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1. Willie Nelson began writing songs at a very early age, yet, as with many artists, his talent would take a while to be appreciated. The early 1960s found him pitching his songs to singers in Nashville, Tennessee. Which song did Faron Young record and release that is said to have launched Willie Nelson's career?
2. There are stories that tell Patsy Cline initially hated the Willie Nelson song that would become one of her best known recordings, if not her signature song. With a simple, one word title, what was this country music standard Patsy Cline released 1961.
3. "Funny How Time Slips Away" became a true Willie Nelson standard after it was first recorded/released in 1961. Since then it has been recorded by many singers - from Elvis to Al Green, from Joe Tex to Lulu, from Juice Newton to The Supremes. Who was the singer who put it on the (American) C&W charts first?
4. Proving his writing talents were not limited to Country and Western music, Willie Nelson penned a holiday song that would become a Christmas classic tune. Roy Orbison was the first to put Willie's song on the (American) charts - in 1963. Which one of the following did Willie Nelson write?
5. This one of Willie's songs has a controversial back-story. Ray Price included it on his album by the same name for its release in 1963. The song has been successfully recorded and released by artists outside the C&W genre, among those are Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, B.B. King and - even - David Lee Roth. Which song?
6. The 1970s found Willie Nelson releasing more and more recordings - songs he had written and those of others. "Yesterday's Wine" was a song written by Nelson and the title track of an album he released in 1971. Its charted popularity was unimpressive yet eleven years later (in 1982) the song would be a number one hit - as a duet - (American - Billboard Hot Country Singles) for which two artists?
7. The song "Good Hearted Woman" was co-written by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. One artist - no stranger to her own troubles with men - released her version of the song. A better known release from that incredible performer, though, is "What's Love Got To Do With It". Who is she?
8. Even with his measured success as a singer and song writer it would take a movie to give Willie Nelson his first number one single (as a solo artist) of a song he had written and then recorded/released. "On the Road Again" became one of Willie's songs most associated with him. For what movie did Willie write that song?
9. To get that tenth number one song seemed to be somewhat of a Rubicon for Willie Nelson. It would be 1985 and an album titled, "Me and Paul" that would bring Willie his tenth number one song (American - Hot Country Singles). You may remember Willie did this one as a duet with Johnny Rodriguez at Farm Aid.
10. One song Willie co-wrote has an upbeat, novelty sound and it should with the title, "Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die". It is on Willie's album, "Heroes", that was released in 2012. The song info credits Willie's long time buddy, Kris Kristofferson and country music artist, Jamey Johnson as joining him on the recording. Along with them which artist better known for his rap/reggae music is featured on the song?
Source: Author cowboybluedog
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