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Authorities Investigate Nelson Band Arrest

4th February 2010

North Carolina authorities are investigating the citation of several WILLIE NELSON bandmembers hours before the country legend's concert last week (28Jan10), to ensure the illegal alcohol charges were warranted.Nelson's longtime bass player Dan Edward 'Bee'...

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Nelson Axes North Carolina Show Over Hand Pain

30th January 2010

Country music legend WILLIE NELSON was forced to scrap a concert in North Carolina on Thursday's (28Jan10) because of a hand injury.Nelson, who had carpal tunnel surgery on his left hand in 2004, was scheduled...

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Nelson Saving America's Wild Horses

29th December 2009

Country music legend and horseman WILLIE NELSON is urging fans to join his efforts to save the last of America's wild horses.The singer, who has 68 horses of his own, has teamed up with the...

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Nelson Looms Large Over Farm Aid In Missouri

5th October 2009

Farm Aid's first Missouri benefit was all about charity founder WILLIE NELSON, who headlined Sunday's (04Oct09) show at St Louis' Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre.The grizzled country singer and activist, who helped create the annual Farm Aid...

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Jones' Fears Over Nelson Duet

11th August 2009

NORAH JONES had reservations about recording wintery love song BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE with grizzled country icon WILLIE NELSON - because she feared the duet would be "creepy".The 30-year-old singer teamed up with the 76...

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Fascinating Fact 7584

24th June 2009

WILLIE NELSON is set to become the latest singer/songwriter to revamp America's standards on a new album. Nelson has recorded pop classics like Fly Me to the Moon and Since I Don't Have You for...

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Nelson Honoured At Maui Film Festival

24th June 2009

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has been honoured at a film festival in Hawaii.The singer/songwriter accepted the Maverick Award from the Maui Film Festival on Friday (19Jun09). Nelson's new film about solutions to global problems, One...

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Nelson's Pal Dead At 56

8th May 2009

WILLIE NELSON's longtime stage manager and "golf partner" has died, aged 56. Randall 'Poodie' Locke toured with the country legend for more than 30 years. He died on Wednesday (06May09) of a heart attack at his...

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Fascinating Fact 7250

26th April 2009

Folk legend BOB DYLAN is to team up with WILLIE NELSON and JOHN MELLENCAMP for an extensive tour of U.S. ballparks this summer (09). The dates will kick off on 2 July (09) at the...

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Ziggy Marley Records Children's Music

14th April 2009

ZIGGY MARLEY has teamed up with PAUL SIMON, WILLIE NELSON, JACK JOHNSON and actress JAMIE LEE CURTIS to record a new children's album made up of folk standards and popular Jamaican songs. Family Time also features...

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Thornton's Band Scraps Tour After Bad Gig

11th April 2009

BILLY BOB THORNTON has scrapped the remainder of his North American dates as support to WILLIE NELSON after fans booed him onstage at a Toronto show on Thursday night (09Apr09). The Oscar winner upset Canadian fans...

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Mellencamp, Dylan & Nelson Tour Planned

21st March 2009

Folk icon JOAN BAEZ has let slip details about a top secret JOHN MELLENCAMP, BOB DYLAN and WILLIE NELSON tour by asking the JACK & DIANE singer if the reports are true during a live...

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Fascinating Fact 6870

18th February 2009

Reggae star ZIGGY MARLEY has recruited PAUL SIMON, JACK JOHNSON and WILLIE NELSON to collaborate on his first children's album FAMILY TIME. BOB MARLEY's eldest son has also enlisted his mother RITA as well as...

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Fascinating Fact 6753

2nd February 2009

WILLIE NELSON will bare all on the cover of his new album, NAKED WILLIE - the country legend will be featured in the bath.

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Wexler's Swansong Album Is Nelson Masterpiece

13th January 2009

Late Atlantic Records boss JERRY WEXLER's final album was a collaboration between country legend WILLIE NELSON and Americana group ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. As Willie And The Wheel, the "western swing" album will hit stores...

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Nelson Appeals To Obama For Family Farmers

9th November 2008

Country star WILLIE NELSON has penned an open letter to U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA asking for government support for family farmers. Nelson, president of the Farm Aid organisation, is seeking Obama's support to boost awareness...

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Peta Founder Gets Celebrity Help For New Book

22nd October 2008

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals founder INGRID NEWKIRK has got some celebrity weight behind her new book - WILLIE NELSON, KEVIN BACON and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY have all written essays for it. One...

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Nelson's Farm Aid To Hand Over Cash To Hurricane Victims

19th September 2008

The farming charity organisation founded by WILLIE NELSON is to hand over $30,000 (GBP16,200) to the families worst hit by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Farm Aid bosses will hand over cash and supplies to those...

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Fascinating Fact 5602

8th July 2008

Illness has forced NATALIE COLE to pull out of her Wednesday night (09Jul08) performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Country star WILLIE NELSON will take her place and perform with jazz great WYNTON MARSALIS and the...

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Cash Phoned Nelson For Laughs

2nd May 2008

Late country legend JOHNNY CASH used to phone close friend WILLIE NELSON in the middle of the night and demand to hear funny jokes. Cash, who died in 2003 aged 71, met Nelson in the...

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Nelson Joins Cow Fight

27th March 2008

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has joined a campaign to raise awareness about dairy cows kept in cruel conditions. Nelson and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) are trying to organise a boycott of milk produced...

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The Things They Say 7734

26th March 2008

"WOODY HARRELSON and OWEN WILSON and I gamble all the time, on dominoes and chess and poker... We wind up, even before the night's over, trading hundred dollar bills. Those are some real fun guys...

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The Things They Say 7726

25th March 2008

"I try to keep 'Thou shalt not kill.' The rest of them I'm kind of shaky on." Irreverent WILLIE NELSON on the commandments he respects.

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Nelson Struggled With Collapsed Lung

25th March 2008

Country star WILLIE NELSON almost drowned at sea when his lung collapsed during a swim in Hawaii. The singer was on tour 20 years ago when he decided he wasn't fit enough, but a sudden...

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Nelson Dreams Of Streisand Duet

25th March 2008

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has one more dream he'd like to realise before he dies - a duet with BARBRA STREISAND. The singer has recorded with a number of top stars, but has yet to...

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The Things They Say 7364

26th February 2008

"Pot smokers don't vote. They keep forgetting when the (polling) day's supposed to be when they got to get up and go somewhere." Pot fan WILLIE NELSON on why medical marijuana isn't a campaign topic...

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Fascinating Fact 4909

26th February 2008

BOB DYLAN has invited JACK WHITE, WILLIE NELSON and LUCINDA WILLIAMS to help him record tracks country icon HANK WILLIAMS left unfinished for an upcoming compilation.

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The Things They Say 7286

21st February 2008

"The original title for CRAZY was STUPID." WILLIE NELSON recalls writing PATSY CLINE's country classic.

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Nelson Biography Reveals Star Smoked Pot As A Child

14th February 2008

Country legend WILLIE NELSON began smoking marijuana at just 10 years old, according to an explosive new biography. Joe Nick Patoski's Willie Nelson: An Epic Life reveals all about the 74-year-old father-of-seven's hellraising life, including...

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