Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson

Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician who also doubles up as an actor, producer, and author. He is one of the most recognized artists in country music owing to the success of the albums Shotgun Willie released in 1973, Red Headed Stranger in 1975, and Stardust, which was released 1978.

He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has also tried his hand in acting. In the process, he has acted in over 30 films in addition to co-authoring

Quick Biography

Willie Hugh Nelson was born on April 29th, 1933, to Ira Doyle and Myrle Marie Nelson. He has one sibling Bobbie Nelson. He is married to Annie D’Angelo and has seven children. In his lifetime, Nelson has tried his hand in music acting as well as authorship and in the process earned a substantial amount of wealth estimated at $25 Million as of 2019

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Willie Hugh Nelson
Age: 87 years old
Birth Date: April 29, 1933
Birth Place: Abbott, Texas, U.S.
Nationality: American
Religion: Christian
Parents: Ira Doyle and  Myrle Marie Nelson
Spouse: Annie D’Angelo (m. 1991), Connie Koepke (m. 1971–1988), Shirley Collie Nelson (m. 1963–1971), Martha Matthews (m. 1952–1962)
Children: Paula Nelson, Micah Nelson, Amy Lee Nelson, Lana Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Billy Nelson, Susie Nelson
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 73 kg
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Producer, Author
Net Worth in 2020: $30 Million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Having been born on April 29th, 1933, Willie Nelson is currently 87 years old. Willie Nelson’s hair is colored Salt and Pepper while his eyes are dark brown in color. Willie Nelson weight approximately 73 kilograms and stands at 1.68 meters tall.

Education, School/College University

Willie Nelson attended Abbott High School, where he actively participated in sports. He was a halfback in a football team, a guard in a basketball team, and a shortstop in baseball. After graduating from high school in 1950, Nelson returned from the U.S Air Force and attended Baylor University for two years, but later dropped out to pursue a career in music.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Willie Hugh Nelson was born on the 28th of April  1933 to Ira Doyle Nelson and Myrle Marie Greenhaw in Abbott, Texas, U.S. He has one sibling, sister Bobbie Nelson. Willie Nelson is an American national with mixed English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Irish ancestry. By religion, Willie Nelson is a Christian while on matters politics; Nelson can be best described as a liberal.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Willie Nelson With Wife Annie D'Angelo
Willie Nelson With Wife Annie D’Angelo

Currently, Willie Nelson is married to Shirley Collie. The couple married in 1991, and they have two sons together, namely Lukas Autry and Jacob Micah. Prior to this, Nelson was married to Martha Matthews, his first wife as from 1952 to 1962. This couple had three children named Lana, Susie, and Willie, who unfortunately committed suicide in 1991.

Nelson got married to his second wife, Shirley Collie, in 1963, but their marriage only lasted for eight years. The couple later divorced in 1971. This marriage was followed by yet another one in which Nelson married Connie Koepke in 1971 with whom he has one daughter. This couple, however, split and divorced in 1988. In total, Nelson has seven children Paula, Micah, Amy Lee, Lana, Lukas, Billy, and Susie Nelson.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 16 September 1991
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Willie Nelson Gay? No
Husband/Spouse? (name): Annie D’Angelo
Kids: Paula Nelson, Micah Nelson, Amy Lee Nelson, Lana Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Billy Nelson, Susie Nelson

Professional Life and career

Nelson started his career way back in 1956 when he recorded his first record titled “No Place for Me.” This record was a failure, and nelson proceeded to work as a radio announcer and to sing in Vancouver clubs. Nelson, later on, moved back to Texas and settled in Fort Worth, and quit the music business for a year. During this time, Nelson sold bibles and vacuum cleaners door-to-door before eventually becoming a sales manager for the Encyclopaedia Americana.

In 1958, Nelson’s passion for music was rekindled, and he recorded two singles for Pappy Dailyon D Records “Man With the Blues”/”The Storm Has Just Begun” and “What a Way to Live”/”Misery Mansion.” Nelson’s fortune in music started in 1961 when he signed with Liberty Records. Nelson’s tenure at Liberty yielded his first album entitled …And Then I Wrote. The success, however, did not turn in to profit as most of his income was dedicated to promotional tours.

In the 1980s, Nelson recorded a series of hit singles including “Midnight Rider,” a 1980 cover of the Allman Brothers song which Nelson recorded for The Electric Horseman, the soundtrack “On the Road Again” from the movie Honeysuckle Rose, and a duet with Julio Iglesias titled “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before.

In the 1990s and 2000s, Nelson toured continuously, recording several albums including 1998’s critically acclaimed Teatro and performed and recorded with other acts including Phish, Johnny Cash, and Toby Keith. His duet with Keith, “Beer for My Horses,” was released as a single and topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts for six consecutive weeks in 2003.

Nelson has also ventured into acting, taking part in 30 films. In addition, Nelson has also authored several books, including Willie: An Autobiography, and The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes.

Awards & Nominations

In 1993, Nelson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and he also received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998, in addition to this nelson has won 9 Grammy awards

Willie Nelson Net Worth, Income & Salary IN 2020

Willie Nelson Net Worth
Willie Nelson Net Worth

As of August 2020, nelson’s net worth is estimated at $30 Million. Willie Nelson‘s wealth has been accumulating as a result of not only his singing capabilities but also due to his ventures in production and acting.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

In 2015 there were rumors that Willie Nelson had passed on. These rumors were put to rest when nelson himself addressed this issue through his Facebook page.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Willie Nelson Facebook page has around 5.4 million fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 680,600 followers. On Instagram account, Willie Nelson has around 526400 followers, while on YouTube, Willie Nelson E has around 394,565 subscribers.

Throughout his life, Nelson has shown perseverance and determination in all his endeavors. In essence, nelson comes out as a fighter determined to achieve his goals. This attribute has enabled nelson to become one of the most recognized country music artists while collecting substantial wealth in the process.

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