Willie Nelson albums discography

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Willie Nelson discography
Releases
Studio albums 68
Live albums 10
Compilation albums 37
Soundtracks 2

The following is a detailed discography of all albums released by country music singer Willie Nelson. Nelson's discography includes sixty-eight studio albums, ten live albums, thirty-seven compilations, the soundtracks of The Electric Horseman and Honeysuckle Rose as well as twenty-seven collaborations.

His albums have been successful in many countries, especially New Zealand, Australia and some European countries. Nelson has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States alone.

Studio albums[edit]

1960s[edit]

Title Details Peak positions[1]
US Country
And Then I Wrote
Here's Willie Nelson
  • Release date: 1963
  • Label: Liberty Records
Country Willie – His Own Songs 14
Country Favorites-Willie Nelson Style
  • Release date: 1966
  • Label: RCA Records
9
Make Way for Willie Nelson
  • Release date: 1967
  • Label: RCA Records
7
"The Party's Over" and
Other Great Willie Nelson Songs
  • Release date: 1967
  • Label: RCA Records
9
Texas in My Soul
  • Release date: 1968
  • Label: RCA Records
Good Times
  • Release date: 1969
  • Label: RCA Records
29
My Own Peculiar Way
  • Release date: 1969
  • Label: RCA Records
39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
US Country US CAN Country CAN AUS
Both Sides Now
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: RCA Records
Laying My Burdens Down
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: RCA Records
Willie Nelson and Family
  • Release date: 1971
  • Label: RCA Records
43
Yesterday's Wine
  • Release date: 1971
  • Label: RCA Records
The Words Don't Fit the Picture
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: RCA Records
The Willie Way
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: RCA Records
34
Shotgun Willie 41 205
Phases and Stages
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: Atlantic Records
34 187
Red Headed Stranger 1 28 7 90 88
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
The Sound in Your Mind
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 48
  • US: Platinum
The Troublemaker
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 60
  • US: Gold
To Lefty from Willie
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: Columbia Records
2 91
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight 46
Stardust
  • Release date: 1978
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 30 1 28 5
  • AUS: 7× Platinum
  • US: 5× Platinum
  • NZ: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
Sings Kristofferson
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Columbia Records
5 42 1 64
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Pretty Paper 11 73 99
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
The Electric Horseman
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: CBS Records
3 52 3
  • US: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
US Country US CAN Country CAN AUS
Honeysuckle Rose
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 11 4 24 34
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • AUS: Gold
  • CAN: Gold
Family Bible
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Songbird Records
26
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 31 23 30
  • US: Platinum
  • AUS: Gold
Always on My Mind
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 2 20 60
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
Tougher Than Leather
  • Release date: 1983
  • Label: Columbia Records
4 39 48
Without a Song
  • Release date: 1983
  • Label: Columbia Records
3 54 2 35 85
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
City of New Orleans
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 69 24 62
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Angel Eyes
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Columbia Records
Me and Paul
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: S&P Records
3 152
Partners
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: Columbia Records
13
The Promiseland
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: Columbia Records
1
Island in the Sea
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Columbia Records
14
What a Wonderful World
  • Release date: September 20, 1988
  • Label: Columbia Records
6 70
  • NZ: Gold
A Horse Called Music
  • Release date: July 12, 1989
  • Label: Columbia Records
2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
US Country US CAN Country AUS NOR SWE
Born for Trouble
  • Release date: September 24, 1990
  • Label: Columbia Records
31
Any Old Arms Won't Do
  • Release date: October 6, 1992
  • Label: Sound Solutions
The IRS Tapes:
Who'll Buy My Memories?
  • Release date: December 8, 1992
  • Label: Sony
Across the Borderline
  • Release date: March 23, 1993
  • Label: Columbia Records
15 75 5 4
Moonlight Becomes You
  • Release date: February 15, 1994
  • Label: Justice Records
37 188 14 20
Healing Hands of Time 17 103 15
Six Hours at Pedernales
Just One Love
Spirit 20 132 4 17
How Great Thou Art
  • Release date: July 9, 1996
  • Label: Fine Arts Records
Teatro
  • Release date: September 1, 1998
  • Label: Island Records
17 104 15 58
Night and Day
  • Release date: July 13, 1999
  • Label: Free Falls Entertainment
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1]
US Country US NOR SWE
Tales Out of Luck
(Me and the Drummer)
  • Release date: June 6, 2000
  • Label: Luck Records
Milk Cow Blues[A]
  • Release date: September 19, 2000
  • Label: Island Records
83
Rainbow Connection
  • Release date: June 12, 2001
  • Label: Island Records
52
The Great Divide 5 43 23
Nacogdoches
  • Release date: April 29, 2004
  • Label: Texas Roadhouse
It Always Will Be
  • Release date: October 26, 2004
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
12 75
Countryman
  • Release date: August 2, 2005
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
6 46
You Don't Know Me:
The Songs of Cindy Walker
  • Release date: March 16, 2006
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
24 114
Songbird
  • Release date: October 31, 2006
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
19 87 34 46
Moment of Forever
  • Release date: January 29, 2008
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
8 56
American Classic[B] 14 43 16
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2010s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1]
US Country US CAN DEN SWE
Country Music 4 20 41
Remember Me, Vol. 1 40
Heroes 4 18 26 51
Let's Face the Music and Dance
  • Release date: April 16, 2013
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
16 49
To All the Girls...
  • Release date: October 15, 2013
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
2 9 21
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions[1]
Certifications[2][3]
US Country US
Country Music Concert
  • Release date: 1966
  • Label: RCA Records
32
Willie Nelson Live
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: RCA Records
5
Willie and Family Live[C]
  • Release date: November 1978
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 32
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
All of Me – Live in Concert
  • Release date: October 15, 2002
  • Label: BCI Music
Willie Nelson & Friends -
Stars & Guitars
  • Release date: November 5, 2002
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
18 133
Live and Kickin'
  • Release date: June 24, 2003
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
4 42
Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Release date: May 4, 2004
  • Label: Smith Music Group
27 168
Outlaws and Angels
  • Release date: September 21, 2004
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
10 69
Songs for Tsunami Relief:
Austin to South Asia
  • Release date: April 12, 2005
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
57
Here We Go Again: Celebrating
the Genius of Ray Charles

(with Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones)
  • Release date: March 29, 2011
  • Label: Blue Note Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

1970s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions[1]
US Country US
Columbus Stockade Blues
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: RCA Records
Country Winners
  • Release date: 1973
  • Label: Pair Records
The Best Of
  • Release date: 1973
  • Label: Liberty Records
Spotlight on Willie Nelson
Country Willie
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: United Artists Records
What Can You Do to Me Now
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: RCA Records
5 196
The Longhorn Jamboree Presents:
Willie Nelson & His Friends
41
Willie – Before His Time
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: RCA Records
3 78
Face of a Fighter
  • Release date: 1978
  • Label: Lone Star Records
42
Sweet Memories
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: RCA Records
6 154
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
US Country US AUS NZ
Always
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Sony
4 7
  • AUS: Platinum
  • NZ: Platinum
His Very Best
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Time Music
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be)
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 27
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
Minstrel Man
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: RCA Records
39 148
Everybody's Talkin'
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: JB
25
  • AUS: Gold
The Best of Willie Nelson
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Capitol Records
62 201
20 of the Best
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: RCA Records
Collectors Series
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: RCA Records
62
Half Nelson
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Columbia Records
10 178
  • US: Platinum
Love Songs
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: EMD International
22
  • AUS: Gold
Collection
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: CBS Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
US Country US CAN Country
Yours Always
Super Hits 34 98 6
  • US: 2× Platinum
Super Hits, Volume 2
  • Release date: September 5, 1995
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
Revolutions of Time...
The Journey 1975/1993
  • Release date: November 14, 1995
  • Label: Columbia Records
Willie Standard Time
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Sony
16 Biggest Hits
  • Release date: July 14, 1998
  • Label: Columbia Records
29
  • US: Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
US Country US AUS DEN NZ UK
Good Ol' Country Singin'
  • Release date: September 19, 2000
  • Label: RCA Camden
All the Songs I've Loved Before:
40 Unforgettable Songs
  • Release date: July 6, 2001
  • Label: Columbia Records
8 4
  • AUS: Gold
  • NZ: Platinum
  • SWE: Gold
Crazy: The Demo Sessions 32
The Essential Willie Nelson
  • Release date: April 1, 2003
  • Label: Sony BMG
24 179
  • US: Gold
Songs
  • Release date: February 15, 2005
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
13 64
The Complete Atlantic Sessions 80
16 Biggest Hits, Volume II
  • Release date: August 7, 2007
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
One Hell of a Ride
  • Release date: April 1, 2008
  • Label: Columbia Records
46
Playlist: The Very Best
of Willie Nelson
  • Release date: April 29, 2008
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
61
Legend: The Best of Willie Nelson
  • Release date: May 5, 2008
  • Label: RCA Records
49 3 3 16
  • NZ: Gold
Naked Willie
  • Release date: March 17, 2009
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
29 193
Lost Highway
  • Release date: August 11, 2009
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
29 173
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2010s[edit]

Title Details Peak positions[1]
US Country
The Classic Christmas Album
  • Release date: October 2, 2012
  • Label: Columbia Records
27
Country: Willie Nelson
  • Release date: November 27, 2012
  • Label: Sony
63

Collaborations[edit]

1970s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
US Country US CAN Country CAN NZ
Wanted! The Outlaws
(with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter
and Tompall Glaser)
  • Release date: January 12, 1976
  • Label: RCA Records
1 10 59
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
Waylon & Willie
(with Waylon Jennings)
  • Release date: January 1978
  • Label: RCA Records
1 12 7 11
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
One for the Road
(with Leon Russell)
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Columbia Records
3 25 1 28 11
  • US: Gold
  • CAN: Gold
  • NZ: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[1] Certifications[2][3]
US Country US CAN Country
Willie Nelson and Danny Davis
& The Nashville Brass

(with Danny Davis)
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: RCA Records
14
San Antonio Rose
(with Ray Price)
  • Release date: May 1980
  • Label: Columbia Records
3 70 1
  • US: Gold
WWII
(with Waylon Jennings)
  • Release date: October 1982
  • Label: RCA Records
3 57
  • US: Gold
Old Friends
(with Roger Miller)
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Columbia Records
In the Jailhouse Now
(with Webb Pierce)
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: Columbia Records
The Winning Hand
(with Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton
and Brenda Lee)
4 109
Pancho & Lefty
(with Merle Haggard)
1 37
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Take It to the Limit
(with Waylon Jennings)
  • Release date: April 1983
  • Label: Columbia Records
3 60
  • US: Gold
Music from Songwriter
(with Kris Kristofferson)
  • Release date: October 1984
  • Label: Columbia Records
21 152
Funny How Time Slips Away
(with Faron Young)
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Columbia Records
Brand on My Heart
(with Hank Snow)
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Columbia Records
Walking the Line
(with George Jones and Merle Haggard)
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Epic Records
39
Seashores of Old Mexico
(with Merle Haggard)
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Epic Records
31
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions[1]
US Country US
Clean Shirt
(with Waylon Jennings)
  • Release date: July 2, 1991
  • Label: Epic Records
29 193
Augusta
(with Don Cherry)
  • Release date: December 12, 1995
  • Label: Sundown Records
Hill Country Christmas
(with Bobbie Nelson)
  • Release date: October 14, 1997
  • Label: Finer Arts
60
VH1 Storytellers:
Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson

(with Johnny Cash)
25 56
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Country US NZ
The Eyes of Texas
(with Don Cherry)
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Wildflower
Run That By Me One More Time
(with Ray Price)
  • Release date: July 1, 2003
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
62
It's Magic
(with Don Cherry)
  • Release date: October 9, 2007
  • Label: Diamonddisc Records
Last of the Breed
(with Merle Haggard and Ray Price)
  • Release date: March 20, 2007
  • Label: Lost Highway Records
7 64
Two Men with the Blues
(with Wynton Marsalis)
  • Release date: July 8, 2008
  • Label: Blue Note Records
20 13
Willie and the Wheel
(with Asleep at the Wheel)
  • Release date: February 3, 2009
  • Label: Bismeaux Records
13 90
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2010s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions[1]
US Country NO
Heroes
(with Lotta Engberg)[4]
  • Release date: 2012
  • Label: As Is
34
Every Song Tells a Story
(with Johnny Cash)
  • Release date: February 26, 2013
  • Label: Sony
54
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1996 "The Warmth of the Sun" (with The Beach Boys) Stars and Stripes Vol. 1
"Give Me Back My Job" (with Carl Perkins, Bono, Johnny Cash & Tom Petty)
Go Cat Go[5]
"Matchbox" and "Wild Texas Wind" (with Carl Perkins)
2011 "Superman" (with Snoop Dogg) Doggumentary

DVDs and Videos[edit]

Title Details Certifications[2][3]
Outlaws and Angels
  • Release date: October 19, 2004
  • Label: Eagle Vision
Live from Austin, TX
  • US: Gold

Notes[edit]

  • A^ Milk Cow Blues peaked at number 9 on the RPM Country Albums chart.
  • B^ American Classic peaked at number 19 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[6]
  • C^ Willie and Family Live peaked at number 1 on the RPM Country Albums chart and number 35 on the RPM Top Albums chart.

References[edit]

7. Johnson, Thomas S. "Willie Nelson: A Discographic Listing." Monograph. Four Editions. Willie Nelson Fan Club, 1981-1985.