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See Willie Nelson Record New Gershwin Tribute Album

January 27, 2016

On February 26th, Willie Nelson will release what is essentially a musical acceptance speech with his latest album, a tribute to the timeless songs of George and Ira Gershwin called Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin.  In this exclusive...

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See Willie Nelson's Solo Take on Gershwins' 'Summertime'

January 19, 2016

Willie Nelson was the first country artist to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize in 2015, a prestigious honor he shares opposite such names as Paul McCartney and Carole King for his lifetime of achievements. And now he's showing the synchronicity...

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Willie Nelson Announces Gershwin Brothers Tribute Album

January 12, 2016

In November, Willie Nelson traveled to Washington D.C. to become the first country artist to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and watched Neil Young, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash, Jamey Johnson and more play his tracks. “It is...

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Farm Aid TV Special to Feature Archival B.B. King Footage

January 6, 2016

Farm Aid will broadcast performances from its 30th anniversary concert on national cable and satellite TV network AXS on January 10th. The show was held in Chicago on September 19th and hosted performances by board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young,...

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Willie Nelson to Guest on Cyndi Lauper Country Album

January 8, 2016

During the holiday season, Cyndi Lauper unwrapped a preview of her upcoming Detour project she recorded in Nashville. The pop icon's cover of Dolly Parton's "Hard Candy Christmas" from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is one of the more modern additions...

2015

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See Willie Nelson's Spiritual Take on Lennon's 'Imagine'

December 23, 2015

If it weren't for the lyric about dreaming up a world without religion, John Lennon's "Imagine" could almost be a gospel song, thanks to a simple, hymn-like melody that seems to invite entire congregations to sing along.  That's exactly what happened...

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See Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton Honor John Lennon

December 7, 2015

With performances by Eric Church, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow and Nashville newcomer Steven Tyler, this past weekend's "Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert" found some of country music's heaviest hitters...

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Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson to Play John Lennon Tribute

November 13, 2015

UPDATE: John Fogerty and Spoon have been added to the lineup of the John Lennon birthday concert. Kevin Bacon has also been announced as a special guest host of the event. An impressive collection of John Lennon's fans and peers will gather to celebrate...

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Willie Nelson Honored With Gershwin Prize

October 21, 2015

Willie Nelson will be the first country music artist to receive the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The iconic songwriter and performer will be celebrated at an invitation-only gala on November 18th in Washington, D.C....

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10 Best Things We Saw at Pilgrimage Music Festival

September 28, 2015

With an A-list lineup (arguably the best curated of the year) and all the charm of a county fair, the inaugural Pilgrimage Music Festival, held just south of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee, established itself as a festival to watch. Held on the sprawling...

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15 Best Things We Saw at Farm Aid

September 21, 2015

For 30 years now, family farmers have had some of the biggest names in music in their corner. Yet, as the four most notable board members of Farm Aid — including founding members Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, as well as Dave Matthews...

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See Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson's Haunting New Video

September 11, 2015

A little-known gem from Willie Nelson's third album, "Are You Sure" made a quiet comeback earlier this summer — 50 years after its original release — as a hidden track on Kacey Musgraves' Pageant Material. Reborn as a duet between Musgraves...

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Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard Team for Fall Tour

August 26, 2015

Two months after the release of Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are hitting the highway for a joint tour.  The shows run from October 15th through November 28th, mostly centered around multipurpose arenas whose seating...

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Willie Nelson to Headline Luck Banquet During SXSW

December 17, 2015

Willie Nelson will headline a daylong festival, dubbed the Luck Banquet, at his Luck, TX ranch in the spring. The festival, which will showcase 20 country, rock, folk and soul artists who will be announced at a later date, will also feature food by Austin...

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Willie Nelson Reveals Reason for Postponed Shows

November 19, 2015

At 82 years old, Willie Nelson is still a remarkably active performer. Even so, the country icon — who scored a Number One album in 2015 with his Merle Haggard collaboration Django and Jimmie — isn't immune to the kinds of lingering...

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Willie Nelson Protégée Lily Meola Readies Debut Album

October 26, 2015

Singer-songwriter Lily Meola may not be a household name — yet — but the fact that she has already toured and performed with Willie Nelson, and also sung with Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson is impressive. Even more so when you consider...

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Willie Nelson Cancels, Postpones Shows Due to Health Issue

October 14, 2015

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have been forced to postpone the start of their 2015 Django and Jimmie Tour due to a health issue concerning the 82-year-old Nelson. The trek was slated to begin on Thursday (October 15th) in Florence, South Carolina, but...

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See Jack Johnson Sing About Smoking Weed With Willie Nelson

September 22, 2015

It's understandable to think that Jack Johnson might've been a little nervous before his afternoon set at Farm Aid 30 this past weekend. After all, it's been almost a year since the last time he and his band have played a show together, and it's been...

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See Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp Resurrect 'Night Life'

September 17, 2015

It takes a rare, special occasion for Willie Nelson to get dressed up in a blazer, but he did just that Wednesday night — counterbalanced by a Willie's Reserve ballcap — in honor of Stephen Colbert's second week as host of The Late Show...

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'Late Show' Second Week: Willie Nelson,'Broad City'

September 1, 2015

Stephen Colbert continues to map out his opening weeks at the helm of the Late Show as Willie Nelson, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and the Dead Weather will all visit the refurbished...

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