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23rd September 2012

Neil Young and Willie Nelson made the 2012 Farm Aid concert at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania a family affair on Saturday (22Sep12) - Young joined his wife Pegi and her band the Survivors for a song,...

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Fiona Apple Arrested For Marijuana Possession On Mexico Border

By Contributor | 20th September 2012

We're looking forward to seeing what long-winded song title Fiona Apple comes up with when she gets around to writing a song about this one. That's right, the singer songwriter who once held the dubious...

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Willie Nelson On The Mend

20th August 2012

A representative for Willie Nelson has assured fans the singer is feeling better after experiencing breathing problems over the weekend (18-19Aug12).The 79 year old was due perform at a fundraising event in Denver, Colorado on...

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Willie Nelson Withdraws From Gig Due To Ill Health

20th August 2012

Country icon Willie Nelson has been forced to withdraw from a fundraising gig after being hospitalised with breathing problems, report the Nme. The 79-year was due to play at a charity event for the Dumb...

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Willie Nelson Hospitalised With Breathing Difficulties

20th August 2012

Country legend Willie Nelson scrapped an appearance at a fundraiser in Colorado on Sunday (19Aug12) after he was taken to hospital.The 79 year old was due to go to the Dumb Friends League event at...

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Willie Nelson To Headline Railroad Tour

25th July 2012

Willie Nelson will be hitting the tracks with Jamey Johnson, Band Of Horses and movie star John C. Reilly for this year's (12) Railroad Revival Tour in America.The acts will perform seven open-air dates in...

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Willie Nelson Eyes Netherlands Move To Skirt Drug Ban

4th July 2012

Country music icon Willie Nelson is planning to buy a home in the Netherlands so he will still be able to purchase pot in the country when officials outlaw 'drug tourism' next year (13).Dutch authorities...

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Snoop Dogg Detained For Marijuana Possession

29th June 2012

Snoop Dogg was detained in Norway yesterday (28.06.12) after entering the country with eight grammes of marijuana.The 'Drop it Like it's Hot' hitmaker reportedly arrived at Kjevic Airport in Kristiansand with the drugs, which were...

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Willie Nelson Is A Tae Kwon Do Expert

8th June 2012

Country legend Willie Nelson has a black belt in martial art tae kwon do.The grizzled 79-year-old Whiskey River singer tells Men's Journal magazine he hit the mat for lessons in his 20s after piling on...

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Willie Nelson's 'Marijuana Song' Lights Up Cmt Music Awards

7th June 2012

Willie Nelson was joined by an all-star band for a performance of his newest fan-favourite track 'Roll Me Up' at the Cmt Music Awards on Wednesday evening (June 6, 2012). The country veteran took to...

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Willie Nelson Turns Down Roseanne Barr's Vice Presidential Offer

10th May 2012

Country legend Willie Nelson has declined an offer to become comedienne Roseanne Barr's running mate in her bid to become the next U.S. President.The TV funnywoman announced her plans to enter the political arena earlier...

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Norah Jones Inspired By Elvis

29th April 2012

Norah Jones says everyone should visit Elvis Presley's Graceland home at least once in their lives for inspiration.The 33-year-old musician is a huge fan of the late 'King of Rock 'n' Roll' and going to...

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Willie Nelson Wins Planet Defender Award

25th April 2012

Country music icon Willie Nelson has been hailed a green hero after picking up a Planet Defender award for his environmental work.Nelson was honoured at Rock The Earth's Seventh Annual Planet Defender Awards on Monday...

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Willie Nelson Greets Hordes Of Fans At Statue Unveiling

21st April 2012

Willie Nelson was greeted by huge crowds in his home state of Texas on Friday (20Apr12) as a bronze statue of the star was erected in his honour.The country legend turned up in Austin to...

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Willie Nelson, Snoop & Kristofferson Unite For Pot-smoking Anthem

20th April 2012

Marijuana lovers Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Kris Kristofferson have teamed up to record a new weed anthem to mark the unofficial 4/20 holiday for stoners.The unlikely trio have released Roll Me Up in honour...

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Willie Nelson Statue To Be Unveiled In Austin

11th April 2012

Country legend Willie Nelson is to be honoured in Austin, Texas with a new bronze statue.The sculpture of the singer/songwriter will be unveiled at 4.20pm on 20 April - a reference to the cultural significance...

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James Belushi Caught With Marijuana Cigarette

10th April 2012

James Belushi got into trouble for flying with a marijuana cigarette at the weekend. The 'Cougars, Inc' actor landed on the island of Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts on Friday (06.04.12) but Transportation...

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Madonna Edges Out Lionel Richie To Billboard No.1

4th April 2012

Madonna has beaten Lionel Richie to the number one spot on the US Billboard album chart. The 53-year-old singer - who is widely known as the Queen of Pop - surged to the summit with...

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Willie Nelson Adopts Abused Horses

28th March 2012

Country star Willie Nelson has given two severely-abused horses a second chance at life by offering up his ranch as a sanctuary.The On The Road Again hitmaker swooped in to rescue three-year-old stallion Whisper and...

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Snoop Dogg Appears On Willie Nelson Album

27th March 2012

Snoop Dogg appears on Willie Nelson's new album, 'Heroes'.The rapper teamed with the country singer for the track 'Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die', which also features Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson....

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Lionel Richie Wants To Duet With Adele

5th March 2012

Lionel Richie wants to work with Adele and Sir Paul McCartney.The 'Hello' hitmaker is releasing an album of his hits re-recorded with country artists - including Shania Twain and Willie Nelson - but says there...

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Willie Nelson Fan Arrested Over Security Scare

3rd February 2012

An overzealous Willie Nelson fan was arrested prior to his gig in Florida on Wednesday night (01Feb12) after she ran past security in a bid to greet the singer.Local woman Gina Julian frustrated bodyguards at...

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Snoop Dogg Arrest Mirrors Willie Nelson's In 2010

10th January 2012

The rapper Snoop Dogg has been arrested on possession of marijuana, according to Reuters. Border control agents found a small amount of the controlled substance in his tour bus as he tried to cross the...

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Willie Nelson's Bass Player Dies

11th December 2011

Veteran country star Willie Nelson has paid tribute to his longtime bass player Dan 'BEE' SPEARS following his death at the age of 62.Spears, who played with the musician for more than 40 years, was...

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The Things They Say 23316

31st October 2011

"Woody is a middle brother and deeply, deeply competitive. Most vegans don't look all that healthy to me, but he is in amazing shape - he still looks like a kid - and he will...

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Lionel Richie Set For Country Album, Featuring Willie Nelson

28th October 2011

Lionel Richie is making the foray into country music and has teamed up with the likes of Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain for new record 'Tuskegee'. Set for release in March 2012, the...

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Lonestar Reunite With Lead Singer

28th October 2011

Country group Lonestar have reunited with original lead singer Richie McDonald to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The singer has rejoined the group, replacing Cody Collins, who had taken his place in 2007 when he left...

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Willie Nelson And George Strait Perform Texas Fundraiser

18th October 2011

Country acts Willie Nelson, George Strait and the Dixie Chicks raised more than $500,000 (£313,000) for victims of the Texas wildfires at a concert on Monday (17Oct11).Christopher Cross, the Avett Brothers and Asleep at the...

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Willie Nelson Pays Tribute To Generous Glen Campbell

26th August 2011

Willie Nelson has paid tribute to his friend Glen Campbell in a new Rolling Stone magazine expose, revealing the Wichita Lineman singer helped him stay solvent at the beginning of his career.The publication's Patrick Doyle...

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Lady Gaga's Video Tribute To Tony Bennett

4th August 2011

Lady Gaga paid tribute to Tony Bennett on his 85th birthday. The legendary 'I Left my Heart in San Francisco' singer celebrated his birthday yesterday (03.08.11) and Gaga was among the cast of stars to...

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