Celebrating nine decades of Willie Nelson, country's rebel with a cause
Get to know the world's favorite long-haired country star
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Few musicians in the United States have enjoyed careers as illustrious or as evergreen as Willie Nelson. Since the 1960s, Nelson has driven the evolution of country music and introduced the genre to a wider audience than it had ever known before. Through all of the musical and cultural changes that the United States has gone through over the past six decades, Nelson's songs have remained universally adored. The Red Headed Stranger's songbook is filled with lyrics touching on some of the world's most relatable topics, such as love, freedom, sorrow, human rights, and fraternity. And he's still not done.
In celebration of Willie Nelson, let's take a look back at country's greatest star and the highlights of his tumultuous life and career. Click on for more.
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