6. The Time He Wrote A Patsy Cline Classic

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Before Willie made it big as a singer, he was a pretty accomplished songwriter.

Not many people know this, but Nelson actually wrote Patsy Cline’s classic hit “Crazy”, which peaked at No. 2 in 1962.

Nelson originally wrote the song for Billy Walker, but turned it down because he thought it was a “girl’s song”.  The song’s success helped launch Nelson’s career as a performer as well as a songwriter. 

Listen to Nelson’s version below!

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