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Willie Nelson – Then and Now

If you look back through Willie Nelson's album covers, you'll find he doesn't begin to grow his famous ponytails until 1972 at the earliest. The singer didn't adopt his signature look until the 1975 album 'Red Headed Stranger.' That's 13 years after first appearing on an album jacket for 'And Then I Wrote.' Yes, Willie was once clean-shaven!

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Willie Nelson Set to Headline 2012 Farm Aid Music Festival

Willie Nelson, along with rockers Dave Matthews, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, will headline and host this year's annual Farm Aid Music Festival, which will take place at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Penn. on Sept. 22.

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Willie Nelson Planning to Get Home in the Netherlands Due to New Pot Policy

Willie Nelson ought to change his first name to "Wily." That's because the pro-pot singer is smartly planning to either rent or purchase a home in the Netherlands in the next year so he can continue to buy marijuana legally. Local Dutch officials are planning to outlaw "drug tourism" next year, meaning that non-resident pot proponents can't travel there to stock up. Nelson wants to skirt that problem, so he'll pick himself up a nice piece of real estate.

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No. 10: Waylon Jennings, ‘Good Hearted Woman’ (Feat. Willie Nelson) – Top 100 Country Songs

Listening to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson come back in after the key change in 'Good Hearted Woman' is sure to send a shiver up your spine every time. Song No. 10 on the Top 100 Country Songs list is perhaps the greatest duet of all time. Strong arguments could be made for one of Jennings' solo hits like 'I'm a Ramblin' Man,' but not much of an argument can be made against this hit from 1975. 

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First-Annual Willie Nelson Celebrity Golf Outing Will Benefit Texas Charities

With his signature pigtail braids and hippie-inspired song lyrics, Willie Nelson doesn't exactly seem like a golf guy. But once again, the legendary country icon surprised us by launching the first-annual Willie Nelson Celebrity Golf Tournament in Briarcliff, Texas, which will benefit the Pedernales Fire Department, the Helping Hands Crisis Ministry, the Children’s Music Foundation and the RunTex Foundation.

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No. 30: Willie Nelson, ‘Always on My Mind’ – Top 100 Country Songs

Willie Nelson is one of the most well-known country musicians of his time -- and it's been 'his time' for decades. But by far his most recognized tune is his emotional rendition of 'Always on My Mind.'

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Willie Nelson Premieres Music Video for ‘Just Breathe’

Only Willie Nelson could cover a Pearl Jam tune and make it sound darn close to better than the original. That's what the iconic singer did with his version of 'Just Breathe,' which is included on his new 'Heroes' album. As an added bonus, the track features the guest vocals of the singer's son, Lukas Nelson. As if you didn't already love the song enough, the Nelsons released a beautiful music video for 'Just Breathe'-and it's kind of a tearjerker.

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Willie Nelson Leads Country Supergroup in Singing ‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die’ at 2012 CMT Music Awards

Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Jamey Johnson, Darius Rucker and Willie Nelson all have one thing in common: country music (Hey -- if there's something else, we don't know about it). The country supergroup took the stage halfway through the 2012 CMT Music Awards to perform Nelson's 'Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.'

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No. 81: The Highwaymen, ‘Highwayman’ – Top 100 Country Songs

After its first release by songwriter Jimmy Webb in 1977, 'Highwayman' was re-recorded in 1985 by the supergroup of the same name, compromised of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. The tune ultimately reached No. 1 and landed on the year-end chart at No. 5 based on airplay and sales.

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Country Music Mug Shots – Willie Nelson

Border Patrol in Texas found 6 oz. of marijuana on board Willie Nelson's tour bus a few days after Thanksgiving in 2010. According to CBS news, Nelson had pulled into a Sierra Blanca checkpoint, and when they open

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