Nelson launches his own brand of marijuana, Willie’s Reserve. The brand will be sold in Washington state and Colorado where recreational marijuana is legal. The brand’s purpose is to support nationwide legalization of marijuana and to offer “clean and consistent products”. Nelson’s rep:
Somewhat controversially, Willie has spent a lifetime as an outspoken supporter of cannabis for personal use and for industrial hemp production.
Nelson is developing his own brand of weed called Willie’s Reserve. Bowman explains that Nelson wants Willie’s Reserve to be something that reflects his passion, that envelops his personal morals and convictions. The entire operation will be reflective of Willie’s life. Bowman reveals that Nelson’s family will open stores in states where marijuana is legal. The stores will sell both Willie’s Reserve and other brands that meet quality standards.
Nelson goes on The Late Show with David Letterman to perform the title track off his latest album, Band of Brothers.
Price and Nelson wins the Grammy for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for Lost Highway.
Keith releases his single, Beer For My Horses, featuring Willie Nelson, from his album, Unleashed. Keith:
When I was a kid I worked for a rodeo company. The old timers who worked the stock and stuff in the back would carry a pint of whiskey in their pocket – they were just old cowboys. They would pull it out and say, ‘Here’s to me, here’s to you, we got screwed, so screw you, here’s to me.’ They always had some little toast. One was to hold up the bottle for a drink and say, ‘Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses.’ I kept that in my head a long time thinking I’d write it some day. We did finally, trying to say that maybe it’s time that justice gets back into the judicial system. The big posse goes out and catches the bad guys and everybody comes back to lick their wounds, remember the ones they lost and celebrate with the ones that made it back. You raise your glass and say, ‘Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses, bartender.’ One of those conceptual deals. Soon as we got done writing it I thought man, it’d be cool if we could talk Willie Nelson into singing the Texas verse on that. Obviously he went for it and I think it’s the biggest multi-week #1 either of us ever had.
Womack and Nelson wins the Grammy for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for Mendocino County Line.
Nelson wins the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for Always On My Mind.
Nelson wins the Grammy for Best Country Song for On The Road Again.
Nelson wins the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for Georgia On My Mind.
Nelson and Jennings wins the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group for Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.
Willie Hugh Nelson is born in Abbott, Texas to Myrle Marie and Ira Doyle Nelson. He is named Willie by his cousin Mildred.