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In what year was country star "Willie Hugh Nelson" born?
1933 - Willie was born in Abbott, Texas on April 29, 1933.
With his mother and father leaving soon after he was born, who raised Willie and his sister Bobbie?
a. Adoptive Parents
b. The State
Grandparents - Willie's grandfather bought him a guitar when he was six.
What did Willie name his favorite instrument, a Martin N-20 nylon-string classical acoustic guitar?
c. Old Black
d. Black Dog
Trigger - Nelson bought the guitar in 1969.
Reportedly owing $32 million US, Willie's assets were seized by the Internal Revenue Service in which year?
1990 - Nelson released the album 'The IRS Tapes - Who'll Buy My Memories?' to help pay back the debt.
Released in 1962, which of the following albums was Willie's debut?
a. Make Way for Willie Nelson
b. Country Willie - His Own Songs
c. And Then I Wrote
d. Here's Willie Nelson
And Then I Wrote - The album contains the single 'Touch Me', which peaked at number seven on Billboard's Hot Country Singles.
In what year was Willie Nelson inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame?
1993 - Nelson received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998.
Released in 1980, in which movie did Willie Nelson play the role of a country singer named Buck Bonham?
b. Honeysuckle Rose
c. Angels Sing
d. The Electric Horseman
Honeysuckle Rose - The movie is also known as 'On the Road Again'.
Which Willie Nelson song has the lyric - "Love is like a dyin' ember. Only memories remain. Through the ages I'll remember..."?
a. Mommas Don't Let Your Babies
b. September Song
c. Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
d. Good Hearted Woman
Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain was written by songwriter Fred Rose.
As of 2016, how many number one hits has Willie Nelson had on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart?
12 - His last song to hit number one on the chart was 'Nothing I Can Do About It Now' in 1989.
Which of the following Willie Nelson recordings did not hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart?
a. City Of New Orleans
b. On The Road Again
c. Blue Skies
d. Let It Be Me
Let It Be Me - Let It Be Me peaked at position 2.
Willie Nelson won a Grammy award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his version of this song.
a. Georgia on My Mind
b. Dreams Come True
d. I'd Have to Be Crazy
Georgia on My Mind - Georgia on My Mind was originally a major hit for Ray Charles in 1960.
How many children does Willie Nelson have?
7 - Willie's son Billy, from his first marriage, hanged himself in 1991 at the age of 33.
Willie set up Farm Aid in 1985 with John Mellencamp and which other music artist?
a. Bob Dylan
b. Neil Young
c. Charlie Daniels
d. Kris Kristofferson
Neil Young - Farm Aid was set up to assist and increase awareness of the importance of family farms.
Which of the following Willie Nelson albums reached number one on the Billboard chart for Top Country Albums?
a. Tougher Than Leather
b. Red Headed Stranger
c. To Lefty from Willie
d. The Electric Horseman
Red Headed Stranger - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, among other hits, was released on the album.
Which of the following Willie Nelson songs was originally recorded by Arlo Guthrie in 1972?
a. City of New Orleans
b. Wind Beneath My Wings
d. She's Out of My Life
City of New Orleans - City of New Orleans reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the United States.
Which song opens with the lyric - "Maybe I didn't love you quite as often as I could have, and maybe I didn't treat you..."?
a. Baby, It's Cold Outside
b. American Classic
c. You Are My Flower
d. Always On My Mind
Always On My Mind - Always On My Mind was first recorded by Gwen McCrae and Brenda Lee in 1972.
Which of the following songs was not recorded by Willie Nelson?
a. Good Hearted Woman
b. Harvest Moon
c. Hello Walls
d. Seven Spanish Angels
Harvest Moon - Harvest Moon was written and recorded by Neil Young in 1992.
Which of the following albums was not released by Willie Nelson?
a. The Great Divide
b. Band of Brothers
c. This Old Road
d. Tougher Than Leather
This Old Road - This Old Road was released by Kris Kristofferson in 2006.
Finish the title to this number one Willie Nelson hit - "Angel Flying...".
a. In The Sky
b. Too Close To The Ground
c. Above Me
d. Around My Heart
Too Close To The Ground - Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground is a single from the 1981 film Honeysuckle Rose.
As of 2016, which album is the only Willie Nelson album to reach number one in the United States during the 2010s decade?
a. Band of Brothers
c. Country Music
d. To All the Girls...
Band of Brothers - Nine out of the fourteen tracks on 'Band of Brothers' are new original songs.
In which 1986 film does Willie Nelson play the role of the famous gunslinger and dentist "Doc Holliday"?
c. Red Headed Stranger
d. Outlaw Justice
Stagecoach - Stagecoach also stars Kris Kristofferson as the Ringo Kid.
As of 2016, how many Grammy awards has Willie Nelson won?
11 - Willie has won seven American Music Awards.
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