The country singer Willis Nelson is an American treasure and a living legend. Willie Nelson songs have topped the charts for decades, and many of his most popular songs weren’t recorded by him. For example, Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” was written by Willie Nelson.
Nelson got his start by performing at the Grand Ole Opry way back in 1965. The dude has been around for a long time. But how old is Willis Nelson? Believe it or not, Willie Nelson is 88 years old.
What Is Willie Nelson’s Net Worth?
Willie Nelson’s net worth is only about $25 million and it’s all because of the Internal Revenue Service. In 1990, Willie Nelson’s assets were seized by the IRS, with the government entity saying that Willie owed a whopping $32 million in back taxes.
As it turns out, the company that handled Willie’s money, Price Waterhouse, was accused of putting Willie Nelson’s money into illegal tax shelters. Willie settled a lawsuit with them and cleared his debts in 1993.
Willie Nelson’s fans were eager to help him with his tax debt by buying his special album: The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories? The double album was so successful that the record sales, along with the auctioning off of many of Willie’s assets, cleared his IRS debt.
Willie Nelson Songs
Willie Nelson has released more than 70 albums in his long career, and Willie Nelson songs have topped the charts on several occasions.
Here is a shortlist of some of the most beloved Willie Nelson songs.
- Crazy (recorded by Patsy Cline)
- Pretty Paper
- Funny How Time Slips Away
- On the Road Again
- To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before
- Pancho and Lefty
- Hello Darling
- Hello Walls
- Hot Blooded Woman
Willie Nelson 2021
The fact is, Willie Nelson has always been a giver. He helped set up Farm Aid back in 1985 to increase awareness of how important family farms are to the U.S. The first concert raised more than $9 million for American farmers. To this day, Willie Nelson is still the president of the Farm Aid board.
After the attacks on U.S. soil on September 11, 2001, Willie Nelson led a group of celebrities to sing “America the Beautiful” at a special telethon called America: A Tribute to Heroes.
As recently as March 2021, Willie Nelson recorded a new song called “I’ll Be Seeing You” to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Willie Nelson Marijuana Usage
A long-time marijuana smoker and advocate of the recreational use of marijuana, Willie Nelson has been arrested for marijuana possession several times, including one time on the Willie Nelson tour bus.
In addition to all of the causes we’ve listed above, Willie Nelson is also a huge supporter of the LGBTQ movement.
Willie Nelson recently lost his beloved sister, Bobbie, who was 90 years old.
If you love Willie Nelson songs, you’re going to fall in love with this one, titled “I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die.” This original Willie Nelson song was actually written by Chris Stapleton and Rodney Crowel. The song will be on Willie’s new album titled “A Beautiful Time,” which will be released on April 29, 2022.
Watch the poignant video below.
An instant classic. We love Willie Nelson songs so much, and this new one is sure to be one of his most beloved of all time.