Willie Nelson is perhaps the most famous country singer and music artist who entered the limelight and success during the late 1960s. Some of his more popular and influential songs are; Good Times, Cazzy Yet Good, Old Dogs, and I Just Called to Say I Love You. A famous movie based on the life of this country musician and actor was made; The Willie Nelson Story. This article looks at some of the details about Willie Nelson net worth.
Willie Nelson Poems
Willie Nelson’s family originally immigrated from Cuba as agricultural workers. His ancestors worked in tobacco farms, making cigars for export. Willie Nelson served in the Army during the times of both World War II and the Korean War. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Navy Cross, which are two prestigious awards for soldiers. His family lived in Texas during most of the time.
Willie Nelson trivia: Willie Nelson was born in Texas but moved to Louisiana after high school. Will was a teenager when he met Ava Gardner, a member of the Blue Moon Family, an influential African-American family in New Orleans. Willie Nelson wrote several songs that were written about growing up in the Mississippi Delta. At the age of 21, he moved back to Texas where he became known as one of the country’s most popular country singers. Willie Nelson had an electric guitar in his youth but the style of music he would create throughout his career was influenced by jazz, blues, gospel, pop, folk, blues-rock, and even country.
Willie Nelson book list
- It’s a Long Story (Hardcover) by Willie Nelson
- Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road
- The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart by
- Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band
- The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes
- Willie Nelson’s Letters to America
- Willie: An Autobiography
- A Tale Out of Luck
- On the Clean Road Again: Biodiesel and the Future of the Family Farm
- Willie Nelson – Guitar Chord Songbook
- The Willie Nelson Guitar Songbook: Guitar Tab
- Willie Nelson: Lyrics, 1957 1994
- I Didn’t Come Here and I Ain’t Leaving
- Always On My Mind
- Best of Willie Nelson Songbook: E-Z Play Today Volume 44
The Penis Poem–by Willie Nelson
My nookie days are over,
My pilot light is out.
What used to be my sex appeal,
Is now my water spout.
Time was when, on its own accord,
From my trousers it would spring.
But now I’ve got a full time job,
To find the gosh darn thing.
It used to be embarrassing,
The way it would behave.
For every single morning,
It would stand and watch me shave.
Now as old age approaches,
It sure gives me the blues.
To see it hang its little head,
And watch me tie my shoes!!
Facts about Willie Nelson net worth: Willie Nelson has four wives, the most by any country music star. His first wife was a teenager, while his second wife was a hotel receptionist. Willie Nelson divorced his first wife in 1975 and the two went their separate ways. Willie Nelson and Ava Gardner have stayed married ever since. Willie Nelson trivia: Willie Nelson was in the process of writing his autobiography when he was diagnosed with cancer in the throat and head in June of 1993.
Willie Nelson Stories
The Time He Survived a Plane Crash
This according to Willie’s pal, promoter and scratch golfer Larry Trader:
“Willie was flying in to the landing strip near Happy Shahan’s Western town that they used for the Alamo movie set. Happy is watching the plane coming in, knowing Willie is on it. The plane hits a big chughole in the strip and flips over on its side and crashes. Happy likes news and publicity, you know, so first thing he does is pick up the phone and call the radio stations, the TV, the newspapers. Happy says, ‘Willie Nelson’s plane just crashed. Y’all better hurry.’
“He jumped in a Jeep and drove out to the crash to pick up the remains. And here comes Willie and his pilot, limping up the road. The media people were arriving by then. They started firing questions at Willie. How did he survive? Was he dying? Was he even hurt? Willie smiles and says, ‘Why, this was a perfect landing. I walked away from it, didn’t I?’”
The Nine-Hour Sex Marathon (with Somersault)
During the depths of his tax issues, Willie also had other problems: Namely, a $50 million lawsuit filed by a woman who alleged he promised to marry her. . .and also claimed that the two had sex for nine consecutive hours, a marathon that was consummated with a backward somersault with her still attached. Naturally, the tale quickly became the stuff of tabloid legend.
In a 1991 Rolling Stone interview, Willie’s first told his friend Kinky Friedman that it was “the only true story written about him,” though, when pressed, he hedged a bit:
“I’m not saying it didn’t happen,” he told Friedman. “It might’ve. But you would’ve thought I’d remember at least the first four or five hours.”
Where was Willie Nelson born and does he have siblings?
Willie Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas, on April 29, 1933.
His parents were Myrle Marie (née Greenhaw) and Ira Doyle Nelson.
He was named Willie by his cousin Mildred, who also chose Hugh as his middle name, in honour of her recently deceased younger brother.
His parents moved to Texas from Arkansas in 1929 to look for work.
His grandfather, William, worked as a blacksmith, while his father worked as a mechanic.
His mother left soon after he was born, and his father remarried and also moved away, leaving Willie and his sister Bobbie to be raised by their grandparents.
Willie’s grandparents taught singing back in Arkansas and introduced their grandchildren in music.
Willie’s grandfather bought him a guitar when he was aged six, and taught him a few chords, writing his first song aged seven.
Is Willie Nelson married and does he have any children?
Willie Nelson has been married four times and has seven children.
His first marriage was to Martha Matthews from 1952 to 1962, with the couple having three children together: Lana, Susie, and Willie “Billy” Hugh, Jr. – sadly the latter died by suicide in 1991.
Unfortunately Willie and Martha’s marriage was marked by violence, with Martha assaulting Willie several times, including one incident when she sewed him up in bedsheets and beat him with a broomstick.
The couple divorced in 1971, after Shirley found a bill from the maternity ward of a Houston hospital charged to Willie and Connie Koepke for the birth of Paula Carlene Nelson.
Willie married Connie the same year, and they had another daughter together, named Amy Lee Nelson.
Following a divorce in 1988, he married his current wife, Annie D’Angelo, in 1991.
Willie and Annie have two sons, Lukas Autry and Jacob Micah.
The biographical information about Willie Nelson may be interesting to some, but it is probably not the whole truth. Willie Nelson biography is just a little portion of what is possible with the many hours of interviews and discussions with various people who knew him best. The great rock and roll artist may never have been that famous without Ava Gardner, whom he called his “mother.” Although Willie Nelson has always maintained he only did “the best songs” that came to him, several of his” Willie Nelson facts” might indicate he enjoyed other genres of music.
If you like country music, but have never heard of Willie Nelson, you should know the legendary entertainer did record an album called “Willie Nelson Sings”. It was recorded by Capitol Records and is one of the best selling country records ever. It featured guest spots by Boz Scaggs, George Strait, Sparklemore, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Cash, Percy Sledge, Merle Travis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Jenkins. Nelson slipped away from us before our time, but the stories and songs he left behind will always linger long after his death.