Bobby Radcliff @ The Monaghan Blues Festival. 09/12/2007

This born American music icon Willie Nelson started his music career off as a Country music Disc Jockey back in the mid fifties moving on to become a gifted songwriter and an world famous star of stage and screen.

Willie’s earlier songs became hits for some of Country music’s biggest stars, Crazy for Patsy Cline, Funny How Time Slips Away for Billy Walker and countless others, Night Life for Ray Price who Willie started off on the road with playing bass guitar.

In the 70’s Willie blended his brand of country with rock n roll, jazz, folk and western swing forging the image of a hippie styled country music outlaw riding the range outside Nashville with fellow cohorts Waylon Jennings, Tompall Glaser, Jessie Colter, moving the concept on to The Highwaymen in the 80’s with Waylon, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson also captured on screen in the movie Stagecoach.

Willie Nelson has also appeared in Gone Fishing, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Simpson’s and Miami Vice.