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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,...

Busted In Sierra Blanca: Nelly Held By Police, Heroin Found In His Tour Bus

Rapper Nelly escaped the long arm of the law after a police raid of his tour bus allegedly found heroin, weed and a loaded gun on board, TMZ report.According to Texas law enforcement sources, Nelly's...

Drugs And Loaded Gun Seized: Nelly’S Tour Bus Raided In Sierra Blanca

Nelly’s tour bus was searched at a border patrol in Sierra Blanca, Texas. Heroin was uncovered, alongside a loaded firearm, reports MTV.The rapper was detained on Wednesday night (October, 9 2012) but wasn’t arrested, after...

Nelly's Whole New Dilemma As His House Is Raided, Drugs Seized

Nelly, the multi-platinum selling rapper with a trademark band-aid on his cheek has had his tour bus raided by police, where they found heroin, a loaded gun and a huge amount of weed, so reports...

Trace Cyrus Has Willie Nelson Tattoo

Rocker Trace Cyrus has added to his tattoo collection with an inking of country icon Willie Nelson.Miley Cyrus' half-brother is covered with body art, and in May (12) he stunned fans by unveiling a sprawling...

Willie Nelson And Dierks Bentley Helping To Restore Johnny Cash's Home

Musicians Willie Nelson and Dierks Bentley are performing a benefit concert in Arkansas next month (Oct12) to help restore the boyhood home of Johnny Cash.The I Walk the Line hitmaker grew up with his parents...

Fiona Apple Arrested For Marijuana Possession On Mexico Border

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...

Willie Nelson On The Mend

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...

Willie Nelson Withdraws From Gig Due To Ill Health

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...

Willie Nelson Hospitalised With Breathing Difficulties

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...

Willie Nelson To Headline Railroad Tour

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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