The Legendary Willie Nelson Turns 82 Today
Today, one of country music's most iconic voices and faces turns 82 years old. It was on this day (April 29) in 1933 that Willie Nelson, a true pioneer, trendsetter and a rock for country music lovers worldwide, was born.
I think it's safe to say most of us have an early memory or two about the Red Headed Stranger. And we certainly all have a favorite Willie song.
My first memory of music at all involved Willie. I was around 3 years old and we were on a family vacation traveling to Florida in our rickety camper. My dad started singing "On the Road Again," one of Willie's signature songs.
Well, I didn't realize he was singing a song, and I said, "But dad, we're already on the road."
Or that's how the story goes when the family gets together. Happy birthday, Willie!