The singer-songwriter from Abbott, born this day 80 years ago, has written more than 2,500 songs, released more than 300 albums, and smoked more joints than we care to imagine. He is one of the great natural resources of Texas.
“Willie Nelson doesn’t fit the stereotype of a 66-year-old veteran of a profession that eats its young. The goofy grin he flashes conveys the vibe that he really and truly likes what he’s doing. We like it too.”
December 1, 1999 | by Joe Nick Patoski | Feature