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...


Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson to Play John Lennon Tribute

November 13, 2015

An impressive collection of John Lennon's fans and peers will gather to celebrate what would have been the singer-songwriter's 75th birthday this year with a star-studded tribute concert. Willie Nelson, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, the Killers' Brandon Flowers,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


'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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...