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Willie Nelson

Date Submitted: 04/22/2004 07:51:34
Category: / Society & Culture / People
Length: 2 pages (420 words)
When Bob Dylan wrote "he who is not busy being born is busy dying," he could easily have been talking about Willie Nelson. Although Nelson is one of contemporary musicís few genuine icons, the 63-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor remains a restlessly creative soul. And like the proverbial phoenix, he has continually renewed his artistic vision throughout a career that spans more than 35 years, 100 albums, and literally countless miles on the road. Nowhere …
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…the Highwaymen (with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson). Nelson has also been the subject of an alternative rock tribute album (Twisted Willie), three boxed sets (on RCA, Columbia and Rhino), and a star-studded 60th birthday television special. Heís continued to tour regularly with his Willie Nelson & Family band as well as with the Highwaymen (and settled his IRS debt in 1993). Heís also become the first country artist signed by Island Records
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