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Willie Nelson To Play Festival Date After Cancellation

Country music legend Willie Nelson has rejoined the bill of an upcoming music festival in Nashville, Tennessee after previously axing the date due to a shoulder injury.The veteran singer cancelled three shows, in Indiana, Michigan...

Willie Nelson Cancels Show Due To Shoulder Injury

Country legend Willie Nelson has been forced to pull out of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday (28Sep13) due to a shoulder injury.The On the Road Again hitmaker will...

Willie Nelson Appeals For The Return Of Crewmember's Stuffed Toy

Country legend Willie Nelson has launched a public appeal to help find a toy armadillo belonging to one of his crewmembers which was stolen from a gig in New York last week (ends22Sep13).The singer wants...

Right, Come On: Who Stole The Little Armadillo? Willie Nelson Is After You.

If you’re the woman who stole Ol' Dillo, or the shady characters that bought it off her in a dark alleyway somewhere in New York, then you’re in trouble, because Willie Nelson is looking for...

Fat Joe Begins 4 Month Prison Sentence For Tax Evasion

Rapper Fat Joe has turned himself into Miami Police today (26th August) in order to serve a four month prison sentence. Fat Joe -whose real name is Joseph Cartagena- was sentenced in December for tax...

Tompall Glaser, Country Musician And Studio Owner, Dies Aged 79 After "Long Illness"

Tompall Glaser, the Nashville country music legend, died yesterday (Tuesday 14th August) at the age of 79. His nephew announced his death and said it was the result of a "long illness".Willie Nelson worked with...

Paul Mccartney Plays 'Yesterday' With Kronos Quartet At Outside Lands Festival

Paul McCartney fans at the Outside Lands festival were given a real treat on Friday evening (August 9, 2013) with the Beatles legend performing with the string virtuosos, the Kronos Quartet. The quartet are perhaps...

Willie Nelson Pays Tribute To Late Guitarist

Country legend Willie Nelson has paid tribute to his longtime guitarist Jody Payne following his death on Saturday (10Aug13).The 77 year old, who toured with Nelson for more than three decades, passed away in the...

Mike Myers Making Directorial Debut With Supermensch

Mike Myers is to make his directorial debut with documentary 'Supermensch'.The 'Austin Powers' actor will step behind the camera for the first time with the film, which chronicles the life of talent manager Shep Gordon.The...

Willie Nelson Is New Face Of John Varvatos

Country star Willie Nelson has teamed up with his two sons to film a new advertising campaign for fashion designer John Varvatos.The On the Road Again hitmaker was recently tapped as the face of the...

Lauryn Hill Begins Three Month Jail Term: Five Stars With Tax Problems

Lauryn Hill, the Grammy-winners singer whose only solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill remains a classic of its generation, has begun a three month prison term for failing to pay taxes of around $1...

Garth Brooks Will Appear At Oklahoma Hurricane Relief Concert

Garth Brooks has agreed to join the bill for the Oklahoma Benefit Concert, a bill that already includes the likes of fellow country stars Toby Keith and Willie Nelson to name but two. The performance...

Willie Nelson Donates $120,000 To Victims Of Texas Fertiliser Blast

Country star Willie Nelson has donated more than $120,000 (£77,419) to the victims of last month's (Apr13) devastating fertiliser plant explosion in West Texas.The 17 April blast at West Fertilizer Company claimed the lives of...

Annie Lennox And Willie Nelson Honoured With Music Doctorates

Willie Nelson, Annie Lennox and Carole King have been handed honorary doctor of music degrees for their lengthy careers.The trio received the honours from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday (11May13),...

Willie Nelson Gunning For A Role Inthe Hobbit? Faux-audition Clip From 'Conan' Goes Viral (Video)

Willie Nelson may be 80-years-old now, but he recently showed that regardless of his age (or the years he's spend smoking God's lettuce) that he is still as sharp as a knife's edge when it...

Willie Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday With Gandalf Audition Tape

Country music legend Willie Nelson has kicked off his eighties by challenging Sir Ian Mckellen for the role of Gandalf in director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movie trilogy.The singer/songwriter, who turned 80 on Tuesday (30Apr13),...

What's Your Secret? Willie Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday, Country Singer Still On The Road

Next week (either April 29 or April 30, depending on who you listen to), Willie Nelson will celebrate a landmark birthday. The legendary country singer turns 80 but, as an Associated Press article reveals, he...

Willie Nelson Celebrates Birthday With Duets Show

Country icon Willie Nelson kicked off his birthday celebrations last week (18Apr13) by filming a star-studded Tv concert in Nashville, Tennessee.The singer, who turns 80 on 30 April (13), was the guest of honour at...

Willie Nelson To Host Fundraiser For Texas Explosion Victims

Texas-born country star Willie Nelson is to host a fundraising concert in the state to help those affected by this week's (beg15Apr13) devastating fertiliser plant explosion.The small town of West was crippled by a huge...

Texan Stars Lead Tributes To Locals Caught Up In Fertiliser Plant Blast

Texas-born stars Willie Nelson and Eva Longoria are among the celebrities sending their sympathies to residents of a small community in the state which was rocked by a massive fertiliser plant explosion.The town of West,...

Willie Nelson: 'Same-sex Marriage Is A Human Right'

Country icon Willie Nelson can't understand why same-sex marriage is still a controversial topic in the U.S., insisting allowing gay couples to wed is a simple matter of human rights.The subject is currently being discussed...

Willie Nelson To Become A Doctor

Country music legend Willie Nelson is to become a doctor - of music.The marijuana-loving singer/songwriter will be handed an honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee College of Music, alongside Carole King and Annie Lennox....

Willie Nelson & Harry Connick, Jr. Write Christmas Tune For New Film

Willie Nelson and Harry Connick, Jr. have teamed up to record a Christmas single to accompany their new festive movie When Angels Sing.The pair wrote the new track for the closing credits of the movie,...

Paul Anka Celebrating Lengthy Career With All-star Duets Album

Veteran entertainer Paul Anka is celebrating his sixth decade in the music industry with a new all-star duets album, featuring collaborations with Dolly Parton, Celine Dion, Willie Nelson and Patti Labelle.The legendary singer/songwriter has also...

Willie Nelson Scraps Series Of Gigs After Falling Ill With Flu

Country legend Willie Nelson has scrapped a series of gigs in Florida as he recovers from a nasty bout of ill health.The singer cancelled two concerts last week (ends01Feb13), as well as another show on...

Willie Nelson Lands Kris Kristofferson Award

Country legend Willie Nelson was presented with a lifetime achievement award by Kris Kristofferson at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday night (27Jan13).The Always on My Mind hitmaker landed the Nashville Songwriter Association International's...

Willie Nelson's Dreams Came True With Barbra Streisand Duet

Country icon Willie Nelson realised a 20-year-old dream recently after recording a duet with Barbra Streisand.The Always on My Mind singer has long expressed a desire to work with Streisand and he was stunned when...

Blake Shelton Is The Man Of The Hour At Cma Awards

Blake Shelton went home after last nights (Nov 1) Country Music Awards with an impressive three trophies to add to his mantle, taking Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Song of the Year.Shelton shared...

Willie Nelson Discovers Lost Family

Willie Nelson has opened up about his secret family, revealing he fathered a daughter with an old flame.In his upcoming memoirs, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, the grizzled country legend admits...

Nelly Claims To Know Nothing Of No Heroin!

Rapper Nelly is making it crystal clear that he had no idea his bus was carrying heroin when it was searched by Sierra Blanca police in Texas this week. Authorities seized 10 pounds of weed,...

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