Country Pop Bites: Willie Nelson – March 21
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1981 "Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground" lifted Willie Nelson to #1 on the Billboard country chart?
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Here are 5 little known truths about Willie Nelson.
- Willie was raised by his grandparents, Alfred and Nancy Nelson, who both studied music courses through the mail from the Chicago Music Institute.
- For his first-ever public performance, at 5 years old, Willie recited a poem. Because he was so nervous about reciting the poem, Willie picked his nose until it bled, earning him the nickname "Booger Red."
- In addition to a stint in the Air Force, Willie has worked as a cotton picker, saddle maker, disc jockey and Bible, vacuum cleaner and encyclopedia salesman.
- Willie Nelson's trusty acoustic guitar, named Trigger after cowboy star Roy Rogers' horse, is a 1969 Martin N-20.
- Willie's sister Bobbie, who plays piano in his band, is two years older.