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Farm Aid Raises Cash For Hurricane Victims

The 20th annual Farm Aid concert on Saturday (17SEP05) raised over $1 million (GBP555,500) for the rural victims of Hurricane Katrina. Farm Aid's president, WILLIE NELSON and fellow founding members NEIL YOUNG and JOHN...

Country Stars Line Up For Benefit Show In Homeless Shelter

Newlywed KENNY CHESNEY, WILLIE NELSON and ZZ TOP are among the acts who'll headline a country-flavoured Hurricane Katrina relief concert at Houston, Texas' Reliant Stadium on 1 October (05). The acts will join country...

Paisley + Womack Lead Country Award Nominations

Country stars BRAD PAISLEY and LEE ANN WOMACK were celebrating yesterday (07SEP05) after landing six nominations each for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Paisley's ALCOHOL hit landed him with nods in the...

Nelson Comes To The Aid Of Farmers

WILLIE NELSON's Farm Aid charity is coming to the aid of landowners hit hard by Hurricane Katrina by offering emergency assistance. The organisation has activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund to encourage donations to...

The Things They Say 113

"They're watching me. I'm like the canary in the coal mine - as long as I can remember my songs and do a good show, they say, 'Well, it may not be affecting him that...

Willie Nelson To Open His Own Theatre

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is set to open his very own concert venue in Dallas, Texas. Willie's Place will open its doors next month (SEP05) at Carl's Corner Truck Stop - the flagship filling...

Toby Keith Heads For The Movies Thanks To Video Hit

Country star TOBY KEITH is heading for the movies after signing on to make a film based on his hit video BEER FOR MY HORSES. The project will be the first of many for...

Nelson + Simpson Take Dukes On The Road

JESSICA SIMPSON will follow up her visit to US air force bases overseas by giving troops a sneak preview of her new movie DUKES OF HAZZARD. The pop star-turned-actress will team up with co-star...

Nelson To Share His Wisdom In New Book

Country star WILLIE NELSON is planning to share his wisdom by writing a new book about his life and spiritual happiness. The veteran musician, 72, plans to reveal his secrets of success in THE...

Nelson Treads Carefully With Reggae Album Cover

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has removed images of marijuana leaves from select copies of his new reggae album COUNTRYMAN to avoid a ban. With green cannabis leaves on a red and yellow background, the...

Ringo Moves To Monte Carlo To Avoid Tax Laws

Former BEATLE RINGO STARR has set up a permanent home in Monte Carlo so he can avoid tax laws in Britain and Los Angeles. The rocker still has homes in England and California but...

Crow Gets Acoustic On New Covers Album

Rocker SHERYL CROW is getting acoustic for a new covers album she's recording specifically for coffee shop chain Starbucks. The singer is recording new versions of her favourite tunes by the likes of ARETHA...

Nelson's Drink And Drug Balancing Act

WILLIE NELSON refuses to give up smoking cannabis, because it is the only thing which prevents him lapsing into an alcohol-induced depression. The 72-year-old country star had to cut down on his whiskey drinking...

Stem Cell Job Named For Willie Nelson

WILLIE NELSON and his wife ANNIE's names have popped up in an unexpected forum - stem cell research. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is planning to announce the Annie and...

Nelson Gets Professorship Honour

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is being honoured in Texas with a new medical professorship. The singer and his wife ANNIE have raised over $250,000 (GBP131,600) for a stem cell research program at the University...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Get Your First Look At Jared Leto As The 'Suicide Squad's' Joker

Director David Ayer has shared the first official image of Leto as the DC villain.

Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]

For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.

Bruce Jenner Interview: What We Learned From Former Olympian's Diane Sawyer Special

After months of intrigue and speculation Bruce Jenner’s two hour sit-down with Diane Sawyer aired on ABC Friday night.

The Chemical Brothers Announce New Album With Lead Track 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted' [Listen]

The Chemical Brothers are set to return with an all new studio album this Summer, 'Born In The Echoes', featuring eleven tracks of captivating...

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Circa Waves Reflect Upon Their Speedy Rise To Mainstream Attention

Circa Waves frontman Kieran Shudall and bassist Sam Rourke open up about their rise to success since they first set out to record together back in...

Pacific Rim 2 Set for August 4, 2017, Guillermo Del Toro Announces

Director Guillermo Del Toro has announced that his action sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim 2 will be moved from April 7, 2017 to August 4, 2017.

'The Falling' Is A New Step For 'Game Of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams

Now 18, Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams is making the leap to the big screen in Carol Morley's 'The Falling', the hugely acclaimed, artful drama...

Fifty Shades of Grey Sequels Set for 2017 and 2018

The sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, will hit theaters on February 10, 2017 and February 9, 2018,...

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