Interesting Willie Nelson Facts about his Family
Willie has a piano playing older sister – Bobbie Lee Nelson was born January 1, 1931 and is currently 90 years old. She is an American pianist and singer and the older sister of Willie Nelson. Bobbie is a member of Willie’s band (Willie Nelson and Family). Their grandmother taught her to play keyboards and her grandfather bought her a piano at the age of 5 years old..
Willie has been married 4 times – Willie was previously married to Martha Matthews (1952-1962), Shirley Collie (1963-1971), and Connie Koepke (1971-1988). He is currently married to Annie D’Angelo since 1991.
Willie’s current marriage has lasted 30 years – Willie and Annie got married on Sept. 16, 1991, at Nashville’s St. Alouin Church. They have celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary on September 16, 2021. Annie D’Angelo was born on August 27, 1956, making her 65-years-old.
Willie and Annie met on a movie set – Annie met her future husband while she was working as a makeup artist on the set of the 1986 film Stagecoach. The movie also starred Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash.
Willie and Annie have 2 sons that are also musicians – Annie is the mother of two sons with Willie, Lukas Autrey (born December 25, 1988) and Jacob Micah (May 24, 1990). Both are also musicians.
Willie has 8 children – his eight children include: Lana Nelson, Susie Nelson, Willy Hugh, Jr, (called “Billy” passed away on Christmas Day in 1991), Paula Carlene Nelson, Amy Lee Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, and Renee Nelson (discovered in 2012 via a prior relationship with Mary Haney).