Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas.
Country singer, activist, poet, songwriter, actor, and author Willie Nelson
helped create Farm Aid. He has written many popular country hits, including
"Funny How Time Slips Away" and "Hello Walls." He grew up during the
Great Depression and played music for money because he did want to
pick cotton. He wrote his first song when he was seven years old. Willy
Nelson is one of the most recognized faces of country music having
appeared in over thirty films. Nelson’s birth was recorded by doctor F.
D. Sims on April 30.