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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...

Jimmy Page Receives Honorary Doctorate

Jimmy Page has received an honorary doctorate at Boston's Berklee College of Music.The Led Zeppelin guitarist addressed the audience at the 7,000-capacity Agganis Arena on Friday (09.05.14) and wished fellow students good luck for...

Eric Clapton Honouring Late Pal J.j. Cale With New Tribute Album

Rocker Eric Clapton has recruited pals Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and John Mayer for tracks on a new tribute album to honour late singer/songwriter J.J. Cale.The Wonderful Tonight hitmaker has arranged for an all-star line-up...

Alison Krauss Axes Concerts Over Health Issue

Country star Alison Krauss has axed seven shows on her joint tour with Willie Nelson to receive treatment for an "urgent" health issue.The singer/songwriter has postponed fives dates on the trek and cancelled two more...

Willie Nelson: How Many 81 Years Olds Do You Know With A Black Belt?

Willie Nelson’s remarkable life notched up another typically astounding anecdote recently as the country music legend picked up his fifth degree and a black belt in the martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and...

Willie Nelson Celebrates Birthday Early With Black Belt Achievement

Country music icon Willie Nelson has been given double the reason to celebrate his birthday this week (begs28Apr14) after receiving a fifth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul.The veteran...

Matthew Mcconaughey Inducts Willie Nelson To Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame

Hollywood actor Matthew Mcconaughey honoured his idol Willie Nelson by inducting the country music star to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in Texas on Saturday night (26Apr14).The Oscar winner was on hand to...

Willie Nelson's Daughter Charged Over Drug Arrest

Country legend Willie Nelson's daughter has been charged with marijuana possession.Singer Paula Nelson, 44, was arrested on Sunday (20Apr14) after officers conducting a routine traffic stop in Menard, Texas allegedly found drugs in her car....

Willie Nelson To Perform In Support Of Texas Gubernatorial Candidate

Country legend Willie Nelson has thrown his support behind Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis by agreeing to perform at her campaign fundraiser event later this month (Apr14).Davis, who is running against Texas Attorney General Greg...

Willie Nelson's Stolen Armadillo And 5 Other Famous Victims Of Theft

Willie Nelson suffered a fright this week when his stuffed Armadillo, Ol’Dillo was stolen after a Las Vegas concert. Luckily for the country legend, his toy mascot was returned to him on Tuesday morning by...

Willie Nelson's Stuffed Armadillo, Ol'dillo, Returned After Kidnapping

Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo has been returned after it was taken from a concert in Las Vegas.Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo disappeared from a concert in Las Vegas.The 80-year-old country singer allegedly has the stuffed armadillo...

Willie Nelson's Stolen Armadillo Returned

Country music veteran Willie Nelson has been reunited with his stuffed armadillo mascot after it went missing following a concert in Las Vegas on Monday (31Mar14).The Always on my Mind hitmaker's crew members realised the...

Willie Nelson Among Inaugural Inductees To Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame

Willie Nelson and late blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble will be the inaugural inductees into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in Texas.Organisers of the Tv concert series have...

Willie Nelson Records Video For Environmental Initiative

Singer Willie Nelson has thrown his support behind an initiative to fight a coal mining practice, which involves blowing up mountaintops, by recording a rendition of America The Beautiful for a public service announcement.The On...

Vera Lynn And More Of The Oldest Music Makers

At 97, Vera Lynn is set to become the oldest artist to release an album, when her new work ‘Vera Lynn: National Treasure - the Ultimate Collection’, is released. While Vera might be the oldest...

Kris Kristofferson Refusing To Let Memory Loss Get In The Way Of Recording Plans

Country music legend Kris Kristofferson is refusing to let his deteriorating memory loss wreck his plans to reunite with Willie Nelson in the studio, insisting his woes aren't as bad as they may seem.The 77...

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