Willie Nelson is a famous country singer. He released more than a hundred records, of which ten became multi-platinum. He can be called a real cowboy, since he is a five-time rodeo champion. Nelson was awarded the Texas banner, and even his tour bus became a legendary transport. He is the recipient of the Grammy Award and many other popular awards.
Willie Nelson was born on the thirtieth of April1933 in the US state of Texas, in Abbot. His childhood was far from cloudless. At first his father died, then his mother left them with her sister, giving up to grandfather and grandmother. And Willy worked for ten years in cotton plantations. The first guitar was presented to him in six years.
After graduation Willy went to serve in aviation. Then first time he worked as a salesman. I gave lectures in Sunday school. But his main hobby was always songs. Willy married early.
First, Willie Nelson participated in schoolensembles. And even created his own with the name Bohemian Fiddlers. But Nelson's serious musical career began in 1956. First, record companies did not take his recordings at all, since the sound was "raw" and unfashionable at the time. Therefore, Willie often gave them to other performers. And some of them later became very popular. For example, "Crazy", "Night Life".
Promotion of his musical career was hindered andbad habits. He smoked marijuana and had a predilection for alcohol. In addition, he also carried weapons without a license. As a result, there were often problems with the law. Tired of this, Nelson went to live in Austin, which was famous as a very democratic city. And it was here that his music acquired an extraordinary sound. She absorbed rock, western-swing, folk-rock and jazz. And Nelson got rid of bad habits and became a follower of a healthy lifestyle. And the morning exercise became his tradition.
In the early 1970's. they're in. Jennings grew spade-bearded beards and began to wear worn jeans, thereby opposing them to glossy variety jackets of impeccable cut. Nelson was confident that the country style should return to its cowboy origins. Willie, along with Jennings, tried to return to this genre long-lost energy.
When Nelson began to act in film, inmusical career came the period of duets. He recorded one song with H. Iglesias. And together with friends he created the band The Highwaymen, which became super popular. In 1982, in the nomination "Record of the Year", considered very prestigious, Willy Nelson, whose albums were published almost annually, still received a Grammy Award for the new performance of the song "Always on My Mind".
In the early nineties, the tax serviceaccused Willy of tax evasion. And most of Nelson's property left the auction, since his debt was very decent. Willie even recorded a double album at a hurried pace to pay off his debts. As soon as the lawsuits were over, in 1933 he released a duet album with performers of other musical genres.
Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson - famousperformers in the style of country, and both were awarded the famous Grammy Award. But in the second half of the 1990s, Willy's popularity began to decline rapidly. Partly and because of his struggle for the legalization of marijuana. On one of the TV shows, he to the whole country proudly announced that he was smoking marijuana on the roof of the White House while President D. Carter was hosting a reception. Nelson wanted to attract the attention of youth, and as a result, there was an album with reggae additives.
In 2005, he released the single "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly", which became scandalous. The name speaks of the secret love of cowboys to each other. And in 2006, Willy returned to the peak of the country charts.
Willie Nelson, whose discography is very extensive, has released many albums:
Since 1979 Willie Nelson periodically acted in films. Almost every year it could be seen on the screen in a new picture, and sometimes one film did not end there. In 1986, 1988, 1997, 2006, 2007 - Every year he starred in two films. The peak of film career fell in 2008. In this year, Nelson starred in five films at once. It is curious that all this time he continued to write music and songs.
Some films from Nelson's career: