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Beyonce Still On Top In The Us

23rd February 2006

BEYONCE KNOWLES is refusing to budge at the top of the US singles chart, scoring a fifth successive week at number one with her PINK PANTHER theme CHECK ON IT. British sensation JAMES BLUNT's...

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Nelson Entertains Injured Troops

20th February 2006

WILLIE NELSON paid tribute to soldiers injured in Iraq during a free gig he performed for patients at an army hospital in Texas on Friday (17FEB06). The country star warmed up for a concert...

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Nelson Records Gay Cowboy Tune

15th February 2006

Country legend WILLIE NELSON was left so inspired by Oscar movie favourite BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, he's recorded a new song about gay cowboys. The grizzled singer contributed a version of BOB DYLAN's HE WAS A...

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Nelson Shares His Deepest Thoughts In New Book

25th January 2006

Country icon WILLIE NELSON is to share his deepest thoughts about life, love and the environment in a new book, based on ancient Chinese philosophy. Nelson has penned THE TAO OF WILLIE: A GUIDE...

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Jones Records Nelson + Kristofferson Tribute

18th January 2006

Jazz star NORAH JONES is serving up a tribute to her heroes WILLIE NELSON and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON with a new album from her side project THE LITTLE WILLIES. Jones' tribute group formed in 2003...

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Cohen Set For Hall Of Fame Honour

6th January 2006

Legendary torch singer LEONARD COHEN is to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame next month (FEB05). Pals like WILLIE NELSON, kd lang and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will pay tribute to the SUZANNE...

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Simpson To Star At People's Choice Awards

6th January 2006

Blonde bombshell JESSICA SIMPSON will open the 32nd annual People's Choice Awards next week (10JAN06). THE DUKES OF HAZZARD star will launch the glitzy ceremony in spectacular style with a special singing performance....

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Guthrie Performs For New Orleans Musicians

17th December 2005

Folk star ARLO GUTHRIE is performing two concerts in New Orleans to raise money for musicians left impoverished by Hurricane Katrina. The singer has been playing in cities en route to the Louisiana city...

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Brooks, Elton, Dolly + Gretchen Make New York Cmas Magical

16th November 2005

GARTH BROOKS brought New York's Times Square to a standstill last night (15NOV05) when he staged a live comeback outside the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) Awards. The retired country star performed new single...

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John And Parton To Team Up For Country Music Awards

1st November 2005

SIR ELTON JOHN and DOLLY PARTON will duet for the first time at the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) in New York City. The veteran couple will perform John's new single TURN THE LIGHTS...

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Willie Nelson Opens Ranch For Political Fundraiser

1st November 2005

Country star WILLIE NELSON opened his Texas ranch and private golf course to the public on Sunday (30OCT05) to raise funds for his friend KINKY FRIEDMAN's political campaign. DUKES OF HAZZARD star Nelson raised...

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Keith Launches Film Career

26th October 2005

Country singer TOBY KEITH is working on ANGEL OF MONTGOMERY, his first foray into movie acting. Keith signed a multi-movie deal with Paramount Studios following the success of his hit video BEER FOR MY...

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Simon And Bon Jovi A Bonus For Country Celebration

25th October 2005

PAUL SIMON and BON JOVI will be adding a rocky edge to the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in New York City next month (NOV05) by performing with country's biggest names. Simon will perform...

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Willie Fights For Better Roads

21st October 2005

WILLIE NELSON is urging wannabe Texas governor KINKY FRIEDMAN to fix the state's freeways because the country legend fears they've become the worst in America. Nelson used to think Texas roads were the best...

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Nelson Thanks Wife For Biodiesel Idea

21st October 2005

Country star WILLIE NELSON has his wife to thank for getting him involved in biodiesel fuel after she quizzed him about cars that run on vegetable oil. The singer/songwriter has become an unlikely alternative...

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Hurricane Forces Country Relief Show Postponement

22nd September 2005

The planned Country Music Television (CMT) benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina has been postponed - because of Hurricane Rita's imminent arrival on US shores. The One Country show was due to take place...

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Farm Aid Raises Cash For Hurricane Victims

20th September 2005

The 20th annual Farm Aid concert on Saturday (17SEP05) raised over $1 million (GBP555,500) for the rural victims of Hurricane Katrina. Farm Aid's president, WILLIE NELSON and fellow founding members NEIL YOUNG and JOHN...

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Country Stars Line Up For Benefit Show In Homeless Shelter

14th September 2005

Newlywed KENNY CHESNEY, WILLIE NELSON and ZZ TOP are among the acts who'll headline a country-flavoured Hurricane Katrina relief concert at Houston, Texas' Reliant Stadium on 1 October (05). The acts will join country...

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Paisley + Womack Lead Country Award Nominations

8th September 2005

Country stars BRAD PAISLEY and LEE ANN WOMACK were celebrating yesterday (07SEP05) after landing six nominations each for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Paisley's ALCOHOL hit landed him with nods in the...

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Nelson Comes To The Aid Of Farmers

7th September 2005

WILLIE NELSON's Farm Aid charity is coming to the aid of landowners hit hard by Hurricane Katrina by offering emergency assistance. The organisation has activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund to encourage donations to...

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The Things They Say 113

30th August 2005

"They're watching me. I'm like the canary in the coal mine - as long as I can remember my songs and do a good show, they say, 'Well, it may not be affecting him that...

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Willie Nelson To Open His Own Theatre

30th August 2005

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is set to open his very own concert venue in Dallas, Texas. Willie's Place will open its doors next month (SEP05) at Carl's Corner Truck Stop - the flagship filling...

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Toby Keith Heads For The Movies Thanks To Video Hit

28th August 2005

Country star TOBY KEITH is heading for the movies after signing on to make a film based on his hit video BEER FOR MY HORSES. The project will be the first of many for...

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Nelson + Simpson Take Dukes On The Road

21st July 2005

JESSICA SIMPSON will follow up her visit to US air force bases overseas by giving troops a sneak preview of her new movie DUKES OF HAZZARD. The pop star-turned-actress will team up with co-star...

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Nelson To Share His Wisdom In New Book

21st July 2005

Country star WILLIE NELSON is planning to share his wisdom by writing a new book about his life and spiritual happiness. The veteran musician, 72, plans to reveal his secrets of success in THE...

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Nelson Treads Carefully With Reggae Album Cover

13th July 2005

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has removed images of marijuana leaves from select copies of his new reggae album COUNTRYMAN to avoid a ban. With green cannabis leaves on a red and yellow background, the...

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Ringo Moves To Monte Carlo To Avoid Tax Laws

30th June 2005

Former BEATLE RINGO STARR has set up a permanent home in Monte Carlo so he can avoid tax laws in Britain and Los Angeles. The rocker still has homes in England and California but...

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Crow Gets Acoustic On New Covers Album

29th June 2005

Rocker SHERYL CROW is getting acoustic for a new covers album she's recording specifically for coffee shop chain Starbucks. The singer is recording new versions of her favourite tunes by the likes of ARETHA...

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Nelson's Drink And Drug Balancing Act

17th June 2005

WILLIE NELSON refuses to give up smoking cannabis, because it is the only thing which prevents him lapsing into an alcohol-induced depression. The 72-year-old country star had to cut down on his whiskey drinking...

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Stem Cell Job Named For Willie Nelson

17th June 2005

WILLIE NELSON and his wife ANNIE's names have popped up in an unexpected forum - stem cell research. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is planning to announce the Annie and...

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