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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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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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Flashback: Bee Gees Sing With Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson

August 26, 2015

In 1979, the Bee Gees were busy extricating themselves from the growing backlash against the decade's biggest phenomenon – disco. Arguably the biggest recording act on the planet, the brothers Gibb (Barry, Maurice and Robin) attempted to move past...

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13 Best Things We Saw at Peach Fest 2015

August 17, 2015

Ironically, the first time the Peach Music Festival — founded by the Allman Brothers in 2012 — was held without its signature band in the lineup is the year the eclectic gathering found its identity. While Gregg Allman represented the...

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Hear Kinky Friedman and Willie Nelson's Stoned Duet

August 14, 2015

At 70 years old, Kinky Friedman — Jewish cowboy, former Texas gubernatorial candidate, cultural satirist, author, singer-songwriter and campaigner against the scourge of political correctness — has recorded his first studio album in nearly...

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Eric Church, Willie Nelson to Headline American Roots Fest

August 5, 2015

The first-ever American Roots Festival has revealed its country-leaning inaugural lineup. The two-day festival, which will take place October 17th and 18th in Raleigh, North Carolina, will feature big-name headliners including Eric Church, Willie Nelson...

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Willie Nelson, Neil Young to Headline Farm Aid 30

July 28, 2015

Farm Aid is coming to Chicago. The annual event, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will be held on September 19th at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island near downtown Chicago. In addition to board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John...

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See Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard's Tropical 'Alice' Video

June 26, 2015

Country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard team up for some pickin' & grinnin' in paradise in their new video for "Alice in Hulaland." Filmed in Hawaii, Nelson's home-away-from-the-road, the clip is filled with sunshine, sand and smiles from...

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Waylon Jennings Tribute Reunites the Highwaymen

June 11, 2015

The remaining two Highwaymen are reuniting to pay tribute to a bandmate they lost 13 years ago. Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson are part of an all-star lineup of country acts who will perform tunes by the late, great Waylon Jennings at a July 6th...

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Willie Nelson, Justin Bieber Join Cast of 'Zoolander 2'

June 4, 2015

The Red Headed Stranger is getting ready to do his best Blue Steel. Willie Nelson is set to make a cameo in the sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 cult classic, Zoolander. The 82-year-old legend revealed in an interview with Access Hollywood that Owen Wilson,...

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Flashback: See Glen Campbell Join the Highwaymen at Farm Aid

August 18, 2015

The idea of reincarnation hasn't exactly pervaded country music through the years. But in 1985, a meditation on the evolution of one's soul, penned by the great Jimmy Webb, had another chance at life after two previous incarnations. The group that brought...

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Bob Johnston, Bob Dylan Producer, Dead at 83

August 16, 2015

Bob Johnston, a staff producer at Columbia Records who worked on legendary LPs like Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde, Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison and Simon & Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, passed away Friday at a Nashville hospice....

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30 Great Country Albums of 2015 You Probably Didn't Hear

August 6, 2015

The great tragedy of music is that so many high-quality albums go unheard. Blame it on the glut of material released every year or the fact that the majority of artists don't have the big-budget promotional push to bring their records to the...

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Flashback: Bon Jovi Perform Somber Duet With Willie Nelson

July 30, 2015

Willie Nelson has always relied on the kindness of his many celebrity friends, whether it's to perform at the annual Farm Aid concerts or to share a duet with him on the seemingly endless string of LPs he has released throughout his 82 years. In April...

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Willie Nelson to Receive Gershwin Prize

July 9, 2015

Nearly 60 years into his songwriting career, Willie Nelson has been named the next recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He joins an all-star list of composers and performers who've received the award in years past, including Carole King,...

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Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss Enchant Seattle Stage

June 29, 2015

While their frequent bluegrass jams leave plenty of room for musical imagination, Alison Krauss and Union Station are the portrait of technical precision live. Krauss is a virtuosic fiddle player who boasts a voice that flutters high above her band's...

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Dawes, Stapleton Added to Pilgrimage Fest

June 17, 2015

Less than one week after the close of Bonnaroo 2015, another Tennessee-based festival is gearing up for its own music-filled weekend. The Pilgrimage Festival, which just announced its final round of performers, will take place September 26th and 27th...

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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Album Debuts at Number One

June 10, 2015

Country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have made their way back to the top of the heap. Their duets album, Django and Jimmie, has debuted at Number One on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and in the Number Seven spot on the all-genre Billboard...

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50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own

June 3, 2015

For decades, rockers have looked to country music when they grew tired of brash flash or deafening volume — or they simply heard a George Jones record that blew their heads back with its sheer devastation. Country's core strengths — intimate...

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