The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah

The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah

The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah

Willie Nelson has inspired generations of musical talent. We celebrate his 90th birthday with this list of some of his biggest and best hits.

Let’s take a time out and wish The Red Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson a happy 90th birthday. Willie celebrated the big day on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

Unbelievable at age 90, Willie is still touring and entertaining fans. In fact, if you check, you will find over 40(!!!) concerts between now and mid-September.

The closest Willie is coming to the Fayetteville area will be Friday, September 8, 2023 at Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh, for the Outlaw Music Festival. Willie also has a Charlotte, show scheduled the next day – you can never have too much Willie.

When you look at what Willie has accomplished musically since his debut in 1962, you cannot help but be blown away. In addition to two movie soundtracks (Honeysuckle Rose & The Electric Horsemen), Willie has recorded over 70 solo studio albums. That’s a remarkable number for a man beloved by multiple generations.

Speaking of 1962, below I have a list of 25 of Willie’s greatest hot songs. Included is the Patsy Cline smash “Crazy.” Willie wrote the song and sang the demo. Patsy Cline put Willie on the map when she recorded it in 1962.

Check out and enjoy this list of Willie Nelson favorites, and join us in wishing him a Happy 90th Birthday.

  • Patsy Cline "Crazy" (1962 - written by Willie)

  • "On the Road Again" (1980)

  • "Blue Skies" (1978)

  • "Seven Spanish Angels" (1984)

  • "Highwayman" (1985 - Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings)

  • "Good Hearted Woman" (1976) (written by Willie and Waylon Jennings)

  • "Always on My Mind" (1982)

  • "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" (1980)

  • “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” (1981)

  • "Georgia on My Mind" (1978)

  • "Forgiving You Was Easy” (1985)

  • "Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" (1978)

  • "Whiskey River” (1973)

  • "Family Bible” (1971)

  • "Night Life" (1960)

  • "Funny How Time Slips Away" (1962)

  • "Pancho and Lefty" (1982)

  • “Bloody Mary Morning” (1974)

  • “Half a Man” w/Merle Haggard (1963)

  • "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" (1975)

  • "City Of New Orleans" (1984)

  • “Me and Paul” (1971)

  • "Funny How the Time Slips Away" (1961)

  • "Hello Walls" (1961)

  • "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" (2012)

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