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Johnny Cash Memorial Details Announced

10th October 2003

LATEST: A public memorial service for legend JOHNNY CASH in Nashville, Tennessee will feature a galaxy of music stars. WILLIE NELSON, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, SHERYL CROW, STEVE EARLE and Cash's daughter ROSANNE have all confirmed...

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Matchbox Twenty Hope For Appearance From Santana On Tour

1st October 2003

MATCHBOX TWENTY frontman ROB THOMAS is hoping to secure an appearance from CARLOS SANTANA when his band's current tour hits America's West Coast in November (03). The rockers are on the final North American...

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Willie Gets Political For Pal Dennis

1st August 2003

Country star WILLIE NELSON is backing Democratic presidential hopeful DENNIS KUCINICH (corr) by taking his personal campaign to the radio. Nelson has recorded a rare radio ad for the Iowa politician, in which he...

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Willie Nelson Gets Political

31st July 2003

Country singer WILLIE NELSON is taking his political views to American radio this week (ends1AUG03). Nelson is an avid supporter of Democratic presidential hopeful DENNIS KUCINICH - and he plans to make it known...

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Madonna Signs To Promote Gap

9th June 2003

Pop superstar MADONNA has agreed a deal to become the new face of clothing giants THE GAP. The MATERIAL GIRL will join rapper MISSY ELLIOTT in a series of TV commercials for the American...

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Stand By Your Man Named Best Country Song

5th June 2003

Late singer TAMMY WYNETTE's hit STAND BY YOUR MAN has been voted the top song in country music history. The list of the 100 top country songs was compiled by American cable network COUNTRY...

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Willie Nelson To Make Musical

23rd May 2003

Country superstar WILLIE NELSON is teaming up with pals KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, TOBY KEITH and TEX COBB - to film a musical. Nelson, 70, says the flick will have "Eastern and Western" influences. The Eastern...

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The Dixie Chicks Take Roost At Country Gala

19th May 2003

THE DIXIE CHICKS are reclaiming the spotlight in America after weathering months of criticism - by performing at the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The country trio faced a vicious backlash after lead singer...

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Clapton And King To Spearhead Blues Event

19th May 2003

Music legends BB KING, ERIC CLAPTON, WYNTON MARSALIS, RAY CHARLES and WILLIE NELSON are among the artists who will play the BLOWIN' THE BLUES AWAY gig in New York. The event, to be held...

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Texas Senate Honours Singer Willie Nelson

14th May 2003

Country music legend WILLIE NELSON has been honoured by the Senator in his home state of Texas. State Senator GONZALO BARRIENTOS called the singer a "true legend" - causing the gathered politicians and staff...

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Willie Nelson Turns 70

1st May 2003

Country superstar WILLIE NELSON celebrated turning 70 yesterday (30APR03) by performing at a concert. Instead of taking a day off to put his feet up, the energetic GRAMMY winner played a show at America's...

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Shania Twain Joins Country Line-up

25th April 2003

Country superstars ALAN JACKSON and SHANIA TWAIN will join ALABAMA, KENNY CHESNEY, WILLIE NELSON and TOBY KEITH as performers at the 38th annual COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Hosted by REBA McENTIRE, the show will take...

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Bill Clinton Booed

11th April 2003

Former American President BILL CLINTON's appearance at a WILLIE NELSON caused much unrest on Wednesday night (09APR03) - as audience members furiously booed him for his political stance. Clinton took to the stage at...

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More Stars Added To Willie Nelson Honour

9th April 2003

WYCLEF JEAN, PAUL SIMON and AEROSMITH rocker STEVEN TYLER have joined the long list of stars who will salute WILLIE NELSON at a tribute concert. The show, dubbed WILLIE NELSON AND FRIENDS: LIVE AND...

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Willie Nelson.s Big Bash

27th March 2003

Country legend WILLIE NELSON's 70th birthday party certainly isn't going to be an A-list only affair - because everyone's invited. WILLIE NELSON AND FRIENDS: LIVE + KICKIN', a public concert in New York on...

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