Latest Willie Nelson News



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24th July 2014

Willie Nelson's annual Farm Aid benefit concert will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina in September (14) and feature stars including Jack White, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. The event takes place on...

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5th July 2014

"Before we walk on stage here in the great state of Texas, want to say thank you to all our troops for sacrificing and fighting for us." Country star Dierks Bentley pays tribute to U.S....

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Johnny Depp Joins Willie Nelson For Boston Gig

18th June 2014

Johnny Depp became a member of Willie Nelson's Family Band on Tuesday night (17Jun14) when he joined the country music stalwart for a show in Boston, Massachusetts.The movie star, who is currently filming Whitey Bulger...

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Willie Nelson's Ranch Hit By Storm Winds

17th June 2014

Country star Willie Nelson's Texas ranch has been partially destroyed by fierce winds.The singer/songwriter's home in Luck, just outside Austin, was hit by tornadoes. A message on Nelson's Facebook page reads: "Our beautiful Luck...

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14th May 2014

Country singer Willie Nelson is set to donate personal belongings, including posters, platinum records, signed books, screenplays, letters and photographs, to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas

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Jimmy Page Receives Honorary Doctorate

12th May 2014

Jimmy Page has received an honorary doctorate at Boston's Berklee College of Music.The Led Zeppelin guitarist addressed the audience at the 7,000-capacity Agganis Arena on Friday (09.05.14) and wished fellow students good luck for...

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Eric Clapton Honouring Late Pal J.j. Cale With New Tribute Album

1st May 2014

Rocker Eric Clapton has recruited pals Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and John Mayer for tracks on a new tribute album to honour late singer/songwriter J.J. Cale.The Wonderful Tonight hitmaker has arranged for an all-star line-up...

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Alison Krauss Axes Concerts Over Health Issue

30th April 2014

Country star Alison Krauss has axed seven shows on her joint tour with Willie Nelson to receive treatment for an "urgent" health issue.The singer/songwriter has postponed fives dates on the trek and cancelled two more...

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Willie Nelson: How Many 81 Years Olds Do You Know With A Black Belt?

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th April 2014

Willie Nelson’s remarkable life notched up another typically astounding anecdote recently as the country music legend picked up his fifth degree and a black belt in the martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and...

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Willie Nelson Celebrates Birthday Early With Black Belt Achievement

29th April 2014

Country music icon Willie Nelson has been given double the reason to celebrate his birthday this week (begs28Apr14) after receiving a fifth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul.The veteran...

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Matthew Mcconaughey Inducts Willie Nelson To Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame

27th April 2014

Hollywood actor Matthew Mcconaughey honoured his idol Willie Nelson by inducting the country music star to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in Texas on Saturday night (26Apr14).The Oscar winner was on hand to...

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Willie Nelson's Daughter Charged Over Drug Arrest

22nd April 2014

Country legend Willie Nelson's daughter has been charged with marijuana possession.Singer Paula Nelson, 44, was arrested on Sunday (20Apr14) after officers conducting a routine traffic stop in Menard, Texas allegedly found drugs in her car....

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16th April 2014

Willie Nelson will pick up a fifth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul two days before his 81st birthday. The grizzled country legend will pick up his latest accolade...

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Willie Nelson To Perform In Support Of Texas Gubernatorial Candidate

11th April 2014

Country legend Willie Nelson has thrown his support behind Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis by agreeing to perform at her campaign fundraiser event later this month (Apr14).Davis, who is running against Texas Attorney General Greg...

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Willie Nelson's Stolen Armadillo And 5 Other Famous Victims Of Theft

By Stephanie Chase | 8th April 2014

Willie Nelson suffered a fright this week when his stuffed Armadillo, Ol’Dillo was stolen after a Las Vegas concert. Luckily for the country legend, his toy mascot was returned to him on Tuesday morning by...

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Willie Nelson's Stuffed Armadillo, Ol'dillo, Returned After Kidnapping

By Elinor Cosgrave | 3rd April 2014

Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo has been returned after it was taken from a concert in Las Vegas.Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo disappeared from a concert in Las Vegas.The 80-year-old country singer allegedly has the stuffed armadillo...

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Willie Nelson's Stolen Armadillo Returned

3rd April 2014

Country music veteran Willie Nelson has been reunited with his stuffed armadillo mascot after it went missing following a concert in Las Vegas on Monday (31Mar14).The Always on my Mind hitmaker's crew members realised the...

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Willie Nelson Among Inaugural Inductees To Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame

1st April 2014

Willie Nelson and late blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble will be the inaugural inductees into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in Texas.Organisers of the Tv concert series have...

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Willie Nelson Records Video For Environmental Initiative

27th March 2014

Singer Willie Nelson has thrown his support behind an initiative to fight a coal mining practice, which involves blowing up mountaintops, by recording a rendition of America The Beautiful for a public service announcement.The On...

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Vera Lynn And More Of The Oldest Music Makers

By Stephanie Chase | 20th March 2014

At 97, Vera Lynn is set to become the oldest artist to release an album, when her new work ‘Vera Lynn: National Treasure - the Ultimate Collection’, is released. While Vera might be the oldest...

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Kris Kristofferson Refusing To Let Memory Loss Get In The Way Of Recording Plans

12th February 2014

Country music legend Kris Kristofferson is refusing to let his deteriorating memory loss wreck his plans to reunite with Willie Nelson in the studio, insisting his woes aren't as bad as they may seem.The 77...

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Paul Mccartney & Ringo Starr Confirmed For Grammy Awards Performance. Does This Spell A Beatles Showcase?

By Joe Wilde | 15th January 2014

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to perform at this years 56th Grammy Awards, with their inclusion to the Grammys set list being announced this week by the music awards showcase. Although the organisers...

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Ray Price Tells Fans, "I'll See You Again One Day," And Dies Aged 87

By Michael West | 17th December 2013

Ray Price, one of the best loved country singers of all time, has died aged 87 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The singer entered hospice care on Thursday, leaving a message for fans that...

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Willie Nelson Puts Golf Club Up For Sale

10th December 2013

Country music legend Willie Nelson has put his Pedernales Golf Club and estate in Texas up for sale.The Spicewood plot, which also features a country club and recording studio, is on the market for just...

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Willie Nelson Cancels Seaworld Show

6th December 2013

Country music legend Willie Nelson has cancelled an upcoming concert at Florida's SeaWorld attraction following criticism from animal rights activists.Nelson was due to perform at the Orlando sea park next year (14) as part of...

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Willie Nelson's Bandmates Injured In Bus Crash

24th November 2013

Members of country legend Willie Nelson's band have been injured in a crash.A tour bus transporting the musicians through Texas spun out of control in a storm just before dawn on Saturday (23Nov13). Nelson...

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Willie Nelson Writing Memoir At 80

30th October 2013

Country superstar Willie Nelson is putting pen to paper to write a new memoir.The Whiskey River hitmaker, 80, has promised to deliver "the unvarnished, complete and tremendous story" of his life in the as-yet-untitled book,...

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Willy Nelson To Publish "Unvarnished, Complete, And Tremendous" Autobiography In 2015

By Lauren James | 30th October 2013

US singer songwriter Willie Nelson has snapped up a book deal that will allow him to get his autobiography published, reports USA Today. Published by Little, Brown in 2015, the memoir will apparently be and...

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Willie Nelson To Play Festival Date After Cancellation

27th September 2013

Country music legend Willie Nelson has rejoined the bill of an upcoming music festival in Nashville, Tennessee after previously axing the date due to a shoulder injury.The veteran singer cancelled three shows, in Indiana, Michigan...

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Willie Nelson Cancels Show Due To Shoulder Injury

26th September 2013

Country legend Willie Nelson has been forced to pull out of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday (28Sep13) due to a shoulder injury.The On the Road Again hitmaker will...

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