Willie Nelson Bio, Age, Family, Height, Career, Net Worth

Willie Nelson Biography

Willie Nelson (Willie Hugh Nelson) is an activist, actor, and musician from America. He is one of the most recognized artists in country music due to the critical success of the album Shotgun Willie and the commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust.

Willie Nelson Age|Birthday

Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas, the United States on 29th April 1933. Therefore, he is 88 years old as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on 29th April every year.

Willie Nelson Height|Weight

Nelson’s height is 5 feet 6 inches (approximately 1.75 meters). In addition, his weight is 70 kilograms.

Willie Nelson Family

Nelson’s parents are Ira Doyle (father) who was a mechanic and Myrle Marie (mother) who was a homemaker. However, his mother died after his birth. One of his cousins named him Willie Hugh in honor of his departed brother. Moreover, he has one sibling, a sister by the name Bobbie Lee who is a pianist and a renowned singer. Together with his sister, they were taught to sing by their grandfather who encouraged them to make a career in singing.

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Willie Nelson wife

In his life, Nelson has been married four times. He first married Martha Matthews in the year 1952 and divorced her in the year 1962. Later he got married to Shirley Collie in 1963 and they divorced in 1971. After his divorce from his second wife, Shirley, he got married to Connie Koepke in the year 1971 and divorced in 1988. However, he has been married to Annie D’Angelo since 1991. They both have two sons together.

The names of his children are, Lukas, Paula, Micah, Susie, Lana, Amy, and Billy.

Willie Nelson Education|Career

Education

Nelson graduated from Abbott High School in Texas. Later e served the nation for nine months after joining the US Air Force. Moreover, in 1954, he pursued a degree in Agriculture from Baylor University. However, in order to pursue his career in music, he dropped out of college after two years.

Professional Career

Nelson wrote his first song when he was at the age of seven years. He had joined a local music band at the age of nine years. Moreover, he used to sing at various weddings, dance halls, and taverns to earn money. His first song “No Place For Me became an instant flop when it was recorded in the year 1956. He was forced to work as a salesman and sold vacuum cleaners door to door since nobody was interested in hiring him as a singer.

In addition, his first two singles as an artist were released in August 1961 and both of them became a massive hit among the listeners. Moreover, he released his first album called “And Then I Wrote” in the year 1962. He later signed a contract with the RCA Victor and recorded the first RCA Victor album in the year after the success of his debut album.

Additionally, his crew had some of the finest musicians when he formed his own backing band in 1967. His albums became a hit soon after his band. He had influences from jazz, country music, and folk and became famous for his kind of country music.

Moreover, in the year 1979, he debuted in a film and entered the movie industry. Furthermore, he has been part of more than fifty advertisements and has acted in more than thirty movies to date.

Awards

Having been part of the music industry for more than sixty years, Nelson is still going strong. Due to his contribution to the music industry, he has been awarded several awards. Moreover, he has won more than fifteen American Music Awards, twelve Grammy Awards, and ten CMA Awards. He is without doubt one of the finest musicians of the world right now.

Willie Nelson Net Worth

Nelson’s net worth is $25 million.