November 9, 1990

On this day in 1990, the IRS knocked on Willie Nelson’s door. Nelson owed $16 million in back taxes. His assets, including master tapes, clothing and gold records, were seized. Nelson did save his favorite guitar, Trigger, by having it sent to Maui before the feds arrived.

American country singer Willie Nelson takes a drag off a joint while relaxing at his home in Texas, 2000s. A large amount of marijuana is spread out on the table before him (Photo by  Liaison/Getty Images)

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