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The Essential Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

April 1st, 2003

Birth Name:
Willie Hugh Nelson

Willie Nelson


Years Active:
'50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s


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Willie Nelson


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"), and Billy Walker ("Funny How Time Slips Away") as well as releasing a series of records on Liberty and RCA that earned him a small, but devoted, cult following. During the early '70s, Willie aligned himself with Waylon Jennings and the burgeoning outlaw country movement that made him into a star in 1975. Following the crossover success of that year's The Red Headed Stranger and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," Nelson was a genuine star, as recognizable in pop circles as he was to the country audience; in addition to recording, he also launched an acting career in the early '80s. Even when he was a star, Willie never played it safe musically. Instead, he borrowed from a wide variety of styles, including traditional pop, Western swing, jazz, traditional country, cowboy songs, honky tonk, rock & roll, folk, and the blues, creating a distinctive, elastic hybrid. Nelson remained at the top of the country charts until the mid-'80s, when his lifestyle — which had always been close to the outlaw clichés with which his music flirted — began to spiral out of control, culminating in an infamous battle with the IRS in the late '80s. During the '90s and into the 2000s, Nelson's sales never reached the heights that he had experienced earlier, but he remained a vital icon in country music, having greatly influenced the new country, new traditionalist, and alternative country movements of the '80s and '90s as well as leaving behind a legacy of classic songs and recordings.

Top Albums

The Essential Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson
1. The Essentia..
Outlaw Reunion Vol. 1, Waylon Jennings
2. Outlaw Reuni..
Outlaw Reunion Vol. 2, Waylon Jennings
3. Outlaw Reuni..
16 Biggest Hits: Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson
4. 16 Biggest H..
Red Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson
5. Red Headed S..
Stardust, Willie Nelson
6. Stardust
Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be), Willie Nelson
7. Willie Nelso..
Countryman, Willie Nelson
8. Countryman
iTunes Originals - Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson
9. iTunes Origi..
Willie and the Wheel (Bonus Track Version), Asleep At the Wheel
10. Willie and t..
Highwayman, Johnny Cash
11. Highwayman
VH1 Storytellers: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash
12. VH1 Storytel..
Willie Nelson, Heroes
13. Heroes
Revolutions of Time - The Journey 1975-1993, Willie Nelson
14. Revolutions ..
Country Music, Willie Nelson
15. Country Musi..
Songbird, Willie Nelson
16. Songbird
Moment of Forever, Willie Nelson
17. Moment of Fo..
16 Biggest Hits, Waylon Jennings
18. 16 Biggest H..
Last of the Breed, Merle Haggard
19. Last of the ..
Pancho & Lefty, Merle Haggard
20. Pancho &..

Top Songs

Beer for My HorsesGreatest Hits 23:30$1.29
Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain (feat. ..Jack Johnson & Friends ..3:17$1.29
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die (..Live Willie - August 13, 20..2:43$0.99
On the Road Again16 Biggest Hits: Willie Nel..2:32$0.99
Always On My Mind16 Biggest Hits: Willie Nel..3:33$0.99
Seven Spanish Angels (with Ray Charl..Essential Willie Nelson3:50$1.29
Always On My MindAlways On My Mind3:32$0.99
Pancho and LeftyPancho & Lefty4:48$1.29
Pancho and LeftyEssential Willie Nelson4:46$1.29
Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Gro..Essential Willie Nelson2:31$1.29
ScientistScientist - Single5:02$0.99
Beer for My HorsesToby Keith: 35 Biggest Hits3:31$1.29
Angel Flying Too Close to the GroundEssential Willie Nelson4:28$0.99
Beer for My HorsesUnleashed3:24$1.29
Whiskey River (Live)Essential Willie Nelson3:31$0.99
HighwaymanEssential Willie Nelson3:02$1.29
Always On My MindEssential Willie Nelson3:30$0.99
My Heroes Have Always Been CowboysWillie Nelson's Greates..3:03$0.99
Blue SkiesEssential Willie Nelson3:33$0.99
Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain16 Biggest Hits: Willie Nel..2:19$0.99
Blue Eyes Crying In the RainRed Headed Stranger2:19$0.99
City of New OrleansEssential Willie Nelson4:50$0.99
Georgia On My MindEssential Willie Nelson4:19$0.99
Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow..Willie Nelson's Greates..3:26$1.29

Top Music Videos

Seven Spanish Angels (Live), Ray Charles With Willie Nelson
1. Seven Spanish ..
You Don't Know Me, Willie Nelson
2. You Don't Know..
Gravedigger, Willie Nelson
3. Gravedigger
Always On My Mind, Willie Nelson
4. Always On My M..
Maria (Shut Up and Kiss Me) [Alternate Edition], Willie Nelson
5. Maria (Shut Up..
Mendocino County Line, Willie Nelson featuring Lee Ann Womack
6. Mendocino Coun..
I Never Cared for You - Long Version, Willie Nelson
7. I Never Cared ..
Rainbow Connection, Willie Nelson
8. Rainbow Connec..
You Don't Think I'm Funny Anymore, Willie Nelson
9. You Don't Thin..
The Harder They Come, Willie Nelson
10. The Harder The..
Mendocino County Line, Willie Nelson featuring Lee Ann Womack
11. Mendocino Coun..
My Own Peculiar Way, Willie Nelson
12. My Own Peculia..
There You Are, Willie Nelson
13. There You Are
Still Is Still Moving to Me, Willie Nelson
14. Still Is Still..
She Is Gone, Willie Nelson
15. She Is Gone
Tuskegee Complete Footage, Lionel Richie, Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Shania Twain, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Jennifer Nettles, Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Kenny Rogers & Willie Nelson
16. Tuskegee Compl..


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