Willie Nelson Reveals His Secret To Regularly Performing At 85 Years Old

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Artists and bands hope to have a career as long and as prosperous as Willie Nelson’s. At 85 years old, Nelson is still performing to this day and many wonder how he does it. Nelson recently opened up in an interview with AARP The Magazine about what keeps him on the road at his age.

Willie Nelson officially has his 67th studio album under his belt and plans to keep on performing regularly. How does he do it? He says, “You’ve gotta want it. And when you get it you got to still want it.”

Great night at Bridge School Benefit in Mt View, CA Thank you to everyone who made it possible.

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Willie Nelson was only 6 years old when he learned how to play his first guitar. It was all uphill from there as he credited the positive thinking he did to get to where he is.

Getting ready for Grammy rehearsal

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“A negative thought will kill you. So if you’re even thinking negative you’ve got to change that first,” Nelson said in the interview. Nelson also states that in the midst of his positive thinking, he was too stubborn to listen to anybody else.

He claims that it was his headstrong personality and following his gut instinct that got him to where he is today. He trusted himself even when others thought he was making the wrong decision.

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Willie Nelson reveals that his headstrong demeanor has not changed much. It’s been a part of his strong personality for decades and it continues to lead him in the right direction.

Last night: Willie signs guitars for charity before last night's  concert in Dothan, Alabama.

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“I don’t do what I don’t want to do, but if I want to do it, get out of the goddamn way because I’m going to do it! And I suggest everyone have an attitude similar,” Nelson says humorously. We definitely can’t disagree with his positive, go-getter attitude!

Congrats to Willie, he received the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song today! #Repost @connorkris ・・・ Pretty cool to be this close to a legend. Honoree Willie Nelson checks out artifacts after attending the 2015 Gershwin Prize Luncheon where he was honored with a certificate and an American flag in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. @gershwinawards #gershwin #libraryofcongress #music #celebrity #congress #musiclegend @gettyimages @gettyentertainment

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Check out Willie Nelson’s upcoming tour dates on his website.

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