Willie Nelson

  • Willie Nelson Dec 5, 2019

    Willie Nelson Is Still Using Pot, Just Isn’t Smoking It

    Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn’t stopped using marijuana. While in San Antonio last week for two performances, the 86-year-old country music legend told KSAT TV that in an effort to take better care of himself, he no longer smokes. The longtime marijuana advocate says he “started smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to...

  • marijuana Dec 4, 2019

    Willie Nelson Says He Stopped Smoking Pot to ‘Take Better Care’ of Himself

    America’s proudest pothead has decided to hang up his joint. Willie Nelson, the country music luminary whose name is practically synonymous with lighting up, said in a recent interview that he has stopped smoking marijuana due to breathing issues. “I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days...

  • Sep 25, 2019

    From Luckenbach to Rocky Top, Country Music Is an American Roadmap

    The storytelling of country music connects a wide swath of Americans from East Coast to the West Coast, from North to the South. For many country writers, their lyrics were inspired by real places and real people, adding authenticity to the melody. A scan of popular country song titles, from “Luckenbach, Texas,” ″Okie from Muskogee,” ″New San Antonio Rose,” and...

  • Jul 9, 2019

    Willie Nelson Brings Farm Aid 2019 to Wisconsin’s Dairy Land

    Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and the Dave Matthews Band will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin’s dairy country in September.

  • Feb 7, 2019

    Grammy Week Events Begin With Salute to Willie Nelson

    Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews and Lukas Nelson saluted the outlaw king of country music Willie Nelson with tributes and performances at a famed Los Angeles studio.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    O’Rourke Offers Blue Vision for Red Texas at Willie Nelson Show

    Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rouke rallied thousands with Willie Nelson on Saturday night, offering an openly liberal vision for the country’s largest conservative state and vowing that his campaign that has shunned outside political support can topple Republican Ted Cruz in November. Taking an open-air stage in Texas’ progressive-minded capital city, O’Rourke said he wanted to appeal to voters...

  • Sep 5, 2018

    ‘Tonight’: ‘On the Road Again,’ ‘Let’s Just Stay Here’ Duet

    Johnny Cash (Jimmy Fallon), Willie Nelson (Ethan Hawke), Kris Kristofferson (Charlie Sexton) and Waylon Jennings (Ben Dickey) sing a parody of the classic country hit, “On The Road Again.”

  • Jan 10, 2018

    Willie Nelson Cancels Shows After Leaving Concert Early

    Country music legend Willie Nelson has canceled shows in Nevada and California after leaving a concert in San Diego after performing one song.

  • Sep 13, 2017

    Willie Nelson, Raitt Headline Harvey Relief Benefit Concert

    Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are among the stars headlining a benefit concert next week to help Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.

  • Aug 14, 2017

    Willie Nelson Ends Show Abruptly Due To Health Reasons

    Country legend singer Willie Nelson was performing in Salt Lake City and ended his show abruptly. The 84-year-old singer had a health scare due to the high altitude of the city. Concert goers say Nelson appeared to be struggling through the first half hour at the Utah venue. Nelson tweeted an apology to his fans.

  • Aug 14, 2017

    Willie Nelson Cuts Show Short, Cites Utah’s High Altitude

    Willie Nelson is blaming Utah’s high altitude for forcing him to cut a performance near Salt Lake City short.

  • Mar 23, 2017

    Bob Dylan Gives Rare Interview, Talks Sinatra, Elvis

    Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday. In the Q&A with author Bill Flanagan , Dylan recalled Sinatra telling him, “‘You and me, pal, we got blue eyes, we’re from up there … These other...

  • Mar 23, 2017

    Willie Nelson Not Deathly Ill, Publicist Says

    Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe. A March 13 Radar Online report quoted an anonymous source saying Nelson was “deathly ill,” weak as a baby and unable to muster the breath to sing....

  • Sep 25, 2016

    Louisiana Zyedco Accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco Dies

    Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted Fox told The Associated Press that Dural died Saturday. He had suffered from lung cancer. Fox said the musician and accordionist died at 1:32...

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