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Willie Nelson

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Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American country singer, guitarist and songwriter. He was one of the main figures of the outlaw country subgenre that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. The critical success of his album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willie Nelson has received more than 22,536,155 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Willie Nelson is the 169th most popular musician (down from 156th in 2019), the 996th most popular biography from United States (down from 913th in 2019) and the 49th most popular American Musician.

Willie Nelson is most famous for his songwriting and singing career. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1962, and he has released over 60 albums.

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Among musicians, Willie Nelson ranks 169 out of 2,662Before him are Chris Slade, Anton Diabelli, Dave Brubeck, Björk, Cyndi Lauper, and Brian Eno. After him are Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Nam June Paik, Gilberto Gil, Charles-Valentin Alkan, and Keith Jarrett.

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Among people born in 1933, Willie Nelson ranks 51Before him are Richard R. Ernst, Jayne Mansfield, Samora Machel, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, John Gurdon, and Horst Buchholz. After him are Jeremy Brett, Bobby Robson, Henri, Count of Paris, Ali Shariati, Mohammad-Ali Rajai, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Willie Nelson ranks 996 out of 18,182Before him are Frederick Herzberg (1923), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Richard Thaler (1945), Vera Rubin (1928), Elliott Gould (1938), and Richard Dreyfuss (1947). After him are Herbie Hancock (1940), George E. Smith (1930), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), Madam C. J. Walker (1867), Kobe Bryant (1978), and Jim Belushi (1954).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Willie Nelson ranks 49Before him are James Hetfield (1963), Thelonious Monk (1917), Stan Getz (1927), Don Cherry (1936), Dave Brubeck (1920), and Cyndi Lauper (1953). After him are Herbie Hancock (1940), Keith Jarrett (1945), Chris Isaak (1956), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Alicia Keys (1981), and Muddy Waters (1913).

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