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Authorities Investigate Nelson Band Arrest

North Carolina authorities are investigating the citation of several WILLIE NELSON bandmembers hours before the country legend's concert last week (28Jan10), to ensure the illegal alcohol charges were warranted.Nelson's longtime bass player Dan Edward 'Bee'...

Nelson Axes North Carolina Show Over Hand Pain

Country music legend WILLIE NELSON was forced to scrap a concert in North Carolina on Thursday's (28Jan10) because of a hand injury.Nelson, who had carpal tunnel surgery on his left hand in 2004, was scheduled...

Nelson Saving America's Wild Horses

Country music legend and horseman WILLIE NELSON is urging fans to join his efforts to save the last of America's wild horses.The singer, who has 68 horses of his own, has teamed up with the...

Nelson Looms Large Over Farm Aid In Missouri

Farm Aid's first Missouri benefit was all about charity founder WILLIE NELSON, who headlined Sunday's (04Oct09) show at St Louis' Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre.The grizzled country singer and activist, who helped create the annual Farm Aid...

Jones' Fears Over Nelson Duet

NORAH JONES had reservations about recording wintery love song BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE with grizzled country icon WILLIE NELSON - because she feared the duet would be "creepy".The 30-year-old singer teamed up with the 76...

Nelson Honoured At Maui Film Festival

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has been honoured at a film festival in Hawaii.The singer/songwriter accepted the Maverick Award from the Maui Film Festival on Friday (19Jun09). Nelson's new film about solutions to global problems, One...

Nelson's Pal Dead At 56

WILLIE NELSON's longtime stage manager and "golf partner" has died, aged 56. Randall 'Poodie' Locke toured with the country legend for more than 30 years. He died on Wednesday (06May09) of a heart attack at his...

Ziggy Marley Records Children's Music

ZIGGY MARLEY has teamed up with PAUL SIMON, WILLIE NELSON, JACK JOHNSON and actress JAMIE LEE CURTIS to record a new children's album made up of folk standards and popular Jamaican songs. Family Time also features...

Thornton's Band Scraps Tour After Bad Gig

BILLY BOB THORNTON has scrapped the remainder of his North American dates as support to WILLIE NELSON after fans booed him onstage at a Toronto show on Thursday night (09Apr09). The Oscar winner upset Canadian fans...

Mellencamp, Dylan & Nelson Tour Planned

Folk icon JOAN BAEZ has let slip details about a top secret JOHN MELLENCAMP, BOB DYLAN and WILLIE NELSON tour by asking the JACK & DIANE singer if the reports are true during a live...

Wexler's Swansong Album Is Nelson Masterpiece

Late Atlantic Records boss JERRY WEXLER's final album was a collaboration between country legend WILLIE NELSON and Americana group ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. As Willie And The Wheel, the "western swing" album will hit stores...

Nelson Appeals To Obama For Family Farmers

Country star WILLIE NELSON has penned an open letter to U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA asking for government support for family farmers. Nelson, president of the Farm Aid organisation, is seeking Obama's support to boost awareness...

Peta Founder Gets Celebrity Help For New Book

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals founder INGRID NEWKIRK has got some celebrity weight behind her new book - WILLIE NELSON, KEVIN BACON and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY have all written essays for it. One...

Nelson's Farm Aid To Hand Over Cash To Hurricane Victims

The farming charity organisation founded by WILLIE NELSON is to hand over $30,000 (GBP16,200) to the families worst hit by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Farm Aid bosses will hand over cash and supplies to those...

Cash Phoned Nelson For Laughs

Late country legend JOHNNY CASH used to phone close friend WILLIE NELSON in the middle of the night and demand to hear funny jokes. Cash, who died in 2003 aged 71, met Nelson in the...

Nelson Joins Cow Fight

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has joined a campaign to raise awareness about dairy cows kept in cruel conditions. Nelson and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) are trying to organise a boycott of milk produced...

Nelson Struggled With Collapsed Lung

Country star WILLIE NELSON almost drowned at sea when his lung collapsed during a swim in Hawaii. The singer was on tour 20 years ago when he decided he wasn't fit enough, but a sudden...

Nelson Dreams Of Streisand Duet

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has one more dream he'd like to realise before he dies - a duet with BARBRA STREISAND. The singer has recorded with a number of top stars, but has yet to...

Nelson Biography Reveals Star Smoked Pot As A Child

Country legend WILLIE NELSON began smoking marijuana at just 10 years old, according to an explosive new biography. Joe Nick Patoski's Willie Nelson: An Epic Life reveals all about the 74-year-old father-of-seven's hellraising life, including...

Nelson Takes Up Running At 74

Newly healthy country star WILLIE NELSON has taken up jogging at the age of 74, in a bid to stay fit. The life-long marijuana smoker recently kicked the drug and he has taken up exercise...

Nelson + Evans Team Up For The Super Bowl

WILLIE NELSON and SARA EVANS were named late additions to the Super Bowl festivities in Arizona. The country couple were scheduled to perform a duet before the big sports showdown between the New York Giants...

Chesney Teams Up With Nelson On New Album

KENNY CHESNEY has co-produced country legend WILLIE NELSON's new album MOMENT OF FOREVER. Chesney also co-wrote one of the album's songs with Nelson, and duets with him on Worry B. Gone. The album features songs...

Nelson Risks Jail To Promote Pot

Country music legend WILLIE NELSON has risked being thrown in jail by appearing on the cover of pro-marijuana magazine High Times, holding the drug. In September last year (06), the 74-year-old singer was fined and...

Nelson Fights Dog-fighting

Animal-loving country legend WILLIE NELSON is lending his name to another good cause - the bid to make dog fighting illegal. The singer has filmed a TV advertisement in support of an anti-dog fighting bill...

Nelson Saves Doomed Horses

WILLIE NELSON has been hailed a horse hero in his native Texas after quietly saving 25 doomed beasts from Mexican slaughterhouses. The country legend now stables the mares on his ranch and is taking the...

Nelson To Protest Horse Slaughter In Washington

Veteran country star WILLIE NELSON is heading to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (13Nov07) to protest the inhumane slaughtering of horses. The singer will be joined by celebrities including actress Bo Derek at Capitol Hill, where...

Nelson Honoured With Bmi Icon

WILLIE NELSON was honoured with the icon accolade at the Broadcast Music Incentives' (BMI) Country Awards on Tuesday(06Nov07), with stars including TOBY KEITH, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, EMMYLOU HARRIS and KEITH URBAN in attendance to pay tribute...

Wilson Joins Harrelson + Nelson For Lawn Mower Race

Troubled OWEN WILSON enjoyed a few rare laughs following his alleged suicide attempt by joining pals WILLIE NELSON and WOODY HARRELSON in a lawn mower-riding competition in Texas last week (ends19Oct07). The actor and brothers...

Willie Nelson To Help Simpson Go Country

JESSICA SIMPSON's plans to go country have been given a boost - WILLIE NELSON has agreed to pen tracks for her next album. The pop star/actress' manager-father Joe Simpson revealed his daughter's plans to record...

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