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

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93 26
Stardust is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Stardust 1978

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57 18
Phases and Stages is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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67 25
Shotgun Willie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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49 14
Always on My Mind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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50 16
Teatro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Teatro 1998

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45 15
Across the Borderline is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

8
23 3
Sings Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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41 14
Spirit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Spirit 1996

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Waylon & Willie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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

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27 9
The Great Divide is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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

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Born for Trouble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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18 5
A Horse Called Music is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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American Classic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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16 4
Somewhere Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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18 6
Milk Cow Blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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24 12
Me & Paul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Me & Paul 1985

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21 10
To Lefty From Willie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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23 13
The Sound in Your Mind is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Heroes 2012

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What a Wonderful World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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20 11
Wanted! The Outlaws (1976-1996... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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11 3
Angel Eyes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Angel Eyes

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13 5
Healing Hands of Time is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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19 11
It Always Will Be is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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12 5
Moonlight Becomes You is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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20 13
Songbird is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Songbird 2006

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9 3
Partners is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Partners 1986

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16 10
Tougher Than Leather is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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13 8
The Troublemaker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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10 5
Night and Day is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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15 10
The Best of Willie Nelson: Fun... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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16 12
San Antonio Rose is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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16 12
To All the Girls... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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11 7
Just One Love is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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8 4
Without a Song is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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8 4
Island in the Sea is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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15 12
Country Music is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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12 10
Country Willie - His Own Songs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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11 9
Good Times is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Good Times 1969

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9 7
Picture in a Frame is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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12 11
The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My M... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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9 8
Moment of Forever is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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8 7
Honeysuckle Rose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time
Honeysuckle Rose 1934

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10 10
Georgia on My Mind is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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10 10
Family Bible is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time

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9 9
The Promiseland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Albums of All Time