Willie Nelson: Stories Of Legendary Outlaw/Bio Of Country's Beating Heart 

By | April 20, 2020

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Willie Nelson performs on stage at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England in June 1982. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)

Willie Nelson, also known as The Ambassador to Weedville, Red Headed Stranger, and of course, Shotgun Willie, has enjoyed a life that lived up to his unforgettable nicknames. Some celebrities claim to have lived a crazy life full of wild tales and unbelievable adventures, but those celebrities aren't country-music outlaws. When Nelson is asked if the stories of parking lot shoot outs, smoking pot on the White House roof, and nine-hour sex marathons are true, Nelson usually shrugs and says maybe.

Amazingly, like John Wick, the stories of Willie Nelson over the years have only been watered down. Here’s to the truly stranger than fiction life of Willie Nelson.

It’s Not About The Money, But It’s Nice

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Young Willie couldn't stay out of music for long (tripadvisor)

Over Nelson’s lengthy career money has never appeared to matter quite as much as having a good time. In fact, in 1972, he dropped $14,000 to buy himself out of his contract and retire to tranquil Austin, Texas. Naturally, as the Austin music scene heated up, Nelson couldn’t keep his guitar-playing fingers still for too long. Within a year he had a new LP (on a new label) in record stores, Shotgun Willie.