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Carey Causes Tears On Movie Set

6th March 2007

MARIAH CAREY prompted tears on the set of her new movie TENNESSEE after performing a song she co-wrote with country legend WILLIE NELSON. The WE BELONG TOGETHER star, who plays an aspiring country singer in...

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The Things They Say 4140

26th February 2007

"I'm not going near Willie's weed. My friend did once, and he had to go home and sleep for 12 hours. Willie's weed is no joke." NORAH JONES refuses to sample pal WILLIE NELSON's powerful...

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Mariah + Willie Make Odd Double Act

23rd February 2007

MARIAH CAREY and WILLIE NELSON have become music's oddest couple after teaming up to write a new movie tune together. Grizzled country star Nelson is co-writing a new song with Carey for her next movie...

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Country Stars Jump Aboard Stagecoach

10th January 2007

KENNY CHESNEY, BROOKS + DUNN, GEORGE STRAIT and WILLIE NELSON will headline California's new country music festival Stagecoach this May (07). The two-day weekend event, which will take place on the site of the world-famous...

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Simpson And Nelson Reunite For Film Role

7th January 2007

JESSICA SIMPSON and her DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star WILLIE NELSON are teaming up again on the big screen for the film BLONDE AMBITION. The movie is a remake of the 1988 hit WORKING GIRL, which...

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Kesey's Bus Set To Hit The Road Again

2nd January 2007

The psychedelic bus that became a huge part of the hippie movement in America is to be restored for a planned documentary road trip. The vehicle, owned by writer KEN KESEY, featured at many peace...

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Willie Nelson Tops 2006 Country Albums List

19th December 2006

WILLIE NELSON's tribute to songwriter CINDY WALKER has been named country music's album of the year (06) in a new internet poll. YOU DON'T KNOW ME: THE SONGS OF CINDY WALKER beat out ALAN JACKSON's...

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Chesney To Produce Willie Nelson's Next Album

15th December 2006

Country superstar KENNY CHESNEY is set to add producer to his impressive resume after WILLIE NELSON personally asked him to take charge of his upcoming covers album. Nelson plans to record songs written by KRIS...

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Britney, Paris + Justin All Win Big At Vh1 2006 Honours

4th December 2006

BRITNEY SPEARS, her new best pal PARIS HILTON and ex-boyfriend JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE all took home big prizes at last night's (03DEC06) VH1 Big In '06 Awards in Culver City, California. Spears claimed the Big Mama...

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Coachella Adds A Day And A Country Music Festival

22nd November 2006

America's biggest and most successful annual music festival, Coachella, will run for three days in 2007. The two-day Coachella Valley Music + Arts Festival has hosted star-studded international line-ups since its debut in the California...

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Nelson, Johnson + Harper Team Up For Christmas Single

17th November 2006

Country star WILLIE NELSON has teamed up with BEN HARPER and JACK JOHNSON to record a charity Christmas single. The trio will release WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PEACE ON EARTH on 21 November (06) will all...

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Kenny G Tops Golf List

1st November 2006

Saxophonist KENNY G has topped a new magazine poll to find the best musical golfer. The smooth jazz star beat country singer VINCE GILL to lead the field in the Golf Digest big tee off....

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Jimmy Webb To Pick Up Ascap Honour

6th October 2006

Veteran singer/songwriter JIMMY WEBB will receive the American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers Voice Of Music award at the ASCAP's upcoming country awards show. The MACARTHUR PARK star will pick up the honour at...

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Fascinating Fact 2209

4th October 2006

DAVE MATTHEWS, STEEL PULSE, GOV'T MULE, JERRY LEE LEWIS, STEVE EARLE and ALLISON MOORER joined co-founders WILLIE NELSON, NEIL YOUNG and JOHN MELLENCAMP at the 21st anniversary Farm Aid fundraiser at the Tweeter Center in...

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Fascinating Fact 2200

2nd October 2006

DAVE MATTHEWS, STEEL PULSE, GOV'T MULE, JERRY LEE LEWIS, STEVE EARLE and ALLISON MOORER joined co-founders WILLIE NELSON, NEIL YOUNG and JOHN MELLENCAMP at the 21st anniversary Farm Aid fundraiser at the Tweeter Center in...

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Willie To Play Hitman

25th September 2006

Country star WILLIE NELSON is getting tough on the big screen after signing on to play an unlikely hitman in new movie FIGHTING WITH ANGER. The DUKES OF HAZZARD star will also executive-produce the action...

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Knoxville Campaigns For Nelson

25th September 2006

JACKASS star JOHNNY KNOXVILLE has blasted Louisiana law officials for busting pal WILLIE NELSON on marijuana possession charges, insisting the country great should be given a pass to smoke pot. Nelson was cited for possession...

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Willie Nelson Busted For Pot Possession

19th September 2006

Country star WILLIE NELSON has been cited for possession of marijuana and narcotic mushrooms after a Louisiana cop smelled trouble during a traffic stop. The singer's tour bus was pulled over early yesterday morning (18SEP06)...

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Movie Reviews: Broken Bridges

8th September 2006

Most critics seem to agree that Broken Bridges is indeed broken. The film, which features country-music star Toby Keith, Kelly Preston, Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson (in a cameo as himself), and Tess Harper, is described...

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Knoxville Amazed By Smoking Willie

3rd September 2006

JOHNNY KNOXVILLE was left stunned by DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star WILLIE NELSON's marijuana intake on the set - because the grizzled country legend could still function perfectly after smoking up a storm. The JACKASS star...

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Nelson Campaigns Against Horse Culls

23rd August 2006

Country star WILLIE NELSON is lending his support to a proposed new bill outlawing horse slaughter. The Texan singer joins actress BO DEREK and RICHARD PRYOR's widow JENNIFER to voice his outrage of the practise,...

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Nelson Calls On Adams And Band For New Album

18th August 2006

Country star WILLIE NELSON has handed over the reigns of his new album to rocker RYAN ADAMS and his band. Adams will produce SONGBIRD, while his backing band, the CARDINALS, will support Nelson in the...

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Keith's Broken Bridges Premiere Broadcast To Theaters

16th August 2006

Country music star TOBY KEITH's new movie BROKEN BRIDGES will receive an elaborate world premiere with the event being broadcast by satellite to over 100 theatres in the US. During the film's premiere on 7...

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The Things They Say 2649

12th August 2006

"Ninety-nine per cent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play." WILLIE NELSON on why love songs and broken-heart tunes are always hits in bars.

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Nashville Plans Music City Walk Of Fame

11th August 2006

Country music capital Nashville, Tennessee is to get its very own Walk Of Fame. Similar to the tourist landmark in Hollywood, the new attraction will feature music legends like JOHNNY CASH, TAMMY WYNETTE and WILLIE...

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Nelson: Dixie Chicks 'Got A Raw Deal'

31st July 2006

Legendary country music star WILLIE NELSON insists the DIXIE CHICKS "got a raw deal" from a disapproving public following their criticism of US President GEORGE W BUSH. The trio received harsh criticism after lead singer...

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Roberts Joins Biodiesel Campaign

22nd July 2006

JULIA ROBERTS has joined fellow celebrity environmentalists like WILLIE NELSON in an effort to prompt US education bosses to fill up school buses with alternative fuels. The actress has signed on as a spokeswoman...

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Toby Keith Becomes A Movie Star

21st July 2006

Country superstar TOBY KEITH is set to add actor to his impressive resume after signing on to star in his first film. The I LOVE THIS BAR singer, who also owns his own record label...

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The Things They Say 2443

13th July 2006

"I lost a Rolex (watch) and my favourite windbreaker during the shoot... If you spend any time with WILLIE NELSON and walk away with everything you showed up with, you've done something wrong." Actor LUKE...

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