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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...

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...

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