Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson was born in Abbot, Texas on April 29, 1933.  He is a world renowned country music singer and musician, as well as an actor, activist, and author.   His most famous country albums include Shotgun Willie (1973), Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978).  Nelson popularized the “outlaw country” subgenre along with Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, and has written some of the most famous country music songs recorded, including Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” which he wrote at the ripe age of 19, “On the Road Again,” and “Pancho and Lefty.”  His primary musical collaboration is with Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings, performing as the Highwaymen, among many others.  Nelson was named the honorary chairman of the advisory board of the official music charity of the state of Texas, the Texas Music Project, for his philanthropic work in and outside the music community.  He was also inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993 and received a 1998 Kennedy Center Honor. 
 
Nelson has also advocated for marijuana legalization, biodiesel alternative fuel, and is a supporter of democratic campaigns, such as Dennis Kuchinich’s 2004 run.  He also founded the annual fundraiser Farm Aid, which benefits the local, American, small farmer, and has featured multitudes of musicians of different genres.
Results  (21  1 from 1 pages)
Willie Nelson in Concert with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (1989)
Shot by Dallas-based director Jim Ruddy, this footage captures a Willie Nelson concert in Dallas ...
The Wallace and Euna Pryor Collection, no. 1 - Aqua Fest, Performance by Willie Nelson
Footage of Willie Nelson and his band performing at the 1973 Aqua Festival in Austin, TX
The Wallace and Euna Pryor Collection, no. 2 - Aqua Fest, Interview and Performance by Willie N...
Footage of Willie Nelson giving an interview and a performance at Austin’s Aqua Festival
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - PM Magazine Episode (1980)
Complete episode of PM Magazine for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV, featuring a profile of musician-turned-actor Will...
The Carolyn Jackson Collection, no. 56 - Animal House
Carolyn Jackson interviews actors John Belushi and Donald Sutherland, and director John Landis about thei...
Texas Entertainment News, Episode 25 (1996)
This episode of Texas Entertainment News, broadcast in July of 1996, focuses on the summer movie season, ...
Texas Entertainment News, Ep. 31 Raw Footage - Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic (1996)
Unedited interview footage of Texas musicians for the Texas Music Special of Texas Entertainment News
Interview with Willie Nelson - Raw Footage (1989)
Raw footage of a 1989 interview with Willie Nelson
Farm Aid V, Texas Stadium, no. 7 - Willie Nelson Closes the Show (1992)
Footage of the 1992 Farm Aid concert
Farm Aid V, Texas Stadium, no. 6 - Headlining Performers (1992)
Footage of the headlining acts at 1992 Farm Aid concert
Farm Aid V, Texas Stadium, no. 5 - Press Conference (1992)
Footage of a 1992 Farm Aid Concert press conference
Farm Aid V, Texas Stadium, no. 3 - Interviews with Willie Nelson and Paul Simon (1992)
Interviews with Willie Nelson and Paul Simon at the 1992 Farm Aid concert
Farm Aid V, Texas Stadium, no. 2 - Interviews With the Musicians (1992)
Interviews with musicians at the 1992 Farm Aid concert
Farm Aid V, Texas Stadium, no. 1 - Backstage Interviews and Concert Footage (1992)
Behind the scenes footage of the 1992 Farm Aid concert
Farm Aid V, Texas Stadium, no. 4 - Concert Footage and Ann Richards Clip (1992)
Footage of the 1992 Farm Aid concert
Baylor University Cancels Willie Nelson Concert - Interview with a Leroy Resident (1988)
Interview with a Leroy, Texas resident about Baylor University’s cancellation of a Willie Nelson concert
Baylor University Cancels Willie Nelson Concert - Interview with a Leroy Resident (1988)
Interview with a Leroy, Texas resident about Baylor University’s cancellation of a Willie Nelson concert
Baylor University Cancels Willie Nelson Concert - Interview with Heather Johnson (1988)
Interview with a Baylor University student about her school’s cancellation of a 1988 Willie Nelson concert
Baylor University Cancels Willie Nelson Concert - Interview with Eugene Baker (1988)
Interview with a Baylor administrator about the university’s cancellation of a 1988 Willie Nelson concert
Baylor University Cancels Willie Nelson Concert - Footage of the Leroy Bank (1988)
Footage of a failed bank in Leroy, Texas
36 Eyewitness News Segments (1978-9)
News segments broadcast on Austin’s KTVV-TV, including Run for Your Life with Willie Nelson and a record-...