Even in case, you don’t suppose you realize who the extremely ubiquitous and beloved previous nation singer is, you most likely know his music. This 12 months he put out his sixty-ninth solo studio album, Ride Me Back Home. Willie joined his first band at the tender age of ten. For the final seventy-six years, he’s been honing his craft. Willie produces music so prolifically that it’s unimaginable to think about a world with out his songs in it. Even in case you’re not a rustic music fan, you will have heard On The Road Again, or You Were Always On My Mind in a film or TV present in some unspecified time in the future. Additionally, he’s most likely probably the most well-known pot smoker on the planet and an activist for biodiesel fuels and legalization of marijuana. For those of you dwelling beneath a rock who nonetheless don’t acknowledge him, don’t fear, you’ve most likely seen or heard him in motion pictures, TV reveals, and commercials extra occasions than you ever realized. For instance, Willie wrote a number of the songs for Wag the Dog. He’s been on SNL, the Johnny Carson Show, Dukes of Hazzard, and performed not less than 300 and thirty-six cameos as himself.
Willie Nelson at the moment has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
In the early 1980s, although, the nation icon obtained one of many highest tax payments in historical past after federal investigations discovered he had invested in a tax shelter that the IRS dominated unlawfully. Nelson was on the road for $16.7 million.
Although his lawyer negotiated the invoice all the way down to $6 million in money, Nelson nonetheless couldn’t afford to pay it. Instead, he ignored it, inflicting the IRS to raid his Texas ranch residence and seize his property — every little thing however his beloved guitar, which his daughter despatched to him in Hawaii — in 1990.
The star made a novel cope with the IRS that a few of the income from his album, “The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories,” would go in direction of his debt. He finally paid all of it off in 1993. Nelson has launched a number of albums since and shall be on tour by way of the primary half of 2015.