History Music / WillieNelson

5th Mar '17 8:51:56 AM Scorpion451
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* AdamWesting: As noted below, he has an excellent sense of humor about his reputation as an EruditeStoner, and loves hamming it up.
18th Dec '16 11:54:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TenWithATwo: TropeNamer, from his 1990 song "Ten with a Two".
12th Dec '16 1:32:59 PM Xtifr
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Known as the Red-Headed Stranger, '''Willie Hugh Nelson''' (born April 29, 1933) is perhaps one of the most iconic CountryMusic artists of the 20th century. He started his career in the 1950s, playing bass guitar for Ray Price and writing songs for others (ever heard of "Crazy" by Patsy Cline?). A modest #10 hit in 1962 ("Willingly"), first brought him to the charts, but it wasn't until 1975 that he broke through with the massive crossover hit "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain". For most of the 1970s and 1980s, Nelson was at the top of his game, charting both as a solo singer and as a duet partner with... well, almost everybody: Music/WaylonJennings, Music/MerleHaggard, Julio Iglesias and Music/RayCharles, among others. Although Nelson hasn't touched the Top 40 on his own since 1990, the occasional duet has found its way onto the charts as late as 2003's "Beer for My Horses", with Music/TobyKeith. One of country music's elder statesmen, and one of the very few artists from the 60's who is still around, Nelson is incredibly respected as a songwriter and lead guitarist, while his iconic jazzy singing style is instantly recognizable.

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Known as the Red-Headed Stranger, '''Willie Willie Hugh Nelson''' Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is perhaps one of the most iconic CountryMusic artists of the 20th century. He started his career in the 1950s, playing bass guitar for Ray Price and writing songs for others (ever heard of "Crazy" by Patsy Cline?). A modest #10 hit in 1962 ("Willingly"), first brought him to the charts, but it wasn't until 1975 that he broke through with the massive crossover hit "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain". For most of the 1970s and 1980s, Nelson was at the top of his game, charting both as a solo singer and as a duet partner with... well, almost everybody: Music/WaylonJennings, Music/MerleHaggard, Julio Iglesias and Music/RayCharles, among others. Although Nelson hasn't touched the Top 40 on his own since 1990, the occasional duet has found its way onto the charts as late as 2003's "Beer for My Horses", with Music/TobyKeith. One of country music's elder statesmen, and one of the very few artists from the 60's who is still around, Nelson is incredibly respected as a songwriter and lead guitarist, while his iconic jazzy singing style is instantly recognizable.
5th Nov '16 12:16:57 PM Morgenthaler
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** TobyKeith penned a song titled "I'll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again". And sings it in Willie's SignatureStyle.

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** TobyKeith Music/TobyKeith penned a song titled "I'll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again". And sings it in Willie's SignatureStyle.
11th Oct '16 6:27:03 PM Ezclee4050
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* NonActorVehicle: ''Honeysuckle Rose'', ''Barbarosa'', ''Songwriter''. He's had a steady career in front the camera, but those were the films that he headlined. As mentioned above, more recently he's specialized in AsHimself appearances.
22nd Sep '16 4:03:45 AM 06tele
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* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Trigger, his ''extremely'' battered Martin N-20 classical guitar, which has a hole worn in the soundboard after 47 years of constant use, and which has been signed by more than a hundred of his friends and acquaintances. He bought it in 1969 for $750, which was a lot of money in those days; a vintage N-20 from the same period will set you back around four thousand dollars today.
17th Mar '16 4:41:08 AM Ezclee4050
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-->'Cause it's the holiday season"
-->And you fill such a big empty space

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-->'Cause it's the holiday season"
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-->And you fill such a big empty spacespace."
16th Mar '16 3:32:19 AM Ezclee4050
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* DidIMentionItsChristmas: "The Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning"
-->Last night you came home late
-->And I knew you'd been drinking
-->By that old mellow look on your face
-->I thought, "It don't matter
-->'Cause it's the holiday season"
-->And you fill such a big empty space
11th Feb '16 3:34:27 PM MarkLungo
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His earliest material is fairly straight classic country (though his sophisticated lyrics were considered cutting edge). When he recorded with RCA Records in the late 60s he had the same problem as his labelmate Music/WaylonJennings: his style was too eclectic to fit into the usual Nashville formulas, leading to experiments with crooning ballads ("She's Not For You"), pop ("I'm a Memory") and even gospel ("Laying My Burdens Down"). He also sang with a clipped, over-enunciated style that stands in contrast to his later signature jazzy phrasing.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His earliest material is fairly straight classic country (though his sophisticated lyrics were considered cutting edge). When he recorded with RCA Records Creator/RCARecords in the late 60s he had the same problem as his labelmate Music/WaylonJennings: his style was too eclectic to fit into the usual Nashville formulas, leading to experiments with crooning ballads ("She's Not For You"), pop ("I'm a Memory") and even gospel ("Laying My Burdens Down"). He also sang with a clipped, over-enunciated style that stands in contrast to his later signature jazzy phrasing.
29th Dec '15 8:16:09 AM Morgenthaler
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Known as the Red-Headed Stranger, '''Willie Hugh Nelson''' (born April 29, 1933) is perhaps one of the most iconic CountryMusic artists of the 20th century. He started his career in the 1950s, playing bass guitar for Ray Price and writing songs for others (ever heard of "Crazy" by Patsy Cline?). A modest #10 hit in 1962 ("Willingly"), first brought him to the charts, but it wasn't until 1975 that he broke through with the massive crossover hit "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain". For most of the 1970s and 1980s, Nelson was at the top of his game, charting both as a solo singer and as a duet partner with... well, almost everybody: WaylonJennings, MerleHaggard, Julio Iglesias and RayCharles, among others. Although Nelson hasn't touched the Top 40 on his own since 1990, the occasional duet has found its way onto the charts as late as 2003's "Beer for My Horses", with TobyKeith. One of country music's elder statesmen, and one of the very few artists from the 60's who is still around, Nelson is incredibly respected as a songwriter and lead guitarist, while his iconic jazzy singing style is instantly recognizable.

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Known as the Red-Headed Stranger, '''Willie Hugh Nelson''' (born April 29, 1933) is perhaps one of the most iconic CountryMusic artists of the 20th century. He started his career in the 1950s, playing bass guitar for Ray Price and writing songs for others (ever heard of "Crazy" by Patsy Cline?). A modest #10 hit in 1962 ("Willingly"), first brought him to the charts, but it wasn't until 1975 that he broke through with the massive crossover hit "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain". For most of the 1970s and 1980s, Nelson was at the top of his game, charting both as a solo singer and as a duet partner with... well, almost everybody: WaylonJennings, MerleHaggard, Music/WaylonJennings, Music/MerleHaggard, Julio Iglesias and RayCharles, Music/RayCharles, among others. Although Nelson hasn't touched the Top 40 on his own since 1990, the occasional duet has found its way onto the charts as late as 2003's "Beer for My Horses", with TobyKeith.Music/TobyKeith. One of country music's elder statesmen, and one of the very few artists from the 60's who is still around, Nelson is incredibly respected as a songwriter and lead guitarist, while his iconic jazzy singing style is instantly recognizable.
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