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Willie Nelson Busy Writing New Music In Lockdown

Willie Nelson won't let the coronavirus pandemic stop him working on music.The 87-year-old music legend has just released his 70th studio album, 'First Rose of Spring', and the prolific star has revealed he's keeping busy...

Willie Nelson Reveals Plans To Release A Memoir

Willie Nelson and his sister Bobbie are poised to release a co-written memoir.The 87-year-old star and Bobbie, 89, have revealed plans to release 'Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band' on September...

Willie Nelson Is The Only Man To Outsmoke Snoop Dogg

A very open culture of pot-smoking has developed since medical marijuana was legalised in California, and there's a few celebrities who make up a lot of that culture. There's a what has recently been dubbed...

Alison Krauss Joins Willie Nelson On His 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Line-up

Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, Sturgill Simpson and others are set to join Willie Nelson on his third travelling Outlaw Music Festival this summer, performing across the US in nine different cities and seven different states....

Willie Nelson Recovers After Altitude Sickness Forced Him Off Stage

Altitude sickness is really no joke. Willie Nelson has recently had to spend a short time in hospital after some respiratory problems forced him to leave the stage early during his performance in Utah over...

Drake, Obama And Willie Nelson: Here Are The Highlights Of Sxsw 2016

Another SXSW has come and gone and it has definitely been one to remember. As well as the usual display of all the best music to keep tabs on for the rest of the year,...

Snoop Dogg Launches Cannabis Product Line

The Gin & Juice star, a well-known lover of weed, launched the company in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal, on Monday (09Nov15) by showing off the products, which include a range of...

Willie Nelson's Son Insists Star's Health Issue Is 'Minor'

The country music veteran announced on Wednesday (14Oct15) he was having to push back the first dates of his joint trek with Merle Haggard due to a mystery health problem, sparking fears for...

Willie Nelson Postpones First Tour Dates Due To Medical Issue

The veteran country singers were slated to kick off their Django and Jimmie Tour in Florence, South Carolina on Thursday (15Oct15), but that gig and others have been rescheduled. The South Carolina...

‘Jackass’ Star Steve-o Sentenced To Jail Time Over ‘Seaworld Sucks’ Protest

Jackass star Steve-O AK.A. Stephen Glover has been sentenced to 30 days in jail on misdemeanour charges filed against him after he conducted an anti-SeaWorld protest in August.Steve-O photographed at Gatwick Airport in February 2015.Read...

Buddy Emmons Dies

The pedal steel guitar player passed away on Wednesday (29Jul15), but no further details surrounding his death were available as WENN went to press. Emmons moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1955 aged...

Always On My Mind Songwriter Wayne Carson Dies At 72

Carson died on Monday morning (20Jul15) after suffering a string of health issues, including congestive heart failure. He was best known as one of the co-writers of classic track Always On My...

Willie Nelson To Receive 2015 Gershwin Prize

The Crazy hitmaker will be honoured with the top U.S. cultural accolade from officials at the Library of Congress in recognition of his career as a "musical explorer" who has "helped make country...

Florence + The Machine Scores First U.s. Number 1 Album

Florence Welch may be recovering from a broken foot, but she’s got even more good news to make her feel better, as the third Florence + The Machine album has entered the American charts at...

Willie Nelson To Cameo In Zoolander Sequel

The movie, Zoolander 2, is due for release in February next year (16), and filming started in Rome, Italy last month (April 15). Nelson has now revealed he has landed a small role...

Willie Nelson's Daughter And Grand-nephew Seeking Funds For Roadie Film

Ben Dorcy has spent over six decades working with stars like John Wayne, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and Nelson, becoming the first inductee into the Roadie Hall of Fame. And...

Willie Nelson Confesses To Smoking Pot On Roof Of White House

The singer/songwriter and longtime weed advocate makes the confession in his new memoir, It's A Long Story, which was released on Tuesday (05May15). In the tome, Nelson recalls the 1977 incident, which...

Neil Young Debuts New Band At Intimate California Gig

Young performed at SLO Brewing Co. with Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah and Lukas' Promise of the Real bandmates Corey MCCorkmick and Anthony Logerfo. The singer-songwriter confirmed at the start of...

Willie Nelson Launching His Own Brand Of Marijuana In Some American States

Country music legend Willie Nelson has announced more details of his plans to roll out his own brand of marijuana. ‘Willie’s Reserve’, a company formed by Nelson, will sell ‘Willie Weed’ which he intends to...

Willie Nelson Launching Marijuana Line

The hitmaker announced plans to open up a chain of dispensaries throughout America last month (Apr15) and now Nelson is launching the company Willie's Reserve, through which he will release Willie Weed....

Pink To Receive Songwriting Award

Pink is to receive the BMI President's Award for Songwriting.The 'Just Give Me A Reason' hitmaker has been named as the recipient of the prestigious accolade, which recognises ''outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact...

Willie Nelson Is Planning His Own Brand Of Weed And Shops Named 'Willie's Reserve'

Weed enthusiast and country music legend Willie Nelson is planning to launch his own brand of marijuana, as well as a chain of stores across the US in states where pot is legal. The 81...

Willie Nelson To Launch Chain Of Marijuana Stores

The 81 year old, who is a proud pot smoker, is planning to launch the dispensaries throughout America, where cannabis consumption has been decriminalised in many states for medicinal purposes. Nelson's business...

Snoop Dogg Uses Sxsw Keynote Speech To Announce He's Developing Drama For Hbo

Rapper Snoop Dogg has announced he’s developing a new drama series for HBO, alongside director Allen Hughes and writer Rodney Barnes. The 43 year old made the announcement as he delivered the keynote address at...

Willie Nelson And Alison Krauss Revive Co-headlining Tour

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss are reviving their co-headlining tour for a short U.S. trek this summer (15).The country music stars embarked on a joint venture last year (14), but the tour got off to...

Willie Nelson To Star Alongside Charlotte Rampling In New Film

Country music veteran Willie Nelson is set to star alongside actress Charlotte Rampling in a new movie filmed on his private ranch in Texas.The singer has invited filmmaker Lian Lunson to shoot Waiting For the...

Bob Dylan Honoured At Musicares Gala

Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson and Beck were among the stars who took to the stage to perform the songs of Bob Dylan at a charity gala honouring the veteran folk legend in Los Angeles on...

Willie Nelson Pulls Out Of Stevie Wonder Tribute As Lady Gaga Signs On

Country legend Willie Nelson has pulled out of plans to honour Stevie Wonder at a Grammy Awards tribute show next month (Feb15) as Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande have been added to the line-up.No further...

Former President Jimmy Carter To Fete Bob Dylan At Musicares Ceremony

Folk legend Bob Dylan will be presented with the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year honour from former U.S. president Jimmy Carter after receiving musical tributes from Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson and Jack White.The Lay...

Dave Grohl Explores Musical History

Dave Grohl explored the ''regional relevance of music'' while recording Foo Fighters' new album.The 'Monkey Wrench' rockers have travelled to various cities in the US to record tracks for their new album 'Sonic Highways' -...

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