Not much else to say as this icon of American music turn 80 years old today.

Farm Aid Wishes Happy Birthday to Willie Nelson!

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Billboard has a rundown of his life and career.

"America is a bizarre place and Willie is our captain," said Jamey Johnson, Nelson's good friend and sometimes opener. "Willie in every way represents all the greatest things about America to me."
But (Nelson) has always been a songwriter's hero. Because he's a great songwriter. Because he's absolutely unlike anybody else and because he's the funniest human being on the planet. And very much like God."

~ Kris Kristofferson

Originally posted to DKOMA on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 04:15 AM PDT.

Also republished by Team DFH, Protest Music, An Ear for Music, and Rebel Songwriters.

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