Birth Name: Willie Hugh Nelson
Birth Place: Abbott, Texas, U.S.
Years Active: 1956-present
Genres: Country, Country Rock, Outlaw Country, Alternative Country
Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist. Nelson was one of the main figures of the Outlaw Movement, a subgenre of country music that developed between the end of the 1960s and early 1980s. Nelson is also recognized for his contributions to charity and for his activism for the legalization of marijuana and for the use of biofuels. Nelson plays a Martin N-20 nylon-string acoustic guitar equipped with a Baldwin three-cord pickup, named Trigger, which he’s owned since 1969. Nelson started studying music from mail order material that his grandparents gave him. He wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first b...
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