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Musician Willie Nelson raises a finger to the sky as he plays his guitar on stage at a concert in 1994.

Willie Nelson

As a Guest

12 segments
29:03

Willie Nelson: The Songwriter Reflects On His Hits

Before he became a leader of the outlaw country movement, Nelson worked for decades as a songwriter, pumping out hit after hit for other performers in Nashville. In 1996, he joined Terry Gross for a conversation about his most famous songs, including "Crazy," "The Family Bible" and "Night Life."

Interview
06:32

Willie Nelson, Heartbreaker

The legendary singer and songwriter's most recent album is Songbird. He's also an actor, of course — Blonde Ambition gives him his latest film role. This interview was originally broadcast on May 25, 2006.

Interview

As a Topic

3 segments
06:00

Rock critic Ken Tucker

He reviews Crazy: The Demo Sessions (Sugar Hill records), a collection of songs Willie Nelson wrote and recorded between 1960 and 1966, hoping to sell them to the big stars of the country era.

Review

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