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14 Reasons To Love Willie Nelson

Happy 80th Birthday! Thank you for the many decades of music making.

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1. He was surprisingly straitlaced when he was young Willie.

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2. He was a pioneer in outlaw country music, which challenged the conservative Nashville music scene.

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4. He was in a supergroup with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson.

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11. After 9/11, Nelson led the song "America the Beautiful" at America: A Tribute to Heroes.

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12. He loves horses.

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He gave a several hundred-acre ranch in Texas to horses rescued by Habitat for Horses. More than 70 horses have lived on the ranch. He also supported the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

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