Willie Nelson Essay
Once rejected as a country music singer, he turned around to become one of the most influential songwriters to date. Willie Hugh Nelson was born on April, 30, 1933, in Abbott Texas. Raised in the midst of the Great …show more content…
After moving to Houston, Texas, Nelson began to sell his songs to artists. Nelson had been making a collection of songs since the 1950s and it was now 1958. “Family bible” was the first song sold for $50. He then sold the hit “Night Life” which went on to be covered by over 70 artists. All the money Nelson was collecting was leaving his hands just as fast as it was gained. In 1962, Willie Nelson’s first wife filed for divorce and took the kids, one year later he married Shirley Collie. The couple moved off to Nashville where Nelson continued his career. While on the road, Nelson met his soon to be third wife, Connie Koepke. Once his wife Shirley found out she was quick to pack and leave, letting Connie take her place.
With little to no success in Nashville, Nelson decided it was time to move to Austin, in 1971, which was becoming known as the “outlaw state.” His music career began to boom and he soon released his most successful album Shotgun Willie. This album went on to sell more than all of his previous albums combined. Following a