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Willie Nelson’S Wife To Launch Marijuana Product Line

Annie D'Angelo has announced the launch of her own business, Annie’s Edibles, which will feature specially prepared foods that contain cannabis. The brand will be part of the singer’s company, Willie’s Reserve, which...

Willie Nelson Not 'Deathly Ill'

The Pancho & Lefty star cancelled several shows earlier this year (17) while battling a cold, but he returned to the stage in Texas last month (Feb17). He is also out on the...

Toby Keith And Alabama Join Merle Haggard Tribute Line-up

The legendary country rocker died on his 79th birthday last April (16), and in February (17), his son Ben announced plans for an all-star gig to mark the first anniversary of Merle's death....

Willie Nelson Stages Surprise Performance For Pal's Birthday Benefit

The Asleep At The Wheel musician's birthday show has become a star-studded staple at the Austin, Texas festival and raises funds for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). This year (17),...

Miranda Lambert Leads Merle Haggard Tribute Show

The veteran country rocker died on his 79th birthday last April (16), and now his son Ben has announced plans for a special send off to honour Merle's memory on the first anniversary...

Willie Nelson On The Road Again Following Illness

The singer/songwriter scrapped two gigs in Las Vegas last month (Jan17) and a three-show stint in Bakersfield, California in early February (17). The 83-year-old also pulled two concerts in Arizona and New...

Sick Willie Nelson Scraps Another Two Shows

The singer/songwriter scrapped two shows in Las Vegas last month (Jan17) and on Monday (06Feb17), he axed a three-show stint in Bakersfield, California. Now it appears his undisclosed illness is more serious...

Willie Nelson Cancels Three California Concerts Due To Illness

The country music icon was forced to pull out of the sold out shows, set to be held this week (06-08Feb17), due to an undisclosed illness. Last month (Jan17), a bad...

Sick Willie Nelson Cancels Weekend Las Vegas Shows

Willie Nelson & Family were scheduled to perform at the Venetian casino and resort in Sin City this weekend (28-29Jan17), but the country music living legend is too sick to hit the stage....

Willie Nelson Urges Loretta Lynn To Try Pot Again

Lynn's doctor urged the 84-year-old to try pot last year (16), as he thought it would help her battle glaucoma, but the singer did not have a good experience while taking the drug....

Alison Krauss Set To Release First Album In 17 Years

Alison Krauss is set to release her first album in 17 years.The 45-year-old singer - who has amassed an impressive 27 Grammy Awards across her career - will release 'Windy City' in March as well...

Snoop Dogg Gifted Willie Nelson Weed Jumper For Christmas

The singer posed in his 'Smoke Weed Everyday' pullover in a photo he has posted on social media. He added the caption: "Thank you @SnoopDogg for the Christmas Sweater." The clothing...

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...

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