- Nelson, Willie (Biography.com)
"Beginning in the 1970s, Nelson set about changing his image — from the clean-cut look of the traditional country singer to the scruffy, long-haired image he is known for today."
"Appealing to a younger generation of fans, Nelson, along with fellow outlaws Waylon Jennings, Tompall Glaser, and Jessi Colter, released Wanted! The Outlaws (1976), which soon became country’s first platinum album."
"During his career, Nelson wrote more than 2,000 songs and recorded 20 No. 1 hits between 1962 and 1993. In 1989, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, and, in 1993, he was elected to the Country Music Association Hall of Fame. An eclectic performer, he continues to attract fans with his distinctive sound, which is accentuated by his trademark vocal twang and offbeat lyrics." 2-05
- Nelson, Willie (InfoPlease.com)
Provides a short biography of the singer. 2-02