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Coachella Adds A Day And A Country Music Festival

America's biggest and most successful annual music festival, Coachella, will run for three days in 2007. The two-day Coachella Valley Music + Arts Festival has hosted star-studded international line-ups since its debut in the California...

Nelson, Johnson + Harper Team Up For Christmas Single

Country star WILLIE NELSON has teamed up with BEN HARPER and JACK JOHNSON to record a charity Christmas single. The trio will release WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PEACE ON EARTH on 21 November (06) will all...

Kenny G Tops Golf List

Saxophonist KENNY G has topped a new magazine poll to find the best musical golfer. The smooth jazz star beat country singer VINCE GILL to lead the field in the Golf Digest big tee off....

Jimmy Webb To Pick Up Ascap Honour

Veteran singer/songwriter JIMMY WEBB will receive the American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers Voice Of Music award at the ASCAP's upcoming country awards show. The MACARTHUR PARK star will pick up the honour at...

Willie To Play Hitman

Country star WILLIE NELSON is getting tough on the big screen after signing on to play an unlikely hitman in new movie FIGHTING WITH ANGER. The DUKES OF HAZZARD star will also executive-produce the action...

Knoxville Campaigns For Nelson

JACKASS star JOHNNY KNOXVILLE has blasted Louisiana law officials for busting pal WILLIE NELSON on marijuana possession charges, insisting the country great should be given a pass to smoke pot. Nelson was cited for possession...

Willie Nelson Busted For Pot Possession

Country star WILLIE NELSON has been cited for possession of marijuana and narcotic mushrooms after a Louisiana cop smelled trouble during a traffic stop. The singer's tour bus was pulled over early yesterday morning (18SEP06)...

Movie Reviews: Broken Bridges

Most critics seem to agree that Broken Bridges is indeed broken. The film, which features country-music star Toby Keith, Kelly Preston, Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson (in a cameo as himself), and Tess Harper, is described...

Knoxville Amazed By Smoking Willie

JOHNNY KNOXVILLE was left stunned by DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star WILLIE NELSON's marijuana intake on the set - because the grizzled country legend could still function perfectly after smoking up a storm. The JACKASS star...

Nelson Campaigns Against Horse Culls

Country star WILLIE NELSON is lending his support to a proposed new bill outlawing horse slaughter. The Texan singer joins actress BO DEREK and RICHARD PRYOR's widow JENNIFER to voice his outrage of the practise,...

Nelson Calls On Adams And Band For New Album

Country star WILLIE NELSON has handed over the reigns of his new album to rocker RYAN ADAMS and his band. Adams will produce SONGBIRD, while his backing band, the CARDINALS, will support Nelson in the...

Keith's Broken Bridges Premiere Broadcast To Theaters

Country music star TOBY KEITH's new movie BROKEN BRIDGES will receive an elaborate world premiere with the event being broadcast by satellite to over 100 theatres in the US. During the film's premiere on 7...

Nashville Plans Music City Walk Of Fame

Country music capital Nashville, Tennessee is to get its very own Walk Of Fame. Similar to the tourist landmark in Hollywood, the new attraction will feature music legends like JOHNNY CASH, TAMMY WYNETTE and WILLIE...

Nelson: Dixie Chicks 'Got A Raw Deal'

Legendary country music star WILLIE NELSON insists the DIXIE CHICKS "got a raw deal" from a disapproving public following their criticism of US President GEORGE W BUSH. The trio received harsh criticism after lead singer...

Roberts Joins Biodiesel Campaign

JULIA ROBERTS has joined fellow celebrity environmentalists like WILLIE NELSON in an effort to prompt US education bosses to fill up school buses with alternative fuels. The actress has signed on as a spokeswoman...

Toby Keith Becomes A Movie Star

Country superstar TOBY KEITH is set to add actor to his impressive resume after signing on to star in his first film. The I LOVE THIS BAR singer, who also owns his own record label...

Young Announces Farm Aid Concert

NEIL YOUNG slammed US authorities for allowing the American agricultural community's problems to be "swept under the rug" when he told fans this year's Farm Aid concert will be held near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 19th...

Stars To Fast In Iraq Protest

Movie stars SEAN PENN and SUSAN SARANDON will join a hunger-strike which began on Independence Day in America today (04JUL06) outside the White House in Washington DC. The DEAD MAN WALKING co-stars have signed up...

Nelson Buys 100-Year-old Church

WILLIE NELSON has taken his love of gospel to the max - by buying a church. The country legend surprised the congregation at the Methodist church in his hometown of Abbott, Texas on Sunday (02JUL06)...

Willie Nelson Lands A Radio Station

Country legend WILLIE NELSON has landed his own satellite country radio station. The singer/songwriter will launch WILLIE'S PLACE for the XM Satellite Radio network on 10 July (06). The traditional country station was formerly known...

Stars Line Up To Support Hannah's Farm Protest

KILL BILL star DARYL HANNAH insists she'll fight on to save America's largest urban farm after gaining support from a host of celebrity pals. The actress, who was arrested last Tuesday (13JUN06) for resisting arrest...

Happy Gilmore Golfer Lands Boss Hogg Role

HAPPY GILMORE villain CHRIS MCDONALD will replace BURT REYNOLDS as corrupt BOSS HOGG in the DUKES OF HAZZARD prequel. He'll join WILLIE NELSON and model APRIL SCOTT, who will play sexy DAISY DUKE in the...

Teese To Take Burlesque To The Big Screen

MARILYN MANSON's sexy wife DITA VON TEESE is to take her burlesque skills to the big screen in a new WILLIE NELSON movie. The grizzled DUKES OF HAZZARD star has signed on to play the...

Hannah Glad To Be Out Of Her Tree

Actress DARYL HANNAH is looking forward to a good night's sleep after spending 22 days living in a tree, protesting the closure of a Los Angeles urban farm. The BLADE RUNNER star was arrested on...

Hannah Remains Defiant Behind Bars

LATEST: Actress DARYL HANNAH has reaffirmed her commitment to the protest against the closure of a Los Angeles community garden, despite being arrested yesterday (13JUN06). The BLADE RUNNER star, a fervent environmentalist, was charged with...

Daryl Hannah Arrested For Farm Protest

Actress DARYL HANNAH has been arrested while protesting the closure of a Los Angeles community garden. The BLADE RUNNER star, a fervent environmentalist, was charged with trespassing after climbing a tree on the 14-acre garden...

Willie Nelson Returns To Hazzard County

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is returning to Hazzard County to play UNCLE JESSE in the DUKES OF HAZZARD prequel. Nelson will portray the grizzled relative of BO and LUKE DUKE in California, where the second...

Nelson Wants To Tour With Stones

Country star WILLIE NELSON wants to join THE ROLLING STONES if they embark on another world tour. The CRAZY star is still recording and touring aged 73, and would love to team up with his...

Nelson Judges Songs With Marijuana

American singer WILLIE NELSON uses marijuana to judge the quality of the new melodies he writes. The 73-year-old has smoked cannabis for most of his adult life and is a campaigner to have the drug...

Country Stars Come Together For Mandrell Tribute Album

Some of the biggest names in country music, including KENNY CHESNEY, WILLIE NELSON and REBA MCENTIRE are coming together to record a tribute album for country legend BARBARA MANDRELL, who stepped away from her singing...

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