Flower Quote | Willie Nelson

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around…That is a life changing quote to live by, and to think that Willie Nelson, someone who has “it” all, needed to be reminded of that. If it can change his life, I know it can change mine. Let’s all use this as our mantra throughout this holiday season. I bet it will give a whole new perspective on life and the hectic vibe of the holidays.

Willie Nelson (born April 29, 1933) for me is best known as a Country Singer and songwriter. He is also an author, poet, actor and activist. To my great surprise I learned that he acted in over 30 movies. He was part of the subgenre of country music called ‘outlaw country’ to go against the more conservative Nashville sound during the 1960’s. Some other facts about Willie Nelson include:

  • Born in Abbott, Texas during the Great Depression.
  • His grandparents raised him.
  • Wrote his first song when he was 7 years old.
  • Joined a band when he was 10 years old.
  • Joined the Air Force and was discharged due to back issues.
  • Went to Baylor University.
  • Left Baylor before graduating as his music was taking off.
  • Became a disc jockey and wrote legend country songs.
  • Moved numerous times and settled in Nashville in 1960.
  • In 1965 he joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • In 1972 he retired after his many hits in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.
  • His retirement only lasted about a year.
  • In 1973, his focus went back on the outlaw country genre and he created many hits throughout the 1980’s.
  • The IRS in 1990 said he owed $32 million and seized his assets.
  • In 1992, he released ‘The IRS Tapes, Who’ll Buy My Memories’ along with auctioning his assets to clear his debt with the IRS.
  • He is a liberal activist.
  • He continues to be a musical voice that is easily recognized.

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