Willie Nelson is a name of a versatile artist who was born on 29th of April in 1933. He is best known for his songs, his song writing skills and for being a musician, but he has also worked as an actor, activist, guitarist, an author, and a poet. He got his fame from the album Shotgun Willie which was released in 1973. After this, Willie seemed determined to make his way to the top as fast as he can and his successive album “Read Headed Stranger” that came out in 1975 and “Stardust” which was released in 1978, proved to be great commercial successes. These albums earned him immense popularity in the world of country music. He was known for his efforts in developing the subgenre “Outlaw Country” of country music. This movement was first introduced in the 1960s and it started as a reaction to the restrictions that were placed on Nashville sound. He has led a very active life and has tried his luck in movies as well. Nelson has appeared in 30 movies and there are multiple books which he has co-authored. Furthermore, he has also played a lead role as an activist for the legalization of marijuana and for the use of bio fuels. He was raised by his grandparents and was born at the time of the great depression.
Willie Nelson started writing songs at a very early age and he was able to write his first song at the age of seven. Equally impressive is the fact that he was part of a band by the age of 10. He was the lead singer of “Bohemian Polka” and also played guitar for them during his high school days. He was also a part of their tours. He graduated from high school in 1950 and joined the Air Force but his time with the Air Force didn’t last long as he developed back problems and was discharged from service. Following his discharge, he joined Baylor University but dropped out because he started succeeding considerably as a musician. At this time, he was working at a radio station as a disc jockey and he served as a singer in the “Honky Tonks”. In 1956, Nelson wrote a book called “Family Bible” and recorded a song “Lumberjack”. In 1958, he signed a contract with D Records which required him to move to Texas. During this time, he wrote many songs and they brought him great success as they were considered as some of the best of country music. Willie Nelson is a dominant name in the country music genre and has a large fan following. If you are looking for Willie Nelson tour tickets then TicketCity is the place for you.
Willie Nelson 2016 Tour
Willie Nelson has been touring for over 50 years, and still is able to pack venues and fill the stage with tons of energy and excitement. Willie Nelson Tour Tickets are often in incredibly high demand, especially when playing in his hometown of Austin, Texas. Willie Nelson is known for performing at many different style and sized venues, including small acoustic venues, larger stadiums, charity events, and everything in between. In 2016 Willie Nelson will be touring accross North America once again, hitting locations accross the United States.