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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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Nelson Takes Up Running At 74

4th February 2008

Newly healthy country star WILLIE NELSON has taken up jogging at the age of 74, in a bid to stay fit. The life-long marijuana smoker recently kicked the drug and he has taken up exercise...

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Nelson + Evans Team Up For The Super Bowl

3rd February 2008

WILLIE NELSON and SARA EVANS were named late additions to the Super Bowl festivities in Arizona. The country couple were scheduled to perform a duet before the big sports showdown between the New York Giants...

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The Things They Say 6901

23rd January 2008

"I believe laughter is the best medicine, and the sooner you can start laughing, the better. Woody and Owen and I play dominoes and chess and golf." Country legend WILLIE NELSON and actor WOODY HARRELSON...

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Chesney Teams Up With Nelson On New Album

17th December 2007

KENNY CHESNEY has co-produced country legend WILLIE NELSON's new album MOMENT OF FOREVER. Chesney also co-wrote one of the album's songs with Nelson, and duets with him on Worry B. Gone. The album features songs...

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Nelson Risks Jail To Promote Pot

29th November 2007

Country music legend WILLIE NELSON has risked being thrown in jail by appearing on the cover of pro-marijuana magazine High Times, holding the drug. In September last year (06), the 74-year-old singer was fined and...

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Nelson Fights Dog-fighting

25th November 2007

Animal-loving country legend WILLIE NELSON is lending his name to another good cause - the bid to make dog fighting illegal. The singer has filmed a TV advertisement in support of an anti-dog fighting bill...

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Nelson Saves Doomed Horses

22nd November 2007

WILLIE NELSON has been hailed a horse hero in his native Texas after quietly saving 25 doomed beasts from Mexican slaughterhouses. The country legend now stables the mares on his ranch and is taking the...

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Nelson To Protest Horse Slaughter In Washington

12th November 2007

Veteran country star WILLIE NELSON is heading to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (13Nov07) to protest the inhumane slaughtering of horses. The singer will be joined by celebrities including actress Bo Derek at Capitol Hill, where...

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Nelson Honoured With Bmi Icon

7th November 2007

WILLIE NELSON was honoured with the icon accolade at the Broadcast Music Incentives' (BMI) Country Awards on Tuesday(06Nov07), with stars including TOBY KEITH, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, EMMYLOU HARRIS and KEITH URBAN in attendance to pay tribute...

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Wilson Joins Harrelson + Nelson For Lawn Mower Race

23rd October 2007

Troubled OWEN WILSON enjoyed a few rare laughs following his alleged suicide attempt by joining pals WILLIE NELSON and WOODY HARRELSON in a lawn mower-riding competition in Texas last week (ends19Oct07). The actor and brothers...

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The Things They Say 5693

24th September 2007

"We're going to get her own bus and everything, fix it up with her own hairdresser, make-up and everything - just like JESSICA SIMPSON." Country superstar WILLIE NELSON has high hopes for his 76-year-old pianist...

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Willie Nelson To Help Simpson Go Country

17th September 2007

JESSICA SIMPSON's plans to go country have been given a boost - WILLIE NELSON has agreed to pen tracks for her next album. The pop star/actress' manager-father Joe Simpson revealed his daughter's plans to record...

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Fans Force Nelson To Rethink Cancelled Concerts

17th September 2007

LATEST: Country legend WILLIE NELSON has changed his mind about cancelling a string of rescheduled concerts, after receiving pleas from fans to show up and play. The grizzled singer/songwriter pulled the plug on four September...

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Exhausted Nelson Cancels Concerts

14th September 2007

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has cancelled a string of rescheduled tour dates, citing exhaustion. Upcoming concerts in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota, which were originally planned for July (07), have been scrapped and insiders...

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Nelson Plays Pro-marijuana Concert

15th August 2007

Veteran country star WILLIE NELSON was one of several acts to play a pro-marijuana benefit concert in Austin, Texas on Friday (10Aug07) night. The 74-year-old performed at Austin Freedom Fest, alongside acts including Asleep At...

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The Things They Say 5374

14th August 2007

"WILLIE NELSON's the one who told me the reason it costs so much to get divorced is because it's worth it." Country legend MERLE HAGGARD remembers his famous friend's wise words....

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Musicians Flock To Record Dylan Covers For Soundtrack

14th August 2007

EDDIE VEDDER, SONIC YOUTH, JACK JOHNSON and WILLIE NELSON are among the stars who have contributed covers of BOB DYLAN songs for a new movie centred around the legendary rocker. Director Todd Haynes' I'm Not...

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Adams: 'I Wish Fans Would Stop Criticising Gap Ad Appearance'

6th August 2007

Rocker RYAN ADAMS regrets agreeing to appear in a TV advertisement for clothing chain Gap alongside country legend WILLIE NELSON in 2002 - because fans have been criticising him for it ever since. The New...

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Nelson Scraps Shows Because He Needs A Break

15th July 2007

Country icon WILLIE NELSON is trying to convince fans he's not seriously ill after cancelling a dozen concerts. The singer/songwriter, 74, insists he just needs a break from touring and is taking some time off....

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