Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson
Full NameWillie Hugh Nelson

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Nope! From rags to riches, Willie Nelson's story is grand, No family, no connections, to lend a hand, But with perseverance and a heart so true, They rose to the top, in a world so new. But, they may be a nepo parent!

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The illustrious Willie Hugh Nelson, born in 1933 in the midst of the Depression, is a distinguished country crossover star and songwriter renowned for his captivating ballads, autobiographical works and rhythmic anthems. Born to Myrle Marie (Greenhaw) and Ira Doyle Nelson, Willie was raised by his gospel-singing paternal grandparents after his parents divorced. He began playing the guitar, piano and harmonica by the age of nine, after working in the cotton fields and singing in the church choir and local bands. His versatility and eclectic nature have since made him one of the most beloved and respected musicians of our time.

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