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. 

  1. Wrote his first song at age 7.
  2. Joined his first band at age 10.
  3. Was in his first movie in 1979 titled 'The Electric Horseman'.
  4. Was named by his cousin Mildred.
  5. Was raised by his grandparents who taught singing back in Arkansas.
  6. Made his first record in 1956. No Place For Me.
  7. His guitar was named 'Trigger' and purchased for $750.
  8. Is an advocate for animal welfare.
  9. His neighbors are Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson in Hawaii.
  10. 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:

  1. Always On My Mind
  2. To All The Girls I Loved Before
  3. On The Road Again
  4. Beer For My Horses
  5. Midnight Rider
  6. Whisky River
  7. Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
  8. Georgia On My Mind