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The Untold Truth Of Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson is the stuff of road trips and backyard barbecues, served under the long, hot, summer afternoon sun. It's safe to say that he's as American as American gets, and he's not likely to let anyone forget it, either. Especially with the stories he had to tell — and it turns out that there are some things he's holding back.

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    Willie Nelson: 12 Facts Only His Biggest Fans Would Know

    Willie Nelson: 12 Facts Only His Biggest Fans Would Know

    Willie Nelson is the stuff of road trips and backyard barbecues, served under the long, hot, summer afternoon sun. It's safe to say that he's as American as American gets, and he's not likely to let anyone forget it, either. Especially with the stories he had to tell — and it turns out that there are some things he's holding back.

    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Willie Nelson

    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson has always been something of an oxymoron. He has somehow managed to take country music and marijuana advocacy, and stuff both in the perennially smiling body of an American icon. His "country" career has given the world many massive Billboard hits that feature collaborations with people as fabulous and diverse (and decidedly not country) as Ray Charles and Julio Iglesias. What's more, despite the fact that his back catalog features tearjerkers such as "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," the man himself seems like one of those celebrities who are so perennially happy and mellow, it's hard to imagine that anything bad has ever happened to him — definitely not enough to warrant an article about his "tragic real-life story."

    What Willie Nelson Did Before Becoming A Country Star

    What Willie Nelson Did Before Becoming A Country Star

    For more than half a century, Willie Nelson has been a fixture in country music. Nelson has written some of the most beloved songs in the genre, such as "On the Road Again" and "Crazy," as well as helped spawn the subgenre in country music, known as "Outlaw Country" (via Biography). In the traditionally conservative world of country music, Nelson has supported progressive projects such as cannabis legalization, alternative energy resources, and the famous Farm Aid concert series.

    Why Willie Nelson Was Once Nervous To Go Into Patsy Cline's Home

    Why Willie Nelson Was Once Nervous To Go Into Patsy Cline's Home

    Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline are both among the most well-known classic country singers to this day. IDSWATER states that Nelson has 25 No. 1 hits to his name. Though Cline only had two No. 1 hits as her career was tragically cut short by a plane crash in 1963, she is considered to be the greatest female country singer of all time (via New Country 99.1). The two had a behind-the-scenes connection in the form of Nelson's iconic song "Crazy."

    How Many Times Has Willie Nelson Been Arrested?

    How Many Times Has Willie Nelson Been Arrested?

    Willie Nelson is known for a few things: classic country music; long hair that he often wears in braids; and smoking a whole lot of pot. The musician's affinity for the potent leaf began in 1981 when he suffered a collapsed lung while swimming in Hawaii. Immediately following the incident, Nelson threw away all of his Chesterfield cigarettes and rolled twenty joints to replace them, as he recalled in his 2021 memoir "Willie Nelson's Letters to America."

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