Despite a catalog includes 200-plus albums and nearly every possible award as a musician, Nelson's first recordings were rejected by a Texas record label. That didn't stop him. Nelson, man raised by his grandparents during the Depression era, found his first success with songs written for other performers, such as "Crazy" by Patsy Cline.
Even then, it took Nelson nearly another decade and a story that read like a country song to make it big. His first success came with a remake of the 1945 Fred Rose song "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," released in 1975. It became Nelson's first No. 1 hit as a singer.
He's scored more top hits as duets than any other singer. Nelson teamed up with Waylon Jennings on "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" and "Good Hearted Woman," Julio Iglesias on "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" and Ray Charles on "Seven Spanish Angels."
His latest album "To All The Girls…" came out last October with 18 duets with Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and more.
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