Bing Search

Willie Nelson

Born: Apr 30, 1933 in Fort Worth, TX
User rating: 
1037 Ratings
Rate this artist:
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
Critics' Rating:
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
Critics' Rating:
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
6,500 tickets sold for pipeline opposition concert
Aug 21, 11:55 AM EST
6,500 tickets sold for anti-pipeline concert with Willie Nelson, Neil Young; capped at 7K
Oil pipeline opponents plan concert in cornfield
Aug 18, 2:12 PM EST
Willie Nelson, Neil Young to headline anti-Keystone XL oil pipeline concert in Nebraska field
Author tells story of wild ride of Benny Binion
Aug 14, 8:57 AM EST
Review: 'Blood Aces' tells story of the wild ride of Texas gangster Benny Binion
Correction: Music-Eric Clapton story
Jul 29, 5:31 PM EST
Correction: Music-Eric Clapton story
more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans