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Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson

Background information
Birth name Willie Hugh Nelson
Born April 30, 1933
Origin Abbott, Texas, U.S.
Genre(s) Country
Country Rock
Outlaw country
Alternative Country
Years active 1956—present
Label(s) RCA Records
Island Records
Columbia Records
Atlantic Records
Lost Highway Records
Associated acts Waylon Jennings
The Highwaymen
Johnny Cash
Kris Kristofferson
Roger Miller
Ray Price
Snoop Dogg
Merle Haggard
Kurt Nilsen
Faron Young
Emmylou Harris
Dolly Parton
Juice Newton
Toby Keith
Sheryl Crow
Norah Jones
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Willie Nelson Avoids Jail Sentence Over Marijuana Charge

March 29, 2011
Willie Nelson Avoids Jail Sentence Over Marijuana ChargeWillie Nelson has avoided a jail sentence for marijuana possession after the judge said he couldn't be 'mean' to the singer.

The country singer was arrested back in November on charges of drugs possession after police found 6 ounces of marijuana on his tour bus.

Nelson has now been let off with just a fine, reports The Sun.

"He's got to sing 'Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain' with his guitar, You bet your ass I ain't going to be mean to Willie Nelson," Hudspeth County prosecutor Kit Bramblett said.

Although Nelson was found with 6 ounces on him, prosecutors said with no packaging it weighed less than 3oz - making the offence a misdemeanour.

(by Holly Frith)

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