Willie Nelson is an American country singer-songwriter, musician, and actor who was born on April 29th, 1933, in Abbott, Texas. He grew up in a musical family and began playing the guitar at a young age. He started his music career in the 1950s as a songwriter, writing songs for other artists like Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison.
In the 1960s, Nelson became a successful recording artist in his own right, releasing several albums and becoming known for his unique style that blended country, folk, and jazz music. He had hits like "Crazy," "On the Road Again," and "Always on My Mind." He also became a prominent figure in the outlaw country movement, which rejected the mainstream Nashville sound.
Nelson is also known for his activism and philanthropy, particularly his support for farmers and the legalization of marijuana. He has been inducted into several halls of fame, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He continues to tour and perform, and has released over 70 albums throughout his career.