American country singer and songwriter


Willie Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"William Hugh "Willie" Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, and originally from Abbott, Texas. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, though he had already become famous as a 1960s songwriter. ..."


29 Apr 1933, William Hugh Nelson, in Abbott, Texas


Wag the Dog, Johnny Dean


35 Heroes of Freedom: Celebrating the people who have made the world groovier and groovier since 1968, by Reason, Reason, Dec 2003
List of individuals who, according to Reason editors, have "have made the world a freer, better, and more libertarian place by example, invention, or action" (includes the unknown martyr of Tiananmen Square and a generic "The Yuppie")
"One of the great crossover artists in popular music, the Texas legend pulled off a Martin Luther King Jr.-like achievement by uniting hippies and rednecks in a single audience. An inadvertent hero to tax resisters everywhere, Nelson brought the battle against puritanism to the very roof of the Carter White House ..."