Thursday, November 18, 2010

Willie Nelson

Clean-shaven Willie Nelson was trying to fit in with the clean-shaven sound of Nashville in the 1960s. 
The smooth sounds of Chet Atkins were king, and country music was finding a wider audience with the easy-listening sheen. Try as he might, Willie Nelson never had a hit following the formula. 

But once Willie returned to Texas, grew his hair out, knotted his trade-mark bandana around his head and started making music in his own way, things changed. Now he's an icon.

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