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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...

Willie Nelson Eyes Netherlands Move To Skirt Drug Ban

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...

Snoop Dogg Detained For Marijuana Possession

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...

Willie Nelson Is A Tae Kwon Do Expert

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...

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

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...

Willie Nelson Turns Down Roseanne Barr's Vice Presidential Offer

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...

Norah Jones Inspired By Elvis

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...

Willie Nelson Wins Planet Defender Award

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...

Willie Nelson Greets Hordes Of Fans At Statue Unveiling

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...

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

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...

Willie Nelson Statue To Be Unveiled In Austin

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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