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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...

Fans Force Nelson To Rethink Cancelled Concerts

LATEST: Country legend WILLIE NELSON has changed his mind about cancelling a string of rescheduled concerts, after receiving pleas from fans to show up and play. The grizzled singer/songwriter pulled the plug on four September...

Exhausted Nelson Cancels Concerts

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has cancelled a string of rescheduled tour dates, citing exhaustion. Upcoming concerts in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota, which were originally planned for July (07), have been scrapped and insiders...

Nelson Plays Pro-marijuana Concert

Veteran country star WILLIE NELSON was one of several acts to play a pro-marijuana benefit concert in Austin, Texas on Friday (10Aug07) night. The 74-year-old performed at Austin Freedom Fest, alongside acts including Asleep At...

Musicians Flock To Record Dylan Covers For Soundtrack

EDDIE VEDDER, SONIC YOUTH, JACK JOHNSON and WILLIE NELSON are among the stars who have contributed covers of BOB DYLAN songs for a new movie centred around the legendary rocker. Director Todd Haynes' I'm Not...

Adams: 'I Wish Fans Would Stop Criticising Gap Ad Appearance'

Rocker RYAN ADAMS regrets agreeing to appear in a TV advertisement for clothing chain Gap alongside country legend WILLIE NELSON in 2002 - because fans have been criticising him for it ever since. The New...

Nelson Scraps Shows Because He Needs A Break

Country icon WILLIE NELSON is trying to convince fans he's not seriously ill after cancelling a dozen concerts. The singer/songwriter, 74, insists he just needs a break from touring and is taking some time off....

Von Teese To Play Movie Stripper

Burlesque star DITA VON TEESE is to make her big screen debut playing a stripper in a movie to be shot on country star WILLIE NELSON's Texas ranch. Von Teese will take the lead in...

Wilson's Wild Night Out With Willie

LUKE WILSON ended up cradling a pregnant woman's stomach after a wild night out with country legend WILLIE NELSON. The Royal Tenenbaums actor joined Nelson at a gig rehearsal in Dallas recently and the two...

Nelson Spared Jail

Country legend WILLIE NELSON avoided prison yesterday (24Apr07) after pleading guilty to one count of marijuana possession, escaping with a fine of just $1,024 (GBP525). The Always On My Mind singer, 73, was arrested along...

Kristofferson Set For Cmt Cash Honour

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON will receive the JOHNNY CASH Visionary honour from the late country icon's daughter ROSANNE at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. The revered singer/songwriter will be feted by moviemaker MARTIN SCORSESE, WILLIE NELSON and...

Clapton Recruits Stars To Crossroads Benefit

ERIC CLAPTON has recruited a clutch of his guitar great pals to perform at his second Crossroads Guitar Festival this summer (07). B.B. KING, ROBERT CRAY, ALBERT LEE, JOHN MAYER and JEFF BECK will join...

Paul Wall Misses Willie Nelson In The Studio

Rapper PAUL WALL is upset after choosing to record his new album, GET MONEY, STAY TRUE, at WILLIE NELSON's Texas studio and missing out on meeting the country legend. The rap star and bejewelled oral...

Kristofferson To Be Honoured With Cash Accolade

Singer/songwriter KRIS KRISTOFFERSON is to be honoured with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award by Country Music Television (CMT) next month (APR07). The star will be presented with the accolade by the late musician's daughter ROSANNE...

Nelson Launches Label With Sons' Band

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is giving his sons LUKAS and MICAH a musical boost after signing them to his new Pedernales Records label. The Nelson siblings' band, 40 POINTS, will be the first signing to...

Nelson Refuses To Cut Hair

Country music star WILLIE NELSON refuses to cut his long locks, even though he has been asked to change his style for various projects he has worked on. The 73-year-old singer is known for his...

Carey Causes Tears On Movie Set

MARIAH CAREY prompted tears on the set of her new movie TENNESSEE after performing a song she co-wrote with country legend WILLIE NELSON. The WE BELONG TOGETHER star, who plays an aspiring country singer in...

Mariah + Willie Make Odd Double Act

MARIAH CAREY and WILLIE NELSON have become music's oddest couple after teaming up to write a new movie tune together. Grizzled country star Nelson is co-writing a new song with Carey for her next movie...

Country Stars Jump Aboard Stagecoach

KENNY CHESNEY, BROOKS + DUNN, GEORGE STRAIT and WILLIE NELSON will headline California's new country music festival Stagecoach this May (07). The two-day weekend event, which will take place on the site of the world-famous...

Simpson And Nelson Reunite For Film Role

JESSICA SIMPSON and her DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star WILLIE NELSON are teaming up again on the big screen for the film BLONDE AMBITION. The movie is a remake of the 1988 hit WORKING GIRL, which...

Kesey's Bus Set To Hit The Road Again

The psychedelic bus that became a huge part of the hippie movement in America is to be restored for a planned documentary road trip. The vehicle, owned by writer KEN KESEY, featured at many peace...

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