When Exactly Are We Supposed to Celebrate Willie Nelson’s Birthday?
This Friday, April 29, 2022, marks Willie Nelson's 89 birthday. Then again, Saturday, April 30th, 2022, is Willie Nelson's birthday? Depending on the source it could be either day. When exactly are we supposed to celebrate?
It's safe to say the legend wasn't born twice. The debate has raged on for years. Which one of these dates marks the anniversary of Willie's birth.
Many of Us Thought April 30 Was Willie Nelson's Birthday
I always took great pride in the fact I shared a birthday with Willie Nelson. In the last few years, though, the date of his birthday continually shifted between April 29 and April 30.
Let's check the sources:
Famousbirthdays.com - April 29
wikipedia.com - April 29
Bornglorious.com - April 30
Celebirthdays.com - April 29
History.com - April 30
Okay, that's a mess. Nothing has been solved thus far. So, with that, for a number of years I asked you what day we should celebrate Willie's birthday. I took it to a poll, and here's what you had to say:
Life According to Willie
Fortunately for us, Willie Nelson has addressed the issue. According to KOKE FM, Willie explained to SiriusXM he was actually born on April 29, 1933. Why the discrepancy? The county courthouse in Abbot, Texas didn't record his birth until the next morning.
How does Willie feel about this? It seems neither Willie nor his family was too concerned about the matter. Rather than stressing, they just celebrate his birthday on April 29 and 30.
I'm Still Going to Celebrate On April 30
Well, darn it. It seems April 29 may have to be recognized as the "official" date. Regardless, I'm still going to celebrate on April 30.
How's Willie going to celebrate in 2022? I think we all know how Willie is going to celebrate. In addition to that, though, Willie is welcoming an all-star list of performers to his Texas ranch for a very special performance this May. To Willie: A Birthday Celebration will be hosted by Bruce Robison on May 1, 2022. According to The Boot, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen, and Vincent Neil Emerson were confirmed as performers.