Willie Nelson’s Children: Meet The Country Icon’s 8 Children
Willie Nelson had four daughters and three sons from three different relationships. In 2012, he found out he had a fifth daughter. Read here to find out more about them.
Willie Nelson, who is 89 years old, is known as one of the best country singers in the business. He is also the proud father of eight kids. The talented star has three sons, Billy, Lukas, and Micah, and five daughters, Lana, Susie, Paula, Amy Lee, and Renee.
He raised the children over the years through three marriages. In 2012, he found out about one of his daughters. The Willie Nelson Family which will come out in 2021 has songs with some of his children.
Read on to learn more about the kids, their moms and their interesting lives.
Willie and his first wife Martha Matthews, to whom he was married from 1952 to 1962, had Lana Nelson as their first child. Lana was born in 1953, and every so often, she has been in the news. She was in Willie’s movie Red Headed Stranger, which came out in 1986, and she also designed the costumes for the movie. She is also listed as a producer for the upcoming documentary Lovey: King of the Roadies. This film is about Benjamin Holladay Dorcy, one of the first roadies in the world. She is in it, and so is her father.
She helps promote Willie’s other projects when she’s not working on a project with him. In the picture above she is smiling next to some products from Willie’s Willie’s Reserve line of marijuana.
Willie and Martha Nelson’s second child is Susie Nelson. She was born in 1956, and she is best known for writing a book about growing up as the daughter of one of the most famous country singers in history.
Heart Worn Memories: A Daughter’s Personal Biography of Willie Nelson was her first book, and it came out in 1987. Susie worked with Willie, just like her sister Lana when she co-hosted “Susie’s Gospel Hour” on Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius XM in 2012.
Willie and Martha Nelson’s third child was Willie “Billy” Nelson Jr. He was born in 1958, but sadly, he killed himself in 1991, according to AP News. He got help for drinking too much alcohol the year before. At the time, a representative for Willie told the outlet that the singer was “very sad and trying to deal with” the sudden death of his son.
“My Body’s Just a Suitcase for My Soul,” a gospel song that Billy and Willie recorded together, can be heard in the video above. In 1994, the famous country singer put out a gospel album called Peace in the Valley. The song was on that album.
Willie’s first child with his third wife, Connie Koepke, with whom he was married from 1971 to 1988, is Paula Nelson. Willie was still married to his second wife, Shirley Collie Nelson when Paula was born in 1969. He divorced her in 1971.
As of 2022, she has released five albums as a solo artist and with the Paula Nelson Band. She has also hosted her own Sirius XM show on the Outlaw Country channel.
She also did a duet with her father, just like Billy. IMDb says that the song “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” was on his album “To All the Girls…” from 2013 and on the soundtrack for the hit HBO show “Big Little Lies.” The Tahoe Daily Tribune says that she also worked on the show “Friday Night Lights.” She has also been in movies. In 2010, she was in Corruption. Gov.
Amy Lee Nelson
Amy Lee Nelson is Willie and Connie’s second child. She was born in 1973, and she is now a singer as well. She is in the group Folk Uke with Cathy Guthrie, who is the daughter of singer Arlo Guthrie. As of 2022, they have released at least three albums and appeared in others. Amy and Cathy’s famous dads have made guest appearances on their albums and continue to be an inspiration in their lives.
Willie and Annie D’Angelo, who he married in 1991, have a son named Lukas. He is their first child together. He was born in 1988, and he wants to be a musician like his dad and some of his older siblings. As of 2022, his group Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, has put out eight albums.
IMDb says that the band also played with Bradley Cooper in the 2018 movie A Star Is Born. Lukas was the actor’s vocal coach and helped write a few songs for the movie’s soundtrack.
Lukas is very active on social media, and he often posts videos like the one above of himself playing music on an acoustic guitar.
Micah is Willie and Annie’s youngest son. He was born in 1990. He also plays music. His rock band, Particle Kid, has become more popular over the years. They’ve toured with his dad and brother, as well as other famous musicians like Flaming Lips, so they’re definitely making a name for themselves in the music industry.
Willie’s long-lost daughter Renee is named Renee. He found out about her in 2012, but her age has never been made public. His friend Mary Haney is said to be her mother. “Mary Haney is a dear old friend of mine who I had lost touch with but just saw again after many years.
Willie wrote about this in his autobiography Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings From the Road which came out in 2013. (via Express). “It also turns out that Renee has a daughter named Noelle, who has a daughter named Jordan, who I am now proud to call my great-granddaughter,” he said. “It sure took a while for my new family to show up.”
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