He also has quite a few children, and some of them have followed his footsteps as a musician. Willie Nelson became a first-time dad when he and Martha Matthews welcomed Lana in the world. Nelson has constantly been sharing posts of exciting memories with Lana, like the time Lana was signing his cast or when Lana supported his business. It all started when Nelson learned that Lana has been suffering abuse at the hands of her husband, Steve. He told his son-in-law never to lay a hand on Lana again. He knew that Steve would come after him. So Nelson hid in his truck so Steve could not tell if he was home, and he had his M-1 and a shotgun. His son-in-law took one look and decided to retreat.
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Willie Hugh Nelson born April 29, is an American musician, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie , combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust , made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country , a subgenre of country music that developed in the late s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
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In the following years, people discovered that Willie Nelson was not only a talented songwriter, but a singer and storyteller as well. Throughout his decades-long career, he has become a legend in many ways. Happy Birthday Lana! Willie was married to his first wife Martha Matthews from and they had three children together. The eldest is Lana, who Willie often writes about on social media. Lana Nelson, flighty attendant to the star, examines samples of Willie's Reserve, now on sale in Colorado. He went by Billy, and passed away on Christmas Day in Congratulations to Paula Nelson!
After his mother abandoned the family and his father died, he and sister Bobbie Lee were raised by their gospel-singing grandparents. Working in the cotton fields, Willie was handed his first guitar at age six and within a short time was writing woeful country songs and playing in polka bands. During his teenage years he played at high school dances and honky-tonks. He also worked for a local radio station and by graduation time he had become a DJ with his own radio show. Briefly serving a stint with the Air Force discharged because of a bad back, which would plague him throughout his life , he sold his first song called "No Place For Me" while getting by with menial jobs as a janitor and door-to-door Bible salesman. Married in to a full-blooded Cherokee, he and first wife Martha had two children. In he recorded a successful duet with singer Shirley Collie, whom he would later take as his second wife, but his career didn't progress despite joining the Grand 'Ol Opry. In the early s, after extensive touring with his band which included sister Bobbie on the piano and experiencing a number of career downswings, he started performing and recording his own songs instead of selling them to others. Two of his albums, "Shotgun Willie" and "Phases and Stages", helped him gain some stature.