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2015

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Behind the Scenes of Neil Young's 'The Monsanto Years'

May 1, 2015

Last September, just before he took the stage at Farm Aid, Neil Young was hanging out on his tour bus with Willie Nelson's sons Micah and Lukas. Out of nowhere, he asked if they wanted to come out and join him on "Rockin' In The Free World"...

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Country Stars Pick Favorite Willie Nelson Songs

April 29, 2015

If country music had a Mt. Rushmore, Willie Nelson would be one of the first faces carved into its granite walls. Few musicians are as revered by their peers as Nelson for his songwriting, guitar playing, weathered voice and ongoing artistry.  Today,...

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Watch Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard Light Up, Record Album

April 29, 2015

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have teamed up over the years, from their 1983 classic "Pancho and Lefty" to their Last of the Breed album and tour with Ray Price, but as Haggard has said, they only do it when the material is right. The duo...

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See Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Spark Up in New Video

April 20, 2015

Today, on what just happens to be 4/20, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have premiered the video for their new single "It's All Going to Pot." The first released song from their upcoming duets album, Django and Jimmie, the propulsive track was written...

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Hear Willie Nelson and Method Man's 4/20 Playlists

April 20, 2015

To celebrate April 20th, or "every day" as Colorado and Washington call it, Spotify has recruited some of music's biggest marijuana advocates, Willie Nelson and Method Man, to share their own personal 4/20 playlists on the streaming service. Nelson...

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'Austin City Limits' Founder Bill Arhos Dead at 80

April 13, 2015

Bill Arhos, the founder of the long-running PBS performance series Austin City Limits and the inspiration behind the Texas capital's now-annual music festival, passed away April 11th at the age of 80, the Austin City Limits site reports. A longtime...

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Watch Ray Scott Cover Willie Nelson's 'Always on My Mind'

March 30, 2015

In 1982, Willie Nelson released his version of "Always on My Mind," the timeless ballad written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James and covered by everyone from Elvis Presley to the Pet Shop Boys. For the final video of his "Roots Sessions"...

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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Trade Hits in Texas

March 30, 2015

Capping three evening pairings with Willie Nelson at WhiteWater Amphitheater on Saturday, 15 minutes outside the Central Texas river-tubing paradise of New Braunfels, Merle Haggard thought the audience wasn't being responsive enough to his "we don't smoke...

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Watch Willie Nelson Ace Jimmy Kimmel's 'Pot Quiz'

March 20, 2015

"There's a lot of focus on how much people drink here at South by Southwest," Jimmy Kimmel told his studio audience last night in Austin, Texas, where the late-night TV host has been spending the past week filming SXSW-themed episodes of Jimmy Kimmel...

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Willie Nelson to Headline SXSW Heartbreaker Banquet

March 2, 2015

When the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference kicks off March 17th in Austin, it'll do so with a mob of badge-holding movers-and-shakers descending upon the Texas capital. Which makes a ticket to the spacious Heartbreaker Banquet,...

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Flashback: Willie Nelson Takes 'Road' to the Oscars

February 20, 2015

Hollywood's elite gather this weekend to celebrate the best in film for 2014, as the 87th Academy Awards take place in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Throughout the long history of the Oscars, country music has made its presence known relatively few times. The...

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Willie Nelson, the Decemberists Headline Pilgrimage Festival

April 21, 2015

Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Will Hoge and newcomer Rainey Qualley are among the country-flavored artists set for the inaugural Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, held this fall in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. But the music...

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Willie Nelson: Why You Should Buy My Weed

April 20, 2015

Smoking Willie Nelson's weed is a lifelong ambition of stoners everywhere, enjoyed only by a few lucky fans and friends like Snoop Dogg and Merle Haggard. Not anymore, though. On Monday, Nelson announced his own cannabis company, Willie's Reserve, which...

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Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard Team for Duets Album

April 15, 2015

Not every outlaw rides alone.  On June 2nd, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard will release Django and Jimmie, an album of country duets, cover songs and newly-penned originals. Recorded in less than a week, it's the latest in a long line...

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Watch Raelyn Nelson Band's Country-Punk 'Brother' Video

April 2, 2015

"I can't breathe but I'm still smoking, I'm so high but I keep toking" is a hell of a way to start a song, but would you expect anything less from the cow punk revivalist granddaughter of Willie Nelson, Raelyn Nelson and her Sonic Youth-loving, flannel-shirt-sporting...

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Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves Lead Willie Nelson's Picnic

March 30, 2015

In 1973, just four years after Woodstock, the most iconic American music festival of its kind, country star Willie Nelson hosted his first-ever Fourth of July Picnic in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside the state's capital city of Austin. In 2015,...

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Watch Willie Nelson and Jimmy Kimmel's Love Song Duet

March 21, 2015

Jimmy Kimmel wrapped up his week of South by Southwest shows in Austin last night with a love song to the Texas capital: "To Austin, I Can't Love You More." But shortly into the performance, Kimmel, dressed in a cowboy hat and bolo tie, dramatically...

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See the Highwaymen Perform Their Timeless Hit

March 3, 2015

The "supergroup" moniker is tossed around all too freely, but no title better suited the Highwaymen. Made up of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson — all of them eventual Country Music Hall of Fame members...

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Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson Team for Summer Tour

February 24, 2015

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss will join forces once again for a few more dates on their shared tour this summer. The run of shows follows the pair's summer trek of 2014, which was complicated by "an unforeseen and urgent health concern," according to...

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Willie Nelson, Bono Team for Miraculous Movie

February 18, 2015

Willie Nelson's "Luck, Texas" — the Old West film set that sits on a corner of his sprawling Hill Country ranch — is opening its saloon doors to Hollywood once again. Waiting for the Miracle to Come, a fantasy adventure flick starring the...

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