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Willie Nelson's Bass Player Dies

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...

Lionel Richie Set For Country Album, Featuring Willie Nelson

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...

Lonestar Reunite With Lead Singer

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...

Willie Nelson And George Strait Perform Texas Fundraiser

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...

Willie Nelson Pays Tribute To Generous Glen Campbell

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...

Lady Gaga's Video Tribute To Tony Bennett

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...

Willie Nelson To Be Inducted Into Agricultural Hall Of Fame

Grizzled country star Willie Nelson is to be inducted into America's Agricultural Hall of Fame in Kansas in recognition of his work for the country's farmers.The singer/songwriter will be honoured at a ceremony on the...

Judge Refuses Willie Nelson Plea Deal

A judge has refused to approve a plea deal reducing Willie Nelson's drug charges following a marijuana bust last year (10).The country icon was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession in November (10) after a...

Willie Nelson Avoids Jail For Drug Possession

Willie Nelson, the 78-year-old singer-songwriter, has pleaded no contest to a charge of possessing drug paraphernalia but has been spared a prison sentence, reports Rolling Stone magazine. Willie Nelson has agreed to pay a $500...

Willie Nelson Fined Over Pot Bust

Country icon Willie Nelson has been ordered to pay a $500 (£313) fine following his drug bust last year (10).The singer was arrested for marijuana possession in November (10) after a Border Patrol agent in...

Willie Nelson Endorses Republican For President

Country music legend Willie Nelson is endorsing Republican U.S. presidential candidate Gary Johnson after meeting with the former Governor of New Mexico and discussing his marijuana bill.Johnson hopes to legalise the drug and use proceeds...

Willie Nelson Cancels Concerts

Country legend Willie Nelson has axed a string of dates on his current tour due to illness.The singer/songwriter has apologised to fans after calling off gigs from Tuesday (19Apr11) through to Saturday (23Apr11) and vowed...

Johnny Knoxville To Be A Father Again

Johnny Knoxville is set to be father for the third time after announcing his wife Naomi is pregnant. Johnny Knoxville, whose latest movie 'Jackass 3.5 is currently streaming online, is already a dad to daughter...

Willie Nelson And Jack Johnson Help To Raise Funds For Japan

Country legend Willie Nelson and singer/songwriter Jack Johnson helped to raise $1.6 million (£1 million) for Japanese earthquake/tsunami relief efforts on Sunday (10Apr11) by performing at a charity concert in Hawaii.The stars joined Fleetwood Mac...

Willie Nelson Won't Have To Sing Or Appear In Court On Drug Possession Charge

Willie Nelson won't have to play for his freedom in a Texas court - he has been fined for marijuana possession.A Hudspeth County prosecutor suggested the country star should perform his song Blue Eyes Crying...

Willie Nelson Judge Insists Star Won't Get Special Treatment In Her Courtroom

A Texas judge insists Willie Nelson won't receive special treatment in her courtroom, despite reports suggesting the prosecutor wants the country star to sing for his freedom.The grizzled singer/songwriter was arrested for misdemeanour marijuana possession...

Nelson Makes Wildlife Charity Single A Family Affair

Willie Nelson has followed Susan Boyle's lead and re-recorded the Rolling Stones' Wild Horses to raise cash for a wildlife charity.The grizzled country star and members of his family have revamped the tune for an...

Nelson To Join Jackass Stars For Adventure Movie

Willie Nelson is set to join the madcap Jackass crew for a new treasure hunt movie.Johnny Knoxville has recruited the grizzled country legend for new movie Mustache Riders, which will also star Bam Margera and...

Haggard Plans Supertrio With Nelson And Kristofferson

Country music icons WILLIE NELSON, MERLE HAGGARD and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON are working on a new supertrio project for 2011 after meeting up at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. earlier this month (Dec10).Haggard, who...

Prince Advises Justin Bieber

Prince has advised Justin Bieber to "get a good teacher". The 52-year-old star is one of the 16-year-old singer's biggest influences and now his idol has spoken out to give him tips on emulating his...

Beatles, Nelson & Prince Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame Nominees

Classic recordings by THE BEATLES, WILLIE NELSON and PRINCE are among the 2011 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame.Every year, the Recording Academy's trustees select a collection of songs considered to be of lasting...

Nelson Relying On Old Lawyer To Fight New Drug Charge

Country music legend WILLIE NELSON has rehired the lawyer who made a previous charge for drug possession disappear 16 years ago to fight his latest marijuana bust.The veteran singer was arrested in Texas last month...

Connie Hamzy Speaks About Rock Star Relationships On Howard Stern

CONNIE HAMZY, the American woman from Arkansas who is best known as being a prominent 'groupie' and who claims to have had sexual relations with some of the world's biggest rock-stars, appeared on Howard Stern's...

Snoop Dogg Defends Nelson

Rapper SNOOP DOGG has come to the defence of WILLIE NELSON following his arrest on suspicion of marijuana possession - insisting officials should leave the country music icon alone and start treating him with "respect".The...

Nelson Only Facing Misdemeanour Drug Charge

Country star WILLIE NELSON has escaped a possible jail term following his arrest for marijuana possession in Texas last week (26Nov10) - he will only face a fine after police determined the drug stash was...

Willie Nelson Mug Shot Surfaces Online Following Arrest

Authorities have released the 'mug shot' picture of country music legend WILLIE NELSON following his arrest for marijuana possession last Friday (26th November 2010), reports the UK's Daily Mail. The image has since surfaced online...

Willie Nelson Charged After Tour Bus Drug Raid

The American country music legend Willie Nelson has been charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces of the drug were found on his tour bus in Texas, reports the UK's Daily Mail. US Border Patrol...

Nelson Charged With Drug Possession

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has been charged with marijuana possession following his Friday morning (26Nov10) arrest in Texas.The singer's tour bus was pulled over by Border Patrol police at a Sierra Blanca checkpoint and an...

Nelson Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Country legend WILLIE NELSON was arrested in Texas on Friday morning (26Nov10) on suspicion of drug possession.The singer's tour bus was pulled over by Border Patrol police at a Sierra Blanca checkpoint at around 9am...

Nelson Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Country legend WILLIE NELSON was arrested in Texas on Friday morning (26Nov10) on suspicion of drug possession.The singer's tour bus was pulled over by Border Patrol police at a Sierra Blanca checkpoint at around 9am...

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