Willie Nelson: Life in Photos

By Neia Balao

Willie Nelson was born toward the tail end of the Great Depression on April 29, 1933, in Abbott, Texas. He and sister Bobbie were raised by their grandparents, and when Willie was 6, his grandfather bought him his first guitar. He penned his first song a year later. Willie also played guitar for Bohemian Polka, a local band. He’s seen here early in his career, circa 1967.

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