Behind The Music

Season 1 Episode 18

Willie Nelson

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 01, 1998 on VH1
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Willie Nelson
This story of Willie Nelson, the country singer/songwriter known for his battles with drugs and long-standing fight against the IRS as well as his musical output, is one of longevity. When he had his first big hit, 'Redheaded Stranger', in 1975, he had already been in the music business for 32 years. Earlier he had worked as a janitor and a vacuum salesman. Then in 1978 he began his IRS battle, which culminated in him being charged with owing $10 million. He discusses all of those issues, and we hear from his friends and colleagues in the country music field.moreless

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