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Happy Birthday to Willie Nelson

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(photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)

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Willie Nelson turns 88 years old today. The "red-headed stranger" started making music in the 1950s, wrote hits for Patsy Cline and Ray Price in the '60s before becoming a superstar in the '70s. We're celebrating this morning with a set of his music, his collaborations, duets and others covering his songs. What would you like to hear? We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Nathaniel Rateliff "Willie's Birthday"
 
Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson "Pancho & Lefty"
 
Willie Nelson "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain"
 
Willie Nelson "Blue Skies"
 
The Little Willies "I Gotta Get Drunk"