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15 Facts about Willie Nelson in honor of his 80th Birthday

You may know what Willie would do, but how much do you actually know about the Red Headed Stranger?

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    His birthday is actually April 29, but because he was born close to midnight the Doctor didn't file the birth certificate until April 30. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    Made his acting debut in 1979 in “The Electric Horseman”, over his career has appeared in over 30 movies and TV shows. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    After retiring from music, Willie moved to Austin, Texas in 1972 and inspired by the music and scene at the Armadillo World Headquarters, grew out his hair and began to record again. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    Willie holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    At a 1980 event at the White House, Willie and First Lady Rosalynn Carter sang Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother”. Photo Credit: Everett Collection
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    Trigger, Willie’s trusted Martin guitar, was purchased in 1969 for $750. During his IRS troubles, to insure it wasn't auctioned off, he had it smuggled to Maui and then later kept it at his manager’s house. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    Willie’s first arrest for possession was in 1974. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    In 1990, the IRS claimed Willie owed them over $32 million in unpaid taxes. Photo Credit: WireImage
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    Willie has written more than 2500 songs. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    Attended Baylor University for a Year. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    On Willie’s website, you can leave him a birthday message. He’s already received quite a few, including videos from Bono, Steven Tyler, Barbara Streisand, Kris Kristofferson and Keith Richards. http://birthday.willienelson.com/ Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    Willie recently taped an upcoming CMT Crossroads special, hosted by Jack White and features Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Norah Jones, Ashley Monroe, Leon Russell and Neil Young. The episode is set to air in June. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    He’s only 5’6” Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    “Let’s Face The Music and Dance” released April 16 is one of more than 200 albums Willie is credited with. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    Recently, Willie made an audition tape with Conan O’Brien to star as Gandalf in the next Hobbit movie. Link to audition tape: http://youtu.be/FTE5RYTT3Zo Photo Credit: Everett Collection