Saturday is Willie Nelson’s 78th birthday. The singer has been making music and touring for 55 years now and is amazingly still going strong. But does Willie ever think about retiring? “Oh occasionally, when you’re out for six months and haven’t had a break and you’re looking at the calendar and there’s not one there for a while and you start thinking, ‘Well maybe when this one’s over I’ll consider it.’  But I never have done it.  Usually I’m off a few days and I’m ready to go back.”

Willie will be spending his birthday performing in Austin, Texas. Get all his dates at

By the way... Willie wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band when he was nine.