Willie Nelson is one of the most iconic singer-songwriters in the history of country music -- but ironically, he had to fight Nashville's music establishment to release some of his most important work.
If you're an aspiring country music artist, and your grandfather happens to be Willie Nelson, it might be easy to assume that you've got an easier road ahead of you. But that's not necessarily the case.
Willie Nelson is showing everyone that even at 81, he's still utterly capable of making big things happen in country music -- like notching No. 1 albums. The legend's new record, 'Band of Brothers,' just debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart.
Willie Nelson has long been in support of the legalization of marijuana, explaining that it makes him feel more relaxed and even provides health benefits. The singer is optimistic about the drug becoming legal, recently noting that "the future looks good."