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Sick Willie Nelson Scraps Shows

The 83-year-old singer/songwriter scrapped a show in Midland, Texas on Sunday (13Nov16), and another gig in Lubbock, Texas on Tuesday (15Nov16). It's not clear what is ailing the veteran star, but a...

Leon Russell Dead At 74

The singer/songwriter passed away in his sleep in Nashville, Tennessee in the early hours of Sunday (13Nov16). A record company spokesperson confirmed Russell's passing to NPR.org, revealing he had "heart bypass surgery...

Dolly Parton To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At Cmas

Dolly Parton is set to receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the CMAs. The 70-year-old country legend will be given the prestigious prize at the ceremony next month in an honour bestowed upon...

Dolly Parton To Be Honoured With Willie Nelson Prize

Dolly has been named the 2016 recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented to her during the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on 2 November (16)....

Star-studded Forever Country Song Makes History In U.s. Charts

Forever Country, a medley of Denver's Take Me Home, Country Roads, Nelson's On the Road Again, and Dolly's I Will Always Love You, is only the third song to rocket to the top...

Neil Young Pens New Song For Pipeline Protest

The 70-year-old musician has released a song titled Indian Givers, alongside a video including footage of recent protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline which have seen large numbers of activists arrested. Neil,...

Rob Lowe To Star In Crowdfunded Super Troopers Sequel

Members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, including Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, launched the campaign on IndieGogo.com last March (15) after bosses at Fox Searchlight agreed...

Kacey Musgraves Records Christmas Tune With Willie Nelson

The singer penned A Willie Nice Christmas for her upcoming festive album A Very Kacey Christmas and then asked Willie Nelson to join her in the studio as she recorded the track....

Willie Nelson Kissed Jason Isbell's Wife In Front Of Him

The country singer went on tour with the music icon a couple of years ago and during the encore, Willie would invite all the acts on stage with him, but one night proved...

Willie Nelson Releasing Ray Price Tribute Album

The 83-year-old counted the country music legend as one of his mentors, and for Nelson's next record, he's paying homage to his pal with For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price,...

Willie Nelson And Neil Young To Headline First Outlaw Music Festival

The 83-year-old country legend and his pals will head to Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania on 18 September (16) to celebrate the event, organised in collaboration with officials at media company Blackbird Presents....

Cyndi Lauper Couldn't Believe Willie Nelson Offer Was Real

The country music legend appears on Cyndi's new album Detour, dueting with her on a version of his 1960 song Night Life. However when Willie's management contacted her to see if she...

Willie Nelson Dedicates Radio Channel To Merle Haggard

Haggard passed away on his 79th birthday on Wednesday (06Apr16), and Nelson, who often hit the road and the studio with his fellow stalwart, was among the many stars who shared their condolences...

Merle Haggard Knew He'd Die On His Birthday

The beloved star passed away on Wednesday (06Apr16) - on his 79th birthday - at his home near Redding, California. And now his son Ben reveals Merle had a strange feeling he...

Willie Nelson & Dolly Parton Add Tributes To Merle Haggard

Nelson, who often hit the road and the studio with his fellow stalwart, took to Twitter hours after the news of Haggard's death was released and posted a photograph of himself and his...

Cyndi Lauper 'Respectfully' Covers Country Music Icon

Pink-haired '80s pop icon Cyndi is not known for her country style, but wanted to reference the genre on her new album which is titled Detour. Her new record is a compilation of 12...

Drake, Obama And Willie Nelson: Here Are The Highlights Of Sxsw 2016

Another SXSW has come and gone and it has definitely been one to remember. As well as the usual display of all the best music to keep tabs on for the rest of the year,...

Toby Keith Mourns Longtime Band Member

The singer took to Facebook on Sunday (14Feb16) to share the sad news with his followers, posting a photo of Floyd playing his fiddle onstage. Keith added the caption, "There will be...

Merle Haggard Delays Tour As Pneumonia Battle Continues

The musician scrapped a string of tour dates after he was hospitalised in California in December (15), and he later admitted the condition nearly killed him, declaring, "I was nearly dead... I had...

Willie Nelson Releasing Gershwin Brothers Tribute Album

The musician became the first country star to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and was feted at a star-studded gala in November (15) in Washington, D.C., where Neil Young, Paul Simon,...

Cyndi Lauper Recruits Willie Nelson For New Album

The True Colors singer has set up shop in Nashville, Tennessee for her upcoming 11th studio record, Detour, which will centre on classic country songs of the 1950s and '60s. For the...

Merle Haggard: 'I Almost Died'

The singer, 78, was forced to scrap a number of shows earlier this month (Dec15), after he was admitted to the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, where he stayed for two...

Merle Haggard Hospitalised With Pneumonia

The country star's illness prompted him to axe plans to perform at the MCCallum Theatre in Palm Desert on Wednesday (02Dec15), and in Riverside on Thursday (03Dec15), and now he has also pulled...

Willie Nelson Recovering From Stem Cell Operation

The country music veteran announced last week (ends15Nov15) he was having to push back the first dates of his joint trek with Merle Haggard due to a mystery health problem. Nelson's musician...

Rihanna Launching Marijuana Line

MaRihanna will feature different strains of the plant as well as edibles and concentrates, according to 18karatreggae.com. The new line will launch early next year (16) and will be available in Alaska,...

Stars Line Up For John Lennon Tribute Gig

The trio will celebrate what would have been Lennon's 75th birthday at New York City's Theater at Madison Square Garden on 5 December (15). The show, which will be taped and broadcast...

Snoop Dogg Launches Cannabis Product Line

The Gin & Juice star, a well-known lover of weed, launched the company in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal, on Monday (09Nov15) by showing off the products, which include a range of...

Willie Nelson's Son Insists Star's Health Issue Is 'Minor'

The country music veteran announced on Wednesday (14Oct15) he was having to push back the first dates of his joint trek with Merle Haggard due to a mystery health problem, sparking fears for...

Willie Nelson Postpones First Tour Dates Due To Medical Issue

The veteran country singers were slated to kick off their Django and Jimmie Tour in Florence, South Carolina on Thursday (15Oct15), but that gig and others have been rescheduled. The South Carolina...

‘Jackass’ Star Steve-o Sentenced To Jail Time Over ‘Seaworld Sucks’ Protest

Jackass star Steve-O AK.A. Stephen Glover has been sentenced to 30 days in jail on misdemeanour charges filed against him after he conducted an anti-SeaWorld protest in August.Steve-O photographed at Gatwick Airport in February 2015.Read...

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