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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,...

Kerry Cancels Celebrity Concert

American presidential candidate JOHN KERRY has axed a campaign gig featuring WILLIE NELSON and BARBRA STREISAND out of respect for former Premier RONALD REAGAN. The 13 June (04) event at the WALT DISNEY CONCERT...

Toby Keith Wins Big At Country Awards

BROOKS + DUNN added to their record 17 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC awards last night (26MAY04) in Las Vegas, but it was TOBY KEITH's night. Brooks and Dunn were the surprise winners in the...

Stars Help Save The Rocks

Stars like U2, REM, COLDPLAY and WILLIE NELSON have joined forces to help save Colorado's famous RED ROCKS AMPITHEATER. The natural site of U2's famous SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY video is in danger of being...

Streisand And Diamond Team Up For Kerry

BARBRA STREISAND and NEIL DIAMOND will reunite for the first time in almost 25 years to help American presidential hopeful JOHN KERRY win office. The two fervent Democrats, who had a massive hit with...

Ailing Nelson Cancels Gigs

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has pulled the plug on his Spring (04) American concerts following pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. The AFTER THE FIRE HAS GONE singer, 71, was in such agony during...

Willie Nelsons Star Line Up

Legendary country singer WILLIE NELSON stunned his American fans last night (05MAY04) when he produced BOB DYLAN, KEITH RICHARDS, JERRY LEE LEWIS, KID ROCK and MERLE HAGGARD on stage for his third annual concert special....

Stars To Join Nelson For Fourth Of July Picnic

MERLE HAGGARD, RAY PRICE, DAVID ALLAN COE and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON are among the stars who will be joining country legend WILLIE NELSON for his annual Fourth of July Picnic in Texas. Nelson, who held...

Willie Gets Jazzy For Dead Pal

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is releasing a jazz instrumental album via his website. The album, NACOGDOCHES (corr), takes its name from the East Texas town where it was recorded in 1999. The release...

Nelson Asks President To Stop Navy Landing Field

Country singer WILLIE NELSON has asked American President GEORGE W BUSH to intervene in a land dispute between farmers and the Navy over a proposed jet practice field in rural North Carolina. The Navy...

Dylan + Willie Headline Bonnaroo Festival

BOB DYLAN will join fellow old-timers WILLIE NELSON and DAVID BYRNE at this year's (04) BONNAROO FESTIVAL in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will be held on a 700-acre farm in rural Tennessee this summer...

Bob Dylan To Headline Bonnaroo

BOB DYLAN, THE DEAD, WILLIE NELSON, DAVE MATTHEWS + FRIENDS and PHISH star TREY ANASTASIO have signed up to headline the third annual BONNAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL this summer (04). The three-day camping and music...

Groban Plans Superbowl Shuttle Tribute

Opera star JOSH GROBAN is to pay a special tribute to the astronauts who lost their lives in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster at this year's (04) SUPERBOWL. The big sporting event falls...

Willie's War Protest

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has announced he's penned a Christmas tune - that's a direct attack on the war in Iraq. The singer/songwriter wrote protest song, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PEACE ON EARTH?, after watching...

Security Fears For Sheryl Crow

SHERYL CROW has strengthened her security team after learning an obsessed fan has moved to Nashville, Tennessee, America, to be closer to her. Staff at a Nashville bar came across scary love letters in...

Cash Wins Big At Cmas

The late JOHNNY CASH was remembered in style at last night's (05NOV03) COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS in Nashville, Tennessee, where he picked up three honours and was remembered with a touching multi-artist tribute. Cash,...

Rosanne Cash Speaks Out

JOHNNY CASH's daughter ROSANNE will talk publicly for the first time about the death of her father on American TV next week (11NOV03). The singer will join DWIGHT YOAKAM, TRAVIS TRITT and brother JOHN...

Kid Rock Joins Cash Tribute

KID ROCK and country duo BROOKS + DUNN are the latest artists to be added to the 10 November (03) musical tribute to late singer JOHNNY CASH. Actor TIM ROBBINS will host the event...

Latifah Praised By Vanity Fair For Shoot Fun

Rapper-turned-movie star QUEEN LATIFAH impressed superstar photographer ANNIE LEIBOVITZ during a VANITY FAIR picture shoot by driving herself to the set and acting like a starstruck fan. The CHICAGO star, real name DANA OWENS,...

Cash Tribute Tickets Available By Lottery

Fans of JOHNNY CASH are being offered the chance to attend a memorial tribute to the late country legend - through a lottery. Fans hoping to secure tickets to the 10 November (03) JOHNNY...

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