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The Things They Say 16412

6th May 2010

"Well I've threatened to several times but I've always chickened out." Country music legend WILLIE NELSON refuses to cut his long hair.

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Rotator Cuff Injury Prompts Nelson To Scrap More Dates

6th May 2010

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has cancelled more concerts due to injury.This time, it's a torn rotator cuff which has prompted the grizzled star, who turned 77 last week (30Apr10), to scrap a string of shows....

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The Things They Say 16243

25th April 2010

"It's very disappointing... To have a little moonshine, in North Carolina, I thought they put that in baby bottles. I didn't know that was a problem." WILLIE NELSON on plans to prosecute members of his...

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24th April 2010

"The hand's doing better. I've got a rotator cuff that's torn, and it's cutting down on my golf." Country music legend WILLIE NELSON on his aches and pains.

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The Things They Say 16170

19th April 2010

"My sister travels with me. She plays keyboard. I like for her to boss me around, slap me around a little bit. We're close. We have our own thing going!" Country music legend WILLIE NELSON...

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Nelson Loves Life On Tour

18th April 2010

WILLIE NELSON refuses to stay in hotels when he's on the road - because he prefers to sleep on his tour bus.The country legend is currently trekking the U.S. - and he likes nothing more...

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Fascinating Fact 9139

18th April 2010

Country music legend WILLIE NELSON has expanded his collection of horses - he's added a further six mammals to his previous count of 68 since December (09).

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Nelson's Drug Admission Stuns U.s. Viewers

18th April 2010

Country legend WILLIE NELSON shocked U.S. TV viewers on Friday (15Apr10), by admitting he smoked cannabis just minutes before he appeared on LARRY KING LIVE.The singer took time out from his American tour to feature...

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31st March 2010

"Willie actually has a Woody wing from all the gambling we've done. I've surely built a wing on his house, no question." WOODY HARRELSON feels sure his gambling losses have paid for pal WILLIE NELSON's...

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Nelson Postpones Tour Dates Until October

28th March 2010

Fans of country legend WILLIE NELSON have been forced to wait another seven months to see their idol live after he postponed a series of concerts on his U.S. tour this week (begs22Mar10) due to...

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Fascinating Fact 8795

4th February 2010

Country music icon WILLIE NELSON was forced to cancel a second concert in North Carolina last week (30Jan10) after a hand injury prevented him from playing his guitar. The singer is expected to reschedule the...

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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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