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Does Willie Nelson Have Any Pets?

Horses

Horse
Rescued

Willie Nelson once rescued 70 horses and brought them to his ranch in Texas ranch. Dubbed “Luck Ranch”, the horses run free on his land and get hand fed by Willie and his caretakers.

Mr. Mister

Dog: Chihuahua
Rescued

Willie Nelson has a dog named Mr. Mister, a chihuahua and head of his road security. Nelson and his family love dogs, advocate for dog adoption and have helped rescue dogs find forever homes.

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Pets

Birthday

April 29, 1933 (89)

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Willie Nelson is a country music singer, songwriter, and musician. Born in 1933 in Abbott, Texas, he was raised by his grandparents after his parents’ divorce. He sang in church as a child and learned to play guitar at the age of six. In high school, he played football and basketball and continued to sing at local churches. After graduating from high school, he served briefly in the U.S. Air Force but was later discharged due to back problems. After his return, Nelson attended Baylor University for two years but dropped out because he was succeeding in music. He worked as a disc jockey at radio stations in his native Texas, and in several radio stations in the Pacific Northwest, all the working as a singer and songwriter throughout the late 1950s. During that time, he songs that would become country standards, including “Funny How Time Slips Away”, ” Walls”, “Pretty Paper”, “Crazy”. In 1960 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and later signed a publishing contract with Pamper Music which allowed him to join Ray Price’s band as a bassist. In 1962, recorded his first album,…And Then I Wrote. Due to this success, Nelson signed in 1964