Noted country singer, guitarist, and songwriter Willie Nelson celebrates his 91st birthday on April 29, 2024. Recognized for his contributions to country music, especially the outlaw country subgenre of music that developed in the late 1960s, Nelson continues to be a favorite of both library patrons and staff. If you’re interested in getting to know him, here’s the music, movies, and books we have available at AJPL:

Willie Nelson CDs:

A Beautiful Time - Wikipedia

A Beautiful Time


Christmas with Willie Nelson

Country Music

Django and Jimmie

The Essential Willie Nelson

The Great Divide

Half Nelson

Just One Love

Love Songs

Ride Me Back Home

Songs for Tsunami Relief Austin to South Asia

Super Hits: 1994

Super Hits: 2007

That’s Life

Two Men with the Blues

Willie Nelson George Jones

Willie Nelson Books:

It's a Long Story: My Life [Book]

Energy Follows Thought: The Stories Behind My Songs

It’s a Long Story: My Life

Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road

Sister, Brother, Family: An American Childhood in Music

Will the Circle be Unbroken: Country Music in America

CDs Featuring Willie Nelson:

NOW Outlaw Country

Absolute Torch and Twang


Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale

Brokeback Mountain: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Classic Country Christmas

Duets II

The Essential Johnny Cash

The Essential Merle Haggard: The Epic Years

The Essential Waylon Jennings

Family Time

Genius Loves Company

Honky Tonk Time Machine

Life on the Rock

Living for a Song a Tribute to Hank Cochran

Movie Music the Definitive Performances

NOW That’s What I Call Music! Outlaw Country

Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

The Road Goes on Forever

The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers (A Tribute)


The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas: Evergreen


Movies Featuring Willie Nelson or His Songs: Nelson, Willie - Live In Concert : Nelson, Willie: Movies & TV

Blonde Ambition

Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration


The Electric Horseman


The Long Riders & Stagecoach & The Way West

Once Upon a Texas Train

Outlaw Justice

Surfer, Dude