10 Things You Didn’t Know About Willie Nelson For His Birthday [VIDEO]
Willie turns 82 today. Some websites report he was born tomorrow but it just wasn't recorded by his doctor until then. Anyway I didn't want to miss it. I hope I succeeded in my title by digging up some fun facts you may not have know about Willie Nelson.
- Wrote his first song at age 7.
- Joined his first band at age 10.
- Was in his first movie in 1979 titled 'The Electric Horseman'.
- Was named by his cousin Mildred.
- Was raised by his grandparents who taught singing back in Arkansas.
- Made his first record in 1956. No Place For Me.
- His guitar was named 'Trigger' and purchased for $750.
- Is an advocate for animal welfare.
- His neighbors are Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson in Hawaii.
- Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan performed at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown August 6, 2004. It was their first stop in the Ball Park Tour.
If your a fan than you already knew his guitars name. I found a lot of unusual facts at Wikipedia if you want to find out more.
Happy Birthday Willie!!!
My favorite Willie Nelson Songs:
- Always On My Mind
- To All The Girls I Loved Before
- On The Road Again
- Beer For My Horses
- Midnight Rider
- Whisky River
- Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
- Georgia On My Mind