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Albums The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time  

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When you think of country music, you can't help but think of one of the greatest outlaw country singers of all time: Willie Nelson. Throughout his decades-long career, Nelson released a long list of great albums. Here, you'll find a list of the best Willie Nelson albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Willie Nelson discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Willie Nelson albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Willie Nelson singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Willie Nelson album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Willie Nelson album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Willie Nelson album of all time?" or "What are the top Willie Nelson albums?" then this list will answer your questions. List ranges from Heroes to Red Headed Stranger, plus much more.

This list of popular Willie Nelson albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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138 27
Red Headed Stranger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

2
95 28
Stardust is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
1978

3
60 19
Phases and Stages is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

4
68 26
Shotgun Willie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

5
50 16
Always on My Mind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

6
51 17
Teatro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
1998

7
46 17
Waylon & Willie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

8
43 16
Spirit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
1996

9
45 18
Across the Borderline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

10
23 6
Sings Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

11
18 4
City of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

12
27 12
The Great Divide is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

13
29 15
Yesterday's Wine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

14
25 13
Me & Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
1985

15
15 4
American Classic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

16
16 5
Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

17
17 6
Born for Trouble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

18
18 7
A Horse Called Music is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

19
18 7
Milk Cow Blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

20
21 10
Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

21
22 12
Wanted! The Outlaws (1976-1996... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

22
21 12
To Lefty From Willie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

23
14 6
What a Wonderful World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

24
23 15
The Sound in Your Mind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

25
29 21
Heroes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
2012

26
11 5
Angel Eyes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Angel Eyes

27
13 7
Healing Hands of Time is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

28
19 13
It Always Will Be is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

29
20 14
Songbird is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
2006

30
17 12
Tougher Than Leather is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

31
9 4
Partners is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
1986

32
12 7
Moonlight Becomes You is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

33
17 13
San Antonio Rose is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

34
12 8
Just One Love is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

35
16 13
To All the Girls... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

36
15 12
The Best of Willie Nelson: Fun... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

37
13 10
The Troublemaker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

38
12 9
Good Times is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
1969

39
10 7
Night and Day is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

40
8 6
Island in the Sea is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

41
8 6
Without a Song is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

42
15 14
Country Music is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

43
13 12
The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My M... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

44
12 12
Country Willie - His Own Songs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

45
9 9
Moment of Forever is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

46
9 9
Picture in a Frame is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

47
8 8
Old Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

48
8 8
Honeysuckle Rose is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Honeysuckle Rose 1934

49
7 7
Old Friends is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

50
6 6
In the Jailhouse Now (feat. Wi... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time