Friday, January 29, 2010

Shirley Collie Nelson, R. I. P.

Shirley Collie Nelson, Former Wife of Willie Nelson, Dies at 78 - The Boot: "Shirley Collie Nelson, country singer and second wife of the legendary Willie Nelson, passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 27) at the age of 78, CMT reports.

Shirley made a name for herself on television before she hit country radio, as she appeared on ABC's 'Ozark Jubilee' -- a country music variety show -- in the late '50s. She released three singles on Liberty Records in the early '60s, including a duet with Willie called 'Wilingly,' which marked her future husband's debut on the Billboard country charts and her only appearance on the Top Ten."

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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