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Charles' Revival Continues With New Duets Album

Soul man RAY CHARLES isn't letting death get in the way of his music revival - he's re-releasing one of his acclaimed duets albums with additional tracks. Charles, who died last year (04) could...

Country Stars To Wed

Country music star GARTH BROOKS has proposed to singer TRISHA YEARWOOD on stage in front of 7,000 fans. The reclusive singer, 43, popped the question to his girlfriend after a statue of him was...

Nelson And Simpson Re-make 'These Boots...'

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is recording a duet version of NANCY SINATRA's hit THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING, with popstar JESSICA SIMPSON. The track will be for the first single from the soundtrack...

Willie's Gas Gets Fuelled Up At New Garage

WILLIE NELSON is celebrating after learning his environmentally friendly diesel is to be offered to motorists at a new Texas biodiesel station. The country superstar's B-20 Blend, which is 20 per cent Biodiesel and...

Stars Bronzed At Owens' Country Music Mecca Restaurant

HANK WILLIAMS, ELVIS PRESLEY and WILLIE NELSON are among the country music greats who will be honoured with bronze statues at BUCK OWENS' Crystal Palace restaurant in Bakersfield, California. The country great-turned-restaurateur and retired...

Country Star Willie Goes Reggae

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is set to stun fans this summer (05) by releasing an album of reggae tunes. The project, entitled COUNTRYMAN, features reggae-flavoured tracks penned by Nelson, as well as new versions...

Highway Plans Honouring Nelson Abandoned

LATEST: Plans to name a stretch of road after WILLIE NELSON have been abandoned, following a battle between rival Texas politicians. A state legislator had proposed naming a stretch of Texas Highway 130, part...

Simpson Thrills Willie With Birthday Treat

Country legend WILLIE NELSON celebrated his 72nd birthday in style on Saturday (30APR05) when DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star JESSICA SIMPSON surprised him onstage with a tune. Nelson was performing to a sell-out crowd at...

Willie Nelson Caught Up In Highway Battle

Country great WILLIE NELSON is in the middle of a highway controversy in Texas as rival councillors fight to honour the singer. One state legislator had proposed naming a stretch of Texas highway I30...

Simpson And Lachey Return To Music

NEWLYWEDS stars JESSICA SIMPSON and NICK LACHEY are both recording new albums after taking time out to make movies and star in the reality TV show. The IRRESISTIBLE singer has recently finished filming THE...

Nelson Pulls Out Of Australian Tour

Country icon WILLIE NELSON has cancelled his tour of Australia after being diagnosed with acute laryngitis. The STARDUST singer has been advised by doctors to avoid singing after contracting the throat problem associated with...

Simpson 'Inspired' To Sing Country And Western

Pop beauty JESSICA SIMPSON has been inspired by her big screen debut to embark on a country and western career. The reality TV star wants to team up with her DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star...

Nelson Raises Hordes Of Cash At Tsunami Aid Concert

LATEST: Country star WILLIE NELSON is elated after raising $75,000 (GBP39,473) for victims of the 26 December (04) tsunami tragedy during his charity show in Texas. Nelson and his fellow performers' show at the...

Willie Nelson To Headline Charity Show For Asia

Country great WILLIE NELSON has joined the celebrity effort to help the victims of the tsunami tragedy by agreeing to headline a benefit concert in Texas. Nelson will join PATTY GRIFFIN, JOE ELY, ALEJANDRO...

Harrelson And Hannah Among Stars At Environmental Awards

WOODY HARRELSON and DARYL HANNAH were among the stars on hand at the 14th annual ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA AWARDS (EMA) on Wednesday(17NOV04) - where hemp use became the night's running joke. Presenter ANDY DICK got...

Cash Tops Country List

Late music legend JOHNNY CASH has topped the ultimate poll of country men. The A BOY NAMED SUE singer beat legends like HANK WILLIAMS and GEORGE JONES to be crowned the Greatest Man of...

Disgusted Cave Turns Down Gap Ad

NICK CAVE was so appalled when GAP approached him about starring in one of their TV advertisements, he fired off a letter to the clothing store expressing his distaste. The rocker refused to follow...

Reynolds And Nelson Join Dukes Cash

BURT REYNOLDS and WILLIE NELSON have joined the cast of the DUKES OF HAZZARD movie adaptation. Movie veteran Reynolds will play villainous BOSS HOGG in the film, while country singer Nelson will play kindly...

Campbell Honoured For Keeping It Cowboy

Country crooner GLEN CAMPBELL has finally got something to smile about after serving time for drink driving earlier this year (04) - he was honoured in Los Angeles on Friday night (01OCT04). The WICHITA...

Young's Message To Farm Aid Fans

NEIL YOUNG is urging music fans to continue supporting family farms in America as the FARM AID festival he helped to launch plans ahead for it's 20th year in 2005. The HEART OF GOLD...

Nelson Gets Together With Pal Carter

Country star WILLIE NELSON visited longtime pal JIMMY CARTER recently, to tape a TV special and free concert for residents of the former US President's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Approximately 3,000 people attended the...

Ray Charles Studio Open For One Day Only

RAY CHARLES' legendary Los Angeles recording studio is to pen its doors to the public for one day only - to coincide with the release of the soul great's final album on 31 August (04)....

Payne Lands Jerry Lee Lewis Role

Country singer-songwriter WAYLON PAYNE has been picked to play JERRY LEE LEWIS in the upcoming JOHNNY CASH biopic WALK THE LINE. Payne, who is country legend WAYLON JENNINGS' godson, has been the guitarist in...

Willie Nelson Fights Through Carpal Tunnel Problems

Country singer WILLIE NELSON is fighting carpal tunnel syndrome to perform at pal MERLE HAGGARD's annual UFO FESTIVAL in Roswell, New Mexico, and his own annual Fourth of July picnic this weekend (03+04JUL04)....

Dylan And Nelson Go To The Ballpark

BOB DYLAN and WILLIE NELSON have teamed up for an American tour with a sporty touch - all of their shows will be at baseball parks. THE BOB DYLAN SHOW, a 22-date tour of...

Willie Nelson Jokes About Charles' Chess Skills At Funeral

WILLIE NELSON and RAY CHARLES' longtime manager JOE ADAMS gave mourners something to laugh about at the crooner's funeral in Los Angeles on Friday (18JUN04) with a chess anecdote. The country legend performed a...

Starbucks Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

Soul crooner RAY CHARLES is being remembered as he's buried in Los Angeles today (18JUN04) - by coffee company STARBUCKS. The company will play Charles' music throughout the day in cafes across America, and...

Music Greats Line Up For Late Charles

Music legends STEVIE WONDER, WILLIE NELSON and BB KING will perform a musical tribute to late music legend RAY CHARLES at his funeral on Friday (18JUN04) Soul pioneer Charles lost his battle...

Charles Battled Illness To Complete Album

R+B legend RAY CHARLES was determined to complete his final album GENIUS LOVES COMPANY, despite his debilitating liver disease which tragically ended his life yesterday (10JUN04). The 73-year-old's producer JOHN BURK insists the star...

Dolly's Tune Tops Love Songs List

DOLLY PARTON's classic tear-jerker I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU has topped a new country love songs list. America's COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION (CMT) has created a new list of romantic tunes from the Deep South,...

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