Willie Nelson Bio, Net Worth, Height, Facts

Willie Nelson
  • Name: Willie Nelson
  • Age: 83 years old
  • Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Net Worth: US $25 Million
  • Status: Alive

Willie Hugh Nelson is an American country singer, songwriter, actor and animal rights activist. He was born during the Great Depression on April 29, 1933 in Abbott, Texas. Nelson and his older sister Bobbie were raised by their grandparents William and Nancy. Nelson began singing in his local church at an early age. He received his first guitar when he was six years old, and by age of seven he was writing his own songs. He attended Abbott High School and studied agriculture briefly at Baylor University.

Nelson made his debut into the music business in 1956 and has since released 68 studio albums, 37 compilation albums and over 2000 songs. He’s won multiple Grammys, American Music Awards and Country Music Awards. Nelson’s first album, And Then I Wrote, was released in 1962 by Liberty Records. The 1967 album, Make Way for Willie Nelson, was released by RCA Victor and peaked at #7 on the US Country charts.

Nelson’s first album to achieve Platinum certification was ‘Red Headed Stranger’ released in 1975 by Columbia Records. His most commercially successful album ‘Stardust’ was released in 1978. The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard’s Top Country charts and was certified 7x Platinum by the RIAA. The single “Georgia on My Mind” won a Grammy Award in 1979 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. Other albums include Honeysuckle Rose (1980), Super Hits (1994), and the live album Willie and Family Live (1978).

Willie Nelson is 5ft 6in tall and has a net worth of $25 million. He was married to Martha Matthews (1952-62), Shirley Collie (1963-71), and Connie Koepke (1071-88). His fourth and current wife is Annie D’Angelo. Nelson fathered seven children, Lana, Susie, Billy, Paula, Amy, Lukas and Jacob.

Willie Nelson Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Willie Nelson Age, Birthday, Married

  • Birth Name: Willie Hugh Nelson
  • Birthday: April 29, 1933
  • How Old : Age: 83 years old
  • Place of Birth: Abbott, Texas, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
  • Occupation: Country Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Animal Rights Activist
  • Years Active: 1956-present
  • Net Worth : Salary: US $25 Million
  • Marriage(s): Martha Matthews, Shirley Collie, Connie Koepke, Annie D’Angelo
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive
  • Official Site: willienelson.com

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