Celebrate Willie Nelson’s 80th Birthday With Willie Nelson’s Biggest Hit [VIDEO]
Back in the 1982, I wasn’t listening to country music. Well, let me correct that. I wasn’t listening to country radio. I was listening to pop and rock. But those stations were playing plenty of country music at the time–Eddie Rabbitt, Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, and, yes, Willie Nelson.
In 1982, what would become Willie’s best-selling solo single–”Always on My Mind”–was released to country AND pop radio. It spent two weeks at #1 on the country charts and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart.
An across-the-board smash if ever there was one.
In honor of Willie’s 80th birthday, the video of a live performance of that timeless classic is once again making its rounds on YouTube and VEVO.