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BIRTHDAY: April 30, 1933
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 8

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1976...

January
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Strangerbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Country Single ("Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain").

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie won a
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain").

1977...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie won an
American Music Award for Favorite Country Single ("Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain").

1979...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group (with Waylon Jennings).

February
Willie Nelson - Stardustbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie won 2 Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Georgia On My Mind") and Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" with Waylon Jennings).

1980...# 88 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist.
Willie Nelson - "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Willie hit the Top 40 with "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys."
from
The Electric Horseman soundtrack
ARC chart run: 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 259
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

February
Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson - Waylon & Williebutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards for for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Whiskey River"), Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Heartbreak Hotel" with Leon Russell), and Best Inspirational Performance ("I Saw The Light" with Noel Paul Stookey).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie hit the Top 40 with "
On The Road Again."
Willie Nelson - "On The Road Again" (Single)from the Honeysuckle Rose soundtrack
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 28 - 22 - 19 - 17 - 16 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 132
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1981...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist.

February
Willie Nelson - 'Honeysuckle Rose' soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song ("On The Road Again") and was nominated for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("On The Road Again").

1982...# 32 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie won 2
American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist and Favorite Country Single ("On The Road Again"), and was nominated for Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group (with Ray Price).

February
Willie Nelson - Somewhere Over The Rainbowbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male (Somewhere Over The Rainbow).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie hit the Top 40 with "
Always On My Mind."
from the LP
Always On My Mind
ARC chart run: 32 - 26 - 20 - 13 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 9 - 17 - 28 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 32
Willie Nelson - "Always On My Mind" (Single)available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie hit the
Top 10 with "Always On My Mind."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie hit the Top 40 with "
Let It Be Me."
Willie Nelson - "Let It Be Me" (Single)from the LP Always On My Mind
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 - 32 - 29 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 185
available for download at
iTunes

button.gif (123 bytes) December 31: Willie topped the Billboard 1982 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Country Artist, Top Country Artist - Male, Top Country Album Artist, and Top Country Album Artist - Male, and with the Top Country Album (Always On My Mind) and Top Country Single ("Always On My Mind").

1983...

January
Willie Nelson - Always On My Mindbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie won 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Country Album (Always On My Mind).

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie won a
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Always On My Mind"), and was nominated for Record of the Year ("Always On My Mind") and Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" with Waylon Jennings). .

December 31: Willie topped the Billboard 1983 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Country Artist - Male and Top Country Album Artist - Male.

1984...# 109 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Willie Nelson - City Of New Orleansbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie won an American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist and was nominated for Favorite Country Album (Pancho & Lefty with Merle Haggard).

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group (Pancho & Lefty with Merle Haggard and Take It To The Limit with Waylon Jennings).

March
Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson - "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Willie hit the Top 40 with Julio Iglesias with "To All The Girls I've Loved Before."
from the LP
1100 Bel Air Place
ARC chart run: 37 - 30 - 16 - 11 - 9 - 6 - 3 - 3 - 5 - 14 - 30 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie hit the
Top 10 with Julio Iglesias with "To All The Girls I've Loved Before."

1985...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("City Of New Orleans") and Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("As Time Goes By" with Julio Iglesias).

1986...

January
Willie Nelson - Me And Paulbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie won 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist and Favorite Country Single ("Forgiving You Was Easy"), and was nominated for Favorite Country Album (City Of New Orleans).

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Forgiving You Was Easy") and Best Vocal Country Performance by a Duo or Group (Highwayman with Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson).

1987...

January
Willie Nelson - Half Nelsonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie won an American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist.

1989...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was honored with the Award of Merit at the
American Music Awards.

1991...

February
Willie Nelson - The Essential Willie Nelson button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration (Highwayman 2 with Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash).

1995...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance (Moonlight Becomes You).

1998...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia").

2000...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("Night And Day") and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Going Away Party" with Manhattan Transfer).

2001...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Music Video - Long Form (Teatro).

2002...

February
Willie Nelson - Stars & Guitarsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Marie") and Best Country Album (Rainbow Connection).

2003...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie won a
Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Mendocino County Line" with Lee Ann Womack from the compilation Stars & Guitars) and was nominated for Best Country Album (The Great Divide).

December
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included Red Headed Stranger (1975) at # 184 and Stardust (1978) at # 257.

2004...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for 4
Grammy Awards for Best Country Album (Run That By Me One More Time with Ray Price and Live And Kickin') and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want To Get Over You)" with Norah Jones and "Beer For My Horses" with Toby Keith).

August
Willie Nelson - 'The Essential 3.0 Willie Nelson'button.gif (123 bytes) Willie could be heard on the Ray Charles LP Genius Loves Company.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 396 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("You Are My Flower") and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Pancho & Lefty" and Merle Haggard and Toby Keith).

2006..

February
Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Good Ol' Boys") and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Dreams Come True" with Norah Jones).

2007..

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Country Album (You Don't Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker).

March
Willie Nelson - Last Of The Breedbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie teamed up with Ray Price and Merle Haggard for the LP Last Of The Breed (Billboard peak: # 64 - Entertainment Weekly: B+).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie could be heard on the tribute LP
Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash on the track "If I Were A Carpenter."

September
Willie Nelson - Moment Of Foreverbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie could be heard on the Fats Domino tribute compilation Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino with "I Hear You Knockin'."

2008..

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie released
Moment Of Forever (Billboard peak: # 56 - Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone).

February
Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Two Men With The Bluesbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie won a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Lost Highway" with Ray Price).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie released
Two Men With The Blues with Wynton Marsalis (Billboard peak: # 20 - Entertainment Weekly: B+).
(available for download at
mp3 Available at Amazon.com)

August
Willie Nelson - Naked Williebutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie topped the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart with Two Men With The Blues.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie could be heard on the compilation LP The Imus Ranch Record on the track "What A Difference A Day Makes."
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie performed at the 21st annual Farm Aid concert held at the Comcast Center in Massachusetts.

October
Willie Nelson - Willie And The Wheelbutton.gif (123 bytes) Willie could be heard on the Kenny Chesney LP Lucky Old Sun on the track "That Lucky Old Sun."

December
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Rolling Stone: 'The Greatest Singers' includes Willie at # 88.

2009..

February
Willie Nelson - 'Lost Highway'button.gif (123 bytes) Willie released Willie And The Wheel (Billboard peak: # 90 - Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone) with Asleep At The Wheel.
(available for download at
mp3 Available at Amazon.com)

March
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Naked Willie was released.

August
Willie Nelson - 'American Classic'button.gif (123 bytes) The compilations Lost Highway (Billboard peak: # 173) and The Essential 3.0 Willie Nelson were released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie released
American Classic (Billboard peak: # 43 - Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone).

2010...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie was nominated for 3
Grammy Awards including Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Norah Jones), Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (American Classic), and Best Americana Album (Willie And The Wheel).
WIllie Nelson - 'Country Music'button.gif (123 bytes) Willie could be heard on the soundtrack for Valentine's Day with the track "On The Street Where You Live."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie released
Country Music.

2011...

February
Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis & Norah Jones - "Here We Go Again'button.gif (123 bytes) Nelson was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album (Country Music).

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Nelson along with
Norah Jones and Wynton Marsalis released Here We Go Again.
button.gif (123 bytes) Nelson could be heard on the
Snoop Dogg LP Doggumentary Music on the track "Superman."

September
Willie Nelson - 'Remember Me 1'button.gif (123 bytes) Willie could be heard on the Tony Bennett LP Duets II on the track "Sunny Side Of The Street."

November
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Remember Me 1 was released.

2012...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie released
Heroes.

Willie Nelson - 'Heroes' Willie Nelson - 'Let's Face The Music And Dance' Willie Nelson - 'To All The Girls...'

2013...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Willie released
Let's Face The Music And Dance.

October
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To All The Girls... was released.

2014...

2015...

  • Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard - 'Django And Jimmie'June 2: Willie teamed up with Merle Haggard and released Django And Jimmie.
    Tracks: "Django And Jimmie" - "It's All Going To Pot" - "Unfair Weather Friend" - "Missing Ol' Johnny Cash" - "Live This Long" - "Alice Hulaland" - "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" - "Family Bible" - "It's Only Money" - "Swinging Doors" - "Where Dreams Come To Die" - "Somewhere Between" - "Driving The Herd" - "The Only Man Wilder Than Me"
    Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 7
    availabe for download at
    iTunes and Amazon.mp3

  • June 20: Willie and Merle Haggard topped the Billboard Country Albums chart with Django And Jimmie.

2016...

2017...

  • April 28: Willie released God's Problem Child.
    Tracks: Little House On The Hill" - "Old Timer" - "True Love" - "Delete And Fast Forward" - "A Woman's Love" - "Your Memory Has A Mind Of Its Own" - "Butterfly" - "Still Not Dead" - "God's Problem Child" - "It Gets Easier" - "Lady Luck" - "I Made A Mistake" - "He Won't Ever Be Gone"
    available for download at
    iTunes and Amazon.mp3
    available on
    vinyl



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