Willie Nelson, Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame


Willie Nelson, inducted 1973

Former Occupations:
cotton picker, encyclopedia salesman,
farmer, saddle maker, plumber,
vacuum cleaner salesman, disc jockey,
U.S. Air Force (during the Korean War) 

High School–Abbott High School (graduated in 1951)
College–Baylor University (studied agriculture and business)
College–Waco University (from 3/54 to 7/54)

Read about his Awards here…

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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