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Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson (singer/songwriter, born April 30, 1933, Abbott, Texas) Willie Nelson is one of contemporary music's rare genuine icons, the 65-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor remains a restlessly creative soul. In a career that now spans five decades recording more than 200 albums, writing many of this country's most enduring songs, acting in more than 30 movies and television shows, crisscrossing the country on his concert tours, and masterminding innumerable benefit concerts, Willie Nelson has continually renewed his artistic vision, remaining always what Kris Kristofferson calls "a profound, original songwriter in a class with Stephen Foster who continues to enrich our lives with greatness." In this decade alone, Nelson has recorded a string of critically acclaimed albums like Across the Borderline, Moonlight Becomes You (a collection of standards), and Just One Love (a prime example of Texas-style country music), along with two albums as a member of the Highwaymen. Nelson also has been the subject of an alternative rock tribute album, three boxed sets, and a star-studded 60th birthday television special. And he continues to tour, spending more than 200 nights a year on the traveling bus that is his home away from home.