the label), Willie Nelson offered his finest record to date for his debut -- possibly ...Read full review
Phases and Stages
Released: 1974
Label: Rhino
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If Shotgun Willie played a bit like a concept album, Phases and Stages was a full-blown one, tracing the dissolution of a marriage and devoting one side to the wife's perspective, the second to the husband's. ...Read full review
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Willie Nelson, Farm Aid coming to North Carolina
Jul 24, 5:16 AM EST
Annual Farm Aid concert, food festival featuring Willie Nelson is scheduled for North Carolina
Country newcomer duets with legends on new album
Jul 9, 2:39 PM EST
Country newcomer Mary Sarah duets with Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, other legends on 'Bridges'
Review: Willie Nelson picks up his pen on new LP
Jun 16, 12:31 PM EST
Music Review: Willie Nelson picks up his pen on 'Band of Brothers,' strongest album in years
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