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Young Announces Farm Aid Concert

7th July 2006

NEIL YOUNG slammed US authorities for allowing the American agricultural community's problems to be "swept under the rug" when he told fans this year's Farm Aid concert will be held near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 19th...

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Stars To Fast In Iraq Protest

4th July 2006

Movie stars SEAN PENN and SUSAN SARANDON will join a hunger-strike which began on Independence Day in America today (04JUL06) outside the White House in Washington DC. The DEAD MAN WALKING co-stars have signed up...

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Nelson Buys 100-Year-old Church

4th July 2006

WILLIE NELSON has taken his love of gospel to the max - by buying a church. The country legend surprised the congregation at the Methodist church in his hometown of Abbott, Texas on Sunday (02JUL06)...

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Willie Nelson Lands A Radio Station

30th June 2006

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has landed his own satellite country radio station. The singer/songwriter will launch WILLIE'S PLACE for the XM Satellite Radio network on 10 July (06). The traditional country station was formerly known...

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Stars Line Up To Support Hannah's Farm Protest

17th June 2006

KILL BILL star DARYL HANNAH insists she'll fight on to save America's largest urban farm after gaining support from a host of celebrity pals. The actress, who was arrested last Tuesday (13JUN06) for resisting arrest...

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Happy Gilmore Golfer Lands Boss Hogg Role

17th June 2006

HAPPY GILMORE villain CHRIS MCDONALD will replace BURT REYNOLDS as corrupt BOSS HOGG in the DUKES OF HAZZARD prequel. He'll join WILLIE NELSON and model APRIL SCOTT, who will play sexy DAISY DUKE in the...

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Teese To Take Burlesque To The Big Screen

16th June 2006

MARILYN MANSON's sexy wife DITA VON TEESE is to take her burlesque skills to the big screen in a new WILLIE NELSON movie. The grizzled DUKES OF HAZZARD star has signed on to play the...

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Hannah Glad To Be Out Of Her Tree

15th June 2006

Actress DARYL HANNAH is looking forward to a good night's sleep after spending 22 days living in a tree, protesting the closure of a Los Angeles urban farm. The BLADE RUNNER star was arrested on...

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Hannah Remains Defiant Behind Bars

14th June 2006

LATEST: Actress DARYL HANNAH has reaffirmed her commitment to the protest against the closure of a Los Angeles community garden, despite being arrested yesterday (13JUN06). The BLADE RUNNER star, a fervent environmentalist, was charged with...

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Daryl Hannah Arrested For Farm Protest

14th June 2006

Actress DARYL HANNAH has been arrested while protesting the closure of a Los Angeles community garden. The BLADE RUNNER star, a fervent environmentalist, was charged with trespassing after climbing a tree on the 14-acre garden...

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Willie Nelson Returns To Hazzard County

9th June 2006

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is returning to Hazzard County to play UNCLE JESSE in the DUKES OF HAZZARD prequel. Nelson will portray the grizzled relative of BO and LUKE DUKE in California, where the second...

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Nelson Wants To Tour With Stones

24th May 2006

Country star WILLIE NELSON wants to join THE ROLLING STONES if they embark on another world tour. The CRAZY star is still recording and touring aged 73, and would love to team up with his...

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Nelson Judges Songs With Marijuana

23rd May 2006

American singer WILLIE NELSON uses marijuana to judge the quality of the new melodies he writes. The 73-year-old has smoked cannabis for most of his adult life and is a campaigner to have the drug...

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Country Stars Come Together For Mandrell Tribute Album

15th May 2006

Some of the biggest names in country music, including KENNY CHESNEY, WILLIE NELSON and REBA MCENTIRE are coming together to record a tribute album for country legend BARBARA MANDRELL, who stepped away from her singing...

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Country Songwriter Walker Dies

27th March 2006

Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter CINDY WALKER died on Thursday (23MAR06) in Mexia, Texas. She was 87. According to her niece, CAROL ADAMS, Walker had been ill for several months, but continued writing songs....

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Willie Nelson Lands Hollywood Bowl Debut

10th March 2006

WILLIE NELSON and SIR TOM JONES are set to make their debuts at Los Angeles' live music mecca Hollywood Bowl. Country legend Nelson will perform two nights at the famous venue and will be accompanied...

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Widow Will Carry On Weaver's Legacy

1st March 2006

Actor DENNIS WEAVER's widow, GERRY, has vowed to continue his work with environmental and humanitarian causes. The GUNSMOKE and MCCLOUD star succumbed to cancer last Friday (24FEB06) at the age of 81. She says, "I...

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Beyonce Still On Top In The Us

23rd February 2006

BEYONCE KNOWLES is refusing to budge at the top of the US singles chart, scoring a fifth successive week at number one with her PINK PANTHER theme CHECK ON IT. British sensation JAMES BLUNT's...

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Nelson Entertains Injured Troops

20th February 2006

WILLIE NELSON paid tribute to soldiers injured in Iraq during a free gig he performed for patients at an army hospital in Texas on Friday (17FEB06). The country star warmed up for a concert...

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Nelson Records Gay Cowboy Tune

15th February 2006

Country legend WILLIE NELSON was left so inspired by Oscar movie favourite BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, he's recorded a new song about gay cowboys. The grizzled singer contributed a version of BOB DYLAN's HE WAS A...

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Nelson Shares His Deepest Thoughts In New Book

25th January 2006

Country icon WILLIE NELSON is to share his deepest thoughts about life, love and the environment in a new book, based on ancient Chinese philosophy. Nelson has penned THE TAO OF WILLIE: A GUIDE...

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Jones Records Nelson + Kristofferson Tribute

18th January 2006

Jazz star NORAH JONES is serving up a tribute to her heroes WILLIE NELSON and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON with a new album from her side project THE LITTLE WILLIES. Jones' tribute group formed in 2003...

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Cohen Set For Hall Of Fame Honour

6th January 2006

Legendary torch singer LEONARD COHEN is to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame next month (FEB05). Pals like WILLIE NELSON, kd lang and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will pay tribute to the SUZANNE...

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Simpson To Star At People's Choice Awards

6th January 2006

Blonde bombshell JESSICA SIMPSON will open the 32nd annual People's Choice Awards next week (10JAN06). THE DUKES OF HAZZARD star will launch the glitzy ceremony in spectacular style with a special singing performance....

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Guthrie Performs For New Orleans Musicians

17th December 2005

Folk star ARLO GUTHRIE is performing two concerts in New Orleans to raise money for musicians left impoverished by Hurricane Katrina. The singer has been playing in cities en route to the Louisiana city...

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Brooks, Elton, Dolly + Gretchen Make New York Cmas Magical

16th November 2005

GARTH BROOKS brought New York's Times Square to a standstill last night (15NOV05) when he staged a live comeback outside the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) Awards. The retired country star performed new single...

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Willie Nelson Opens Ranch For Political Fundraiser

1st November 2005

Country star WILLIE NELSON opened his Texas ranch and private golf course to the public on Sunday (30OCT05) to raise funds for his friend KINKY FRIEDMAN's political campaign. DUKES OF HAZZARD star Nelson raised...

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John And Parton To Team Up For Country Music Awards

1st November 2005

SIR ELTON JOHN and DOLLY PARTON will duet for the first time at the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) in New York City. The veteran couple will perform John's new single TURN THE LIGHTS...

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Keith Launches Film Career

26th October 2005

Country singer TOBY KEITH is working on ANGEL OF MONTGOMERY, his first foray into movie acting. Keith signed a multi-movie deal with Paramount Studios following the success of his hit video BEER FOR MY...

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Simon And Bon Jovi A Bonus For Country Celebration

25th October 2005

PAUL SIMON and BON JOVI will be adding a rocky edge to the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in New York City next month (NOV05) by performing with country's biggest names. Simon will perform...

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