Willie Nelson's date of birth is April 30th, 1933. He was born in Abbott, Texas, to Myrle Nelson and Ira D. Nelson, and had one older sister named Bobbie Nelson.
When Willie and Bobbie were children during the Great Depression, their paternal grandparents raised them. They attended a Methodist church with their grandmother, which turned out to be Willie's first exposure to music. When he was 6 years old, Willie received his first guitar and started writing his own songs. He later joined a polka band and then a band called Bud Fletcher and the Texans, before going on to achieve fame in country music.