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Willie Nelson

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. Nelson was one of the main figures of the Outlaw Movement, a subgenre of Country music that developed between the end of 1960s and early 1980s. The critical success of the albums Shotgun Willie, Phases and Stages, and the commercial success of Red Headed Stranger made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. Nelson is also recognized for his contributions to charity, he is the president and one of the founding members of Farm Aid charity concert, and his activism for the legalization of marijuana and for the use of bio-fuels. Nelson started studying music from mail order material that his grandparents gave him. He wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band at nine. During high school, he toured locally with the Bohemian Fiddlers as their lead singer and guitar player. After graduating from high school in 1950, he joined the Air Force. However, he was discharged due to back problems. After his return, Nelson attended Baylor University for two years but dropped out because he was succeeding in music. During this time, he worked as a disc jockey in Texas radio stations and a singer in honky tonks. Nelson moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he wrote "Family Bible" and recorded the song "Lumberjack" in 1956. In 1960, he signed a publishing contract with Pamper Music which allowed him to join Ray Price's band as a bassist. During that time, he wrote songs that would become country standards, including "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Hello Walls", "Pretty Paper", and "Crazy". In 1962, he recorded his first album, And Then I Wrote. Due to this success, Nelson signed in 1965 with RCA Victor and joined the Grand Ole Opry. In 1973, after signing with Atlantic Records, Nelson turned to outlaw country, including albums such as Shotgun Willie and Phases and Stages. In 1975, he switched to Columbia records, where he recorded the critically acclaimed album, Red Headed Stranger. The same year, he confirmed his move to outlaw country with the 1976 album Wanted! The Outlaws, which he recorded with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser. During the mid 1980s, while creating hit albums like Honeysuckle Rose and recording hit songs like "On the Road Again", "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", and "Pancho & Lefty", he joined the country supergroup The Highwaymen, along with fellow singers, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson. During the 1990s and 2000s, Nelson continued touring extensively, and released albums every year. Reviews ranged from positive to mixed. Nelson explored genres such as reggae, blues, jazz, and folk. Nelson made his first movie appearance in the 1979 film, The Electric Horseman, followed by other appearances in movies and on television. Nelson is a major liberal activist and the co-chair of the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which is in favor of marijuana legalization. On the environmental front, Nelson owns the bio-diesel brand Willie Nelson Biodiesel, which is made from vegetable oil. He is the co-founder and president of Farm Aid, and has been contributing to the benefit concert series since the first event in 1985, organizing concerts and performing with other prominent artists. Nelson is also the Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Texas Music Project, the official music charity of the state of Texas. Description above from the Wikipedia article Willie Nelson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Родился:
Apr 30, 1933 в Abbott, Texas, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
73
Впервые появился:
на series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour 1969-01-22
Последний проект:
Series The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning 2017
Известный в фильмах
Poster of На трезвую голову
Poster of Отчёт Колбера
Poster of Дефективный детектив
Poster of Симпсоны
Фильмография
Series The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning Unknown 2017
Series A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Unknown 2016
Кино Образцовый самец 2 Himself 2016-02-06
Кино The American Epic Sessions Himself 2016-03-16
Кино Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl Himself 2016-03-04
Кино Johnny Cash: American Rebel Himself 2015-09-12
Кино All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State Himself 2014-04-28
Кино Road to Austin 2014-03-13
Кино Сверхчеловек: Легенда о Шэпе Городоне Himself 2014-06-06
Кино Angels Sing Nick 2013-10-19
Кино It's About You 2012-01-04
Кино 9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Up Himself 2011-06-10
Кино The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story Himself 2010-06-15
Кино Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles Himself - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar 2009-10-20
Кино Happiness Is Himself 2009-07-30
Кино Hempsters: Plant the Seed Himself 2008-05-25
Кино На трезвую голову Willie Nelson 2008-08-01
Кино Серфер Farmer Bob 2008-09-05
Кино A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Himself 2008-11-23
Кино Beer for My Horses Charlie 2008-08-08
Кино The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning Jesse Duke 2007-03-04
Кино Блондинка с амбициями Pap Paw 2007-12-21
Кино Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: Where the Music Began self 2005-07-26
Кино Придурки из Хаззарда Uncle Jesse Duke 2005-08-05
Series Отчёт Колбера Unknown 2005-10-17
Кино Большая кража Joe Lurie 2004-01-30
Кино Be Here to Love Me Himself - Musician 2004-09-13
Series CMA Music Festival Unknown 2004-07-14
Кино Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' Himself 2003-05-26
Кино The Highwaymen: On the Road Again Himself 2003-07-15
Series CMT Crossroads Unknown 2002-01-13
Series Дефективный детектив Unknown 2002-07-12
Кино Waylon Jennings: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend. Himself 2002-03-26
Кино Outlaw Justice Lee Walker 1999-01-24
Кино The Story of Darrell Royal Himself 1999-01-01
Кино A Tribute To Johnny Cash Performer 1999-06-04
Кино Willie Nelson: Live In Amsterdam Himself 1999-12-31
Кино На рыбалку! Billy 'Catch' Pooler 1997-05-30
Series Взгляд Unknown 1997-08-11
Кино Плутовство Johnny Dean 1997-12-25
Кино Starlight 1996-01-01
Series Дневное шоу с Тревором Ноем Unknown 1996-07-22
Кино Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story Willie Nelson 1995-01-22
Series Космический Призрак Unknown 1994-04-15
Series Доктор Куин: женщина-врач Unknown 1993-01-01
Series Ночное шоу с Джейем Лено Unknown 1992-05-25
Кино Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind 1991-01-01
Кино Wild Texas Wind Himself 1991-09-23
Кино Pair of Aces Billy Roy Barker 1990-01-01
Кино Highwaymen: Live 1990-03-28
Series Симпсоны Unknown 1989-12-17
Кино Once Upon A Texas Train John Henry Lee 1988-01-03
Кино Walking After Midnight 1988-01-01
Кино Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? Cross 1988-11-13
Кино Heartbeat Himself 1987-05-10
Кино Red Headed Stranger 1986-01-01
Кино The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James Gen. Jo Shelby 1986-02-17
Кино Дилижанс Doc Holliday 1986-05-18
Series Полиция Майами: Отдел нравов Unknown 1984-09-16
Кино Songwriter Doc Jenkins 1984-10-14
Кино Hells Angels Forever Himself 1983-10-09
Кино Барбароса Barbarosa 1982-01-01
Кино Coming Out of the Ice Red Loon 1982-12-31
Кино Thief Okla 1981-03-27
Кино Honeysuckle Rose Buck Bonham 1980-07-18
Series Solid Gold Unknown 1980-09-13
Series The Bee Gees Special Unknown 1979-11-15
Кино The Electric Horseman Wendell Hickson 1979-12-21
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series Austin City Limits Unknown 1975-01-01
Series Субботним вечером в прямом эфире Unknown 1975-10-11
Кино A Poem is a Naked Person Himself 1974-01-01
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22