Growing up, I was always told I shared a birthday with Willie Nelson. Of course, the story is more complicated than that. He was born very close to midnight, and while it was on the 29th side of the clock, the Dr. recorded Willie’s birthday as being the 30th.
Growing up, I dint know this. But according to this story, Willie also didn’t know. When I was a kid, he thought it was the 30th. So that’s probably why I grew up thinking it was the same as me. As I have learned, at some point when I was in High School is when Willie found out the truth. But with all the various evidence sort of muddying the truth, and all of this happening before the Internet, it is a wonder the story was confusing until 2018, when he and his family finally set the record straight for the public.
I still love Willie, even if we aren’t b-day twins like I thought. He’s still amazing.