On April 29 Willie Nelson was born…

On April 29, 1933 country legend Willie Nelson was born.

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Willie Nelson
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Besides being a country legend, Nelson is also considered an American icon, for his music (he is considered one of the main figures of outlaw country), as well as his activism (notably for the legalization of marijuana and for the use of biofuels).

Willie Nelson performing “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” alongside Jessica Simpson:

Willie Nelson Blvd in Austin, Texas:

Throughout his career he has acted in over 30 films, sold over 40 million records, as well as won 11 Grammy Awards.

 

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