Who's Willie Nelson's wife? Inside iconic artist's married life as big birthday bash news comes in
SPICEWOODS, TEXAS: Willie Nelson, the award-winning country artist, will have a bash on his 90th birthday. He will celebrate the gala with his friends and family at a star-studded concert at the Hollywood Bowl this April. Nelson will join a star-studded lineup of musicians, including Neil Young, Chris Stapleton, Lyle Lovett, Miranda Lambert, Rosanne Cash, Snoop Dogg, The Chicks, Kacey Musgraves, and many more, for the Grammy-winning country icon's milestone birthday celebration on April 29 and 30.
Till now, Nelson has had a fascinating career and has maintained his legacy in the music industry. Now let's dive into knowing more about Nelson's fourth wife, who remained his constant support, Annie D'Angelo after having three previous unions with Martha Matthews, Shirley Collie, and Koepke. Nelson is father of seven kids in total from his marriages.
Who is Willie Nelson's wife?
The going to be 90-year-old country music legend's fourth wife, D'Angelo, is a perfect match for him. D'Angelo worked as a makeup artist during her formative years, as reported by HITC. She was hired to work on the makeup crew for the 1986 movie 'Stagecoach', which starred the country singer-songwriter, after working in the makeup department for several films during the 1980s. The happy couple exchanged vows in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 16, 1991. Despite having a 23-year age difference, the couple has raised two sons, Lukas and Jacob.The couple spends most of their time in their Maui, Hawaii, home, as per reports.
About Willie Nelson's early life and career
Nelson was exposed to a wide variety of lasting musical influences while growing up in central Texas, including not only the Grand Ole Opry performers of the time but also more regional sounds like the Texas honky-tonk of Ernest Tubb, the western swing of Bob Wills, and even the German-American polka bands he frequently participated in as a young man. Nelson participated in several small Texas bands and worked as a DJ at radio stations in Texas and Vancouver, where he recorded his first self-released music in the middle of the 1950s.
Nelson spent the latter half of the 1950s back in Texas, working various day jobs and giving numerous performances in Houston-area rough-and-tumble honky-tonks, as per reports. In Nashville, Nelson first gained popularity by selling his songs to renowned country performers like Patsy Cline ('Crazy'), Faron Young ('Hello Walls'), and Ray Price ('Night Life'). Although he joined the Grand Ole Opry and cut a hit duet with singer Collie, his former wife, in 1962, his career didn't advance as a result, according to IMDb.
'Shotgun Willie' and 'Phases and Stages', two of his albums, contributed to his rise to prominence. It all came together with the release of the album 'Red-Headed Stranger' in 1975, which went on to become the best-selling country music album of all time and catapult him into the stratosphere of the genre. Nelson began his film career around 1978 by establishing himself as a loose and unpretentious presence in front of the camera. His first role was in 'The Electric Horseman', a 1979 film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.