Just a few Willie Nelson highlights

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Discography / Career Highlights
Career Milestones:

1939–got his first guitar and started learning music from his grandparents who were learning trough mail-order courses
1940–began writing songs
1943–joined John Raycjeck’s Bohemian Polka Band on a part-time basis
1949–first published song “Pullamo” with Sophisticate Music
1955–began broadcasting a radio show in Washington state featuring a half-hour live set by his own band
1956–recorded first record, “No Place For Me” in Vancouver; record was self-financed
1960–moved to Nashville
1961–Patsy Cline recorded “Crazy”; the song reached #1
1962–first success as a singer when “Willingly” and “Touch Me,” duets with second wife Shirley Collie, reached the Top 10
1964–Grand Ole Opry debut on November 28
1970–returned to Texas
1972–began hosting the Fourth of July picnic concerts in Austin, TX
1973–breakthrough album “Shotgun Willie” released
1975–album “Red-Headed Stranger” released; included hit “Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain” and helped to establish Nelson as one of the top artists in country music
1980–first movie role in “Electric Horseman”
1980–first starring role in a film in “Honeysuckle Rose”
1985–song “Highwayman,” featuring Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash (as The Highwaymen) went to #1;

Awards:

1973 -Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame

1975–Grammy\Best Country Vocal Performance, Male\Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain

1976–CMA\Single of the Year (with Waylon Jennings)\Good Hearted Woman

1976–CMA\Album of the Year (with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser)\Wanted: The Outlaws

1976–CMA\Vocal Duo of the Year (with Waylon Jennings)

1978–Grammy\Best Country Vocal Performance, Male\Georgia On My Mind

1978–Grammy\Best Country Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group (with Waylon Jennings)\Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

1979–CMA\Entertainer of the Year

1979–ACM\Entertainer of the Year

1980–Grammy\Best Country Song\On the Road Again

1982–Grammy\Best Country Vocal Performance, Male\Always On My Mind

1982–CMA\Single of the Year\Always On My Mind

1982–CMA\Album of the Year\Always On My Mind

1982–ACM\Album of the Year\Always On My Mind

1983–CMA\Vocal Duo of the Year (with Merle Haggard)

1983–Playboy\Hall of Fame induction

1983–National Academy of Popular Music\Lifetime Achievement\first country artist ever honored with this award and fourth only recipient

1984–CMA\Vocal Duo of the Year (with Julio Iglesias)

1984–ACM\Single of the Year\To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before

1984–ACM\Tex Ritter Award\songwriter with Kris Kristofferson

1989–Grammy\Living Legends Award

1993–Country Music Hall of Fame induction

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