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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...

James Belushi Caught With Marijuana Cigarette

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...

Madonna Edges Out Lionel Richie To Billboard No.1

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...

Willie Nelson Adopts Abused Horses

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...

Snoop Dogg Appears On Willie Nelson Album

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....

Lionel Richie Wants To Duet With Adele

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...

Willie Nelson Fan Arrested Over Security Scare

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...

Snoop Dogg Arrest Mirrors Willie Nelson's In 2010

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...

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...

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