Country Pop Bites: Willie Nelson – August 13
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1988 Willie Nelson became the first artist ever to have an album spend 10 years on the Billboard country chart?
It’s true! "Stardust" logged its 520th week!
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Here are 5 little known truths about Willie Nelson.
- Willie and his older sister Bobbie were raised by their paternal grandparents during The Great Depression.
- He got his first guitar at the age of six and soon started writing his own songs. A few years later, he played his first professional gig with a local polka band.
- He was in the U.S. Air Force for a short time, but had to leave the service because of back problems.
- He once worked a job selling encyclopedias door to door.
- During his extensive career, Willie Nelson has written more than 2,500 songs and has released close to 300 albums.