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Willie Nelson Launching Marijuana Line

The hitmaker announced plans to open up a chain of dispensaries throughout America last month (Apr15) and now Nelson is launching the company Willie's Reserve, through which he will release Willie Weed....

Willie Nelson Mourning Loss Of Brother

News of 77-year-old Ira's passing was posted on the country music veteran's Facebook page on Thursday (16Apr15). The sad announcement suggested Ira was "a gentle man who will be dearly missed"....

Pink To Receive Songwriting Award

Pink is to receive the BMI President's Award for Songwriting.The 'Just Give Me A Reason' hitmaker has been named as the recipient of the prestigious accolade, which recognises ''outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact...

Willie Nelson Is Planning His Own Brand Of Weed And Shops Named 'Willie's Reserve'

Weed enthusiast and country music legend Willie Nelson is planning to launch his own brand of marijuana, as well as a chain of stores across the US in states where pot is legal. The 81...

Willie Nelson To Launch Chain Of Marijuana Stores

The 81 year old, who is a proud pot smoker, is planning to launch the dispensaries throughout America, where cannabis consumption has been decriminalised in many states for medicinal purposes. Nelson's business...

Snoop Dogg Uses Sxsw Keynote Speech To Announce He's Developing Drama For Hbo

Rapper Snoop Dogg has announced he’s developing a new drama series for HBO, alongside director Allen Hughes and writer Rodney Barnes. The 43 year old made the announcement as he delivered the keynote address at...

Willie Nelson And Alison Krauss Revive Co-headlining Tour

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss are reviving their co-headlining tour for a short U.S. trek this summer (15).The country music stars embarked on a joint venture last year (14), but the tour got off to...

Willie Nelson To Star Alongside Charlotte Rampling In New Film

Country music veteran Willie Nelson is set to star alongside actress Charlotte Rampling in a new movie filmed on his private ranch in Texas.The singer has invited filmmaker Lian Lunson to shoot Waiting For the...

Bob Dylan Honoured At Musicares Gala

Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson and Beck were among the stars who took to the stage to perform the songs of Bob Dylan at a charity gala honouring the veteran folk legend in Los Angeles on...

Willie Nelson Pulls Out Of Stevie Wonder Tribute As Lady Gaga Signs On

Country legend Willie Nelson has pulled out of plans to honour Stevie Wonder at a Grammy Awards tribute show next month (Feb15) as Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande have been added to the line-up.No further...

Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran In Stevie Wonder Tribute Show

Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran and Usher are among the performers at a Stevie Wonder tribute concert next month.The trio will join the likes of Willie Nelson and Janelle Monae in taking part in 'Stevie Wonder:...

Neil Young Recording New Lp

Neil Young is recording an album with Willie Nelson's sons.The 69-year-old musician revealed he is in the middle of working on his 36th LP - following the success of 'A Letter Home' and 'Storytone' which...

Former President Jimmy Carter To Fete Bob Dylan At Musicares Ceremony

Folk legend Bob Dylan will be presented with the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year honour from former U.S. president Jimmy Carter after receiving musical tributes from Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson and Jack White.The Lay...

Waylon Jennings And Willie Nelson's Former Manager Dies At 75

Country singers Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson's former manager Neil Reshen has died at the age of 75.Reshen passed away of complications from Alzheimer's disease on 6 December (14) in the Bronx, New York, according...

Willie Nelson To Be Celebrated By Grammy Bosses For Charity Work

Country superstar Willie Nelson is set to be saluted by Grammy Awards bosses for his longstanding philanthropy efforts.The veteran singer will be saluted as part of the Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert, where he will be...

Willie Nelson To Front New Live Tv Show

Willie Nelson is to host a new live music Tv series from the fabled Austin, Texas recording studio his nephew co-owns.The country music veteran will invite friends and fans to play for him and with...

Crazy Tops Influential Country Songs List

Willie Nelson's classic tune Crazy has topped a new list of influential country songs.A panel of artists and experts picked Patsy Cline's rendition of the track as part of a Tv special, which aired in...

Dave Grohl Explores Musical History

Dave Grohl explored the ''regional relevance of music'' while recording Foo Fighters' new album.The 'Monkey Wrench' rockers have travelled to various cities in the US to record tracks for their new album 'Sonic Highways' -...

Willie Nelson's Hair Sells For $37,000 At Auction

Country legend Willie Nelson's trademark braids have sold at auction for $37,000 (Gbp23,100).The distinctive hair item was one of the highlights of the Waylon Jennings memorabilia sale staged by New York-based Guernsey's auction house at...

Willie Nelson Ditches Joints

Veteran country star Willie Nelson has swapped smoking joints for puffing on a vaporiser to preserve his lungs and his singing voice.The 81 year old is a proud pot smoker and has never hidden his...

Willie Nelson Underwent Health Workout Over Injuries

Veteran musician Willie Nelson had to take some time off work to undergo several medical procedures after suffering pains in his hands and a shoulder.The country star, 81, rarely feels his age but admits he...

Bob Dylan Named Musicares Person Of The Year

Jack White, Sir Tom Jones and the Black Keys are among artists who will perform at a Bob Dylan tribute concert.The 'Like a Rollin Stone' singer has been named MusiCares Person of the Year by...

Willie Nelson Refuses To Give Up Pot In Texas

Pot smoker Willie Nelson is refusing to crackdown on his marijuana intake when he tours through his native Texas because he can afford the fines he's handed for breaking the state's strict possession laws.The singer/songwriter...

Willie Nelson Feeling Great Thanks To Clooney

Country music legend Willie Nelson has pal George Clooney to thank for his health after tearing his rotator cuff.The singer admits he was left paralyzed and unable to play golf or the guitar for weeks...

Neil Young And Willie Nelson Join Anti-keystone Concert

Rock veterans Neil Young and Willie Nelson are to play a concert in protest against the controversial Keystone Xl pipeline project.The pair will perform on a stage in a Nebraska cornfield earmarked for the proposal...

Willie Nelson: 'Fans Throw Weed Onstage, I Never Have To Pay For It'

Country music legend Willie Nelson loves to perform in northern California because fans there throw top-grade marijuana onstage as a thank you for his support.The pot-loving singer/songwriter admits he never has to pay for the...

Willie Nelson: 'America Has To Take Care Of Kids Fleeing Violence'

Country music legend Willie Nelson has urged lawmakers and customs officials in his native Texas to "take care" of the kids who have illegally crossed the state's border with Mexico.Reports suggest some 60,000 youngsters fleeing...

Willie Nelson's Plaits Up For Auction

Hair plaits that once belonged to country icon Willie Nelson are set to go under the hammer as part of a memorabilia auction in New York.The clumps of hair were cut off by Nelson in...

Johnny Depp Joins Willie Nelson For Boston Gig

Johnny Depp became a member of Willie Nelson's Family Band on Tuesday night (17Jun14) when he joined the country music stalwart for a show in Boston, Massachusetts.The movie star, who is currently filming Whitey Bulger...

Willie Nelson's Ranch Hit By Storm Winds

Country star Willie Nelson's Texas ranch has been partially destroyed by fierce winds.The singer/songwriter's home in Luck, just outside Austin, was hit by tornadoes. A message on Nelson's Facebook page reads: "Our beautiful Luck...

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