Willie Nelson: Through The Years With A Country Legend
New fans might not recognize the country legend without his braids, but this is one of the first pictures of Willie Nelson that's out there. It was just the beginning for the country music star...
Here we have Paul Petersen and Willie Nelson, both so young, posing together at rehearsals for the March Of Dimes Benefit in Burbank, California in 1965.
Willie Nelson has been married four times. Here, he is with his third wife Connie Koepke with whom he had two daughters. Nelson was also married to first wife Martha Matthews with whom he had three kids, second wife Shirley Collie Nelson, and his current wife since 1991, Annie D'Angelo and they have two kids together.
A beautiful family photo with Willie Nelson's third wife Connie Koepke and their two daughters, Paula and Amy Lee.
This photo featuring Willie Nelson, Iron Eyes Cody and Bruce was taken back in 1988.
Willie Nelson won many awards throughout his career including Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album, Entertainer of the Year, Living Legend, Lifetime Achievement Award and many more. He really is a country music legend...
In 1990, this band of country music legends including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristoferson was formed. Those who were lucky enough to see The Highwaymen perform live had a once in a lifetime experience!
Willie Nelson tried his hand at acting in the 2005 film, The Dukes of Hazzard alongside Jessica Simpson.
An iconic duo! Here we have Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard performing together in 2007! What an amazing show.
Willie Nelson has been acknowledged by many presidents over the course of his career. Here we see him on stage with none other than former President Barack Obama in 2014.
Willie Nelson deserves an extreme amount of praise for his outstanding career. He produced and continues to produce countless chart topping hits and albums. Country music just wouldn't be the same without him.
At 85 years old today, Willie Nelson has paved the way for country music artists since the 1950's. We have put together a gallery of the country music legend from when he started in the music scene, all the way up to today! Enjoy...