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Willie Nelson

Singer-songwriter / Writer / Actor / Musician / Guitarist / Film Producer / Author / Television Producer / Session Musician / Film Director / Record Producer / Environmentalist | * 04/30/1933 († 89, 06/26/2022) | Abbott, Texas (United States of America (USA))
Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American country musician. 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 Polka as their lead singer and guitar player. After graduating from high school in 1950, he joined the U.S. Air Force but was later discharged due to back problems. After his return, Nelson attended Baylor University for two years but dropped out because he was succeeding in music. He worked as a disc jockey at radio stations in his native Texas, and in several radio stations in... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Music | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Willie Nelson

Grammy Legend Award 3x Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance 3x American Music Award for Favorite Country Single Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year Grammy Award for Best Country Song 4x American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album American Music Award for Favorite Country Album American Music Award of Merit Kennedy Center Honors 4x Grammy Hall of Fame 2x Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award Gershwin Prize Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting 12x Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance 6x Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year 3x American Music Award for Favorite Country Single 7x Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal 6x American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist Grammy Award for Best Country Song Grammy Award for Record of the Year American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album 2x American Music Award for Favorite Country Album 3x People's Choice Award for Favorite Country Artist 7x Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals 2x Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance Grammy Award for Best Music Film 4x Grammy Award for Best Country Album Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals 2x Grammy Award for Best Americana Album
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Movies with Willie Nelson as Actor(109)

as Bones / Himself2022 Willie and Me
as Self (archive footage)2020 My Darling Vivian
as Red2018 Paradox
as himself2018 Quincy
as himself2017 Lost in London
as himself2016 Zoolander 2
as Self - Performer2016 The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End
as himself2014 The Art of McCartney
as Nick2013 Angels Sing
as himself2011 I Ride
as Himself (archive footage)2011 Paul Williams Still Alive
as himself2009 Happiness Is
as himself2009 The Obama Deception
as Himself - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar2009 Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles
as Charlie2008 Beer for My Horses
as himself2008 Elvis: Viva Las Vegas
as himself2008 Swing Vote
as Farmer Bob2008 Surfer, Dude
as Pap Paw2007 Blonde Ambition
as himself2006 Broken Bridges
as Uncle Jesse Duke2005 The Dukes of Hazzard
as Joe Lurie2004 The Big Bounce
as Self - Musician2004 Be Here to Love Me
as himself2002 The Country Bears
as Samuel Hancock2001 The Journeyman
as Performer1999 A Tribute To Johnny Cash
as Lee Walker1999 Outlaw Justice
as Historian Smoker1998 Half Baked
as Johnny Dean1997 Wag the Dog
as Billy 'Catch' Pooler1997 Gone Fishin'
as himself1997 Anthem
as Self (archive footage)1994 The World of Jim Henson
as himself1994 Trading Mom
as himself1991 WWE WrestleMania VII
as himself1991 Wild Texas Wind
as Billy Roy Barker1990 Pair of Aces
as John Henry Lee1988 Once Upon a Texas Train
as himself1988 Baja Oklahoma
as himself1987 Heartbeat
as Doc Holliday1986 Stagecoach
as Rev. Julian Shay1986 Red Headed Stranger
as Doc Jenkins1984 Songwriter
as himself1983 Hells Angels Forever
as Barbarosa1982 Barbarosa
as Red Loon1982 Coming Out of the Ice
as Okla1981 Thief
as Buck Bonham1980 Honeysuckle Rose
as Wendell Hickson1979 The Electric Horseman
as himself1978 Mickey's 50

TV Shows/Series with Willie Nelson as Actor(21)

Movies with Willie Nelson as Crew(5)

Production/Executive Producer1986 Stagecoach
Sound/Original Music Composer1986 Stagecoach
Production/Producer1986 Red Headed Stranger
Sound/Music1986 Red Headed Stranger
Sound/Songs1984 Songwriter

Additional Information

Full Name: Willie Hugh Nelson
Born: Sunday, 04/30 1933 (April) in Abbott, Texas (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 06/26 2022 (June) (aged: 89)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Baylor University, Abbott High School
Member of: The Highwaymen
Record Label: Blue Note, Atlantic Records, Columbia Records, Island Records, Legacy Recordings, Liberty Records, RCA Records, Inc., Universal Music Group Nashville, Challenge Records, Impex Records
Spouses (current/former): Shirley Collie Nelson, Martha Matthews
Children: Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Paula Nelson
Siblings: Bobbie Nelson
Other names for Willie Nelson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"The Highwaymen"
"Willie Hugh Nelson"
Willie Nelson frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (31x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (26x, Actor)
Bill Hader (25x, Actor)
Kris Kristofferson (25x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (20x, Actress)
Tress MacNeille (20x, Actress)
Jason Sudeikis (19x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (17x, Actor)
Martin Short (15x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (14x, Actress)
Will Forte (14x, Actor)
Phil Hartman (14x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10701, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 01/22/2023