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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 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 + 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 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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Nelson Gets Professorship Honour

13th June 2005

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is being honoured in Texas with a new medical professorship. The singer and his wife ANNIE have raised over $250,000 (GBP131,600) for a stem cell research program at the University...

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Charles' Revival Continues With New Duets Album

7th June 2005

Soul man RAY CHARLES isn't letting death get in the way of his music revival - he's re-releasing one of his acclaimed duets albums with additional tracks. Charles, who died last year (04) could...

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Country Stars To Wed

26th May 2005

Country music star GARTH BROOKS has proposed to singer TRISHA YEARWOOD on stage in front of 7,000 fans. The reclusive singer, 43, popped the question to his girlfriend after a statue of him was...

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Nelson And Simpson Re-make 'These Boots...'

19th May 2005

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is recording a duet version of NANCY SINATRA's hit THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING, with popstar JESSICA SIMPSON. The track will be for the first single from the soundtrack...

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Willie's Gas Gets Fuelled Up At New Garage

19th May 2005

WILLIE NELSON is celebrating after learning his environmentally friendly diesel is to be offered to motorists at a new Texas biodiesel station. The country superstar's B-20 Blend, which is 20 per cent Biodiesel and...

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Stars Bronzed At Owens' Country Music Mecca Restaurant

19th May 2005

HANK WILLIAMS, ELVIS PRESLEY and WILLIE NELSON are among the country music greats who will be honoured with bronze statues at BUCK OWENS' Crystal Palace restaurant in Bakersfield, California. The country great-turned-restaurateur and retired...

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Country Star Willie Goes Reggae

14th May 2005

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is set to stun fans this summer (05) by releasing an album of reggae tunes. The project, entitled COUNTRYMAN, features reggae-flavoured tracks penned by Nelson, as well as new versions...

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Highway Plans Honouring Nelson Abandoned

7th May 2005

LATEST: Plans to name a stretch of road after WILLIE NELSON have been abandoned, following a battle between rival Texas politicians. A state legislator had proposed naming a stretch of Texas Highway 130, part...

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Simpson Thrills Willie With Birthday Treat

3rd May 2005

Country legend WILLIE NELSON celebrated his 72nd birthday in style on Saturday (30APR05) when DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star JESSICA SIMPSON surprised him onstage with a tune. Nelson was performing to a sell-out crowd at...

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Willie Nelson Caught Up In Highway Battle

2nd May 2005

Country great WILLIE NELSON is in the middle of a highway controversy in Texas as rival councillors fight to honour the singer. One state legislator had proposed naming a stretch of Texas highway I30...

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Simpson And Lachey Return To Music

8th March 2005

NEWLYWEDS stars JESSICA SIMPSON and NICK LACHEY are both recording new albums after taking time out to make movies and star in the reality TV show. The IRRESISTIBLE singer has recently finished filming THE...

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Nelson Pulls Out Of Australian Tour

17th February 2005

Country icon WILLIE NELSON has cancelled his tour of Australia after being diagnosed with acute laryngitis. The STARDUST singer has been advised by doctors to avoid singing after contracting the throat problem associated with...

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Simpson 'Inspired' To Sing Country And Western

16th February 2005

Pop beauty JESSICA SIMPSON has been inspired by her big screen debut to embark on a country and western career. The reality TV star wants to team up with her DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star...

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Nelson Raises Hordes Of Cash At Tsunami Aid Concert

11th January 2005

LATEST: Country star WILLIE NELSON is elated after raising $75,000 (GBP39,473) for victims of the 26 December (04) tsunami tragedy during his charity show in Texas. Nelson and his fellow performers' show at the...

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Willie Nelson To Headline Charity Show For Asia

5th January 2005

Country great WILLIE NELSON has joined the celebrity effort to help the victims of the tsunami tragedy by agreeing to headline a benefit concert in Texas. Nelson will join PATTY GRIFFIN, JOE ELY, ALEJANDRO...

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Harrelson And Hannah Among Stars At Environmental Awards

22nd November 2004

WOODY HARRELSON and DARYL HANNAH were among the stars on hand at the 14th annual ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA AWARDS (EMA) on Wednesday(17NOV04) - where hemp use became the night's running joke. Presenter ANDY DICK got...

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Disgusted Cave Turns Down Gap Ad

2nd November 2004

NICK CAVE was so appalled when GAP approached him about starring in one of their TV advertisements, he fired off a letter to the clothing store expressing his distaste. The rocker refused to follow...

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Cash Tops Country List

2nd November 2004

Late music legend JOHNNY CASH has topped the ultimate poll of country men. The A BOY NAMED SUE singer beat legends like HANK WILLIAMS and GEORGE JONES to be crowned the Greatest Man of...

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Reynolds And Nelson Join Dukes Cash

15th October 2004

BURT REYNOLDS and WILLIE NELSON have joined the cast of the DUKES OF HAZZARD movie adaptation. Movie veteran Reynolds will play villainous BOSS HOGG in the film, while country singer Nelson will play kindly...

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Campbell Honoured For Keeping It Cowboy

4th October 2004

Country crooner GLEN CAMPBELL has finally got something to smile about after serving time for drink driving earlier this year (04) - he was honoured in Los Angeles on Friday night (01OCT04). The WICHITA...

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