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The essential Willie Nelson playlist

Yardbarker Logo By Amy McCarthy of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 23: Known as the Red-Headed Stranger, a serious cannabis enthusiast and one of country music's most iconic songwriters, Willie Nelson has recorded an incredible number of classic songs in his more than 60-year-long career in the industry. He's also earned a reputation as one of the most affable artists in any genre, and his accomplishments have been recognized countless times by the Recording Academy and Country Music Association, and has earned a place in the hearts of music fans everywhere, not just country music lovers. Flip through the gallery for an essential playlist of Nelson's finest songs, from his cover of "Georgia On My Mind" to the quintessential "Whiskey River." 

The essential Willie Nelson playlist

Known as the Red-Headed Stranger, a serious cannabis enthusiast and one of country music's most iconic songwriters, Willie Nelson has recorded an incredible number of classic songs in his more than 60-year-long career in the industry. 

He's also earned a reputation as one of the most affable artists in any genre, and his accomplishments have been recognized countless times by the Recording Academy and Country Music Association, and has earned a place in the hearts of music fans everywhere, not just country music lovers. 

Flip through the gallery for an essential playlist of Nelson's finest songs, from his cover of "Georgia On My Mind" to the quintessential "Whiskey River." 

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