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Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson


Famous as :

Country music singer

Birth Name :

Willie Hugh Nelson

Birth Date :

April 30, 1933

Birth Place :

Abbott, Texas

Spouse :

Martha Matthews (1950 - 1960), Shirley Collie (1961 - 1971), Connie Koepke (1971 - 1988), Annie D'Angelo (since 16-Sep-91)

Claim to fame :

Single "On the Road Again" (1980)

Latest News

Willie Nelson to Be Honored With the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

July 10, 2015 01:52:20 GMT

will be the next recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The U.S. Library of Congress announced the news on Thursday, July 9, adding that the veteran country star would receive his prize in November and be honored with a series of events in Washington, D.C.

Willie Nelson Launches His Own Brand of Pot

April 21, 2015 09:31:54 GMT

While some Hollywood celebrities commemorated 4/20 on social media, country music legend launched his own brand of pot "Willie's Reserve" on Monday, April 20. The product will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington, where recreational pot is legal.

Willie Nelson Announces Plan to Launch Marijuana Line

March 27, 2015 19:12:04 GMT

, an outspoken supporter of weed, is now eying cannabis business. As marijuana becomes legalized for recreational or medical use in more than 20 states, the country music veteran plans to launch his own brand of "sticky green." Dubbed "Willie's Reserve", the line is expected to be available next year.

Video: President Obama Joins Willie Nelson to Sing 'On the Road Again'

November 10, 2014 07:55:53 GMT

was one of the performers at a concert to honor U.S. troops held at the White House earlier this week. During the encore of his set, the singer invited President Barack Obama to join him for a performance of "On the Road Again".

Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and More Enlisted for Paul McCartney Tribute Album

September 10, 2014 03:59:29 GMT

A star-studded tribute album to honor is on the way. Set to be released on November 18, the record titled "The Art of Paul McCartney" will feature a number of iconic musicians covering some of the songs he performed as a member of , Wings as well as a solo artist.

Willie Nelson Postpones Tour Dates After Bus Crash

November 24, 2013 03:30:21 GMT

puts a break on his tour as three of his band members were hurt in a bus accident. The touring vehicle spun out of control when a storm hit East Texas on Saturday, November 22 dawn, crashing into a bridge pillar.

Willie Nelson Canceling Concert Due to 'Breathing Problems'

August 20, 2012 07:26:56 GMT

was unable to perform at a scheduled fund-raising concert in Castle Pines Village. The 79-year-old country music singer was forced to scrap his performance after "suffering from breathing problems due to the high altitude and emphysema."

Willie Nelson Honored With Bronze Statue of Himself on 4/20

April 21, 2012 05:52:56 GMT

April 20 has become an even more special day for . On the day long reserved to celebrate marijuana use, the Country Music Hall of Famer made an appearance in downtown Austin, Texas to help unveil an eight-foot bronze statue of himself, which was made by Philadelphia sculptor Clete Shields.

Funny or Die Video: Joe Jonas Ruins Couple's Valentine's Day

February 15, 2011 02:59:32 GMT

Having to sing on a date turns out to be not a perfect gift for some lovers. In a Funny or Die released just in time for the Valentine's Day, the star is accused of ruining a man's life after he was invited by the man to sing for his girl on their dinner date.

'Spider-Man' Reboot Gets Official 'Amazing' Title and New Photo

February 15, 2011 02:25:43 GMT

Columbia Pictures has given an official title for the new "" movie. Through a press release dated February 14, the studio announced that the film directed by Marc Webb will be called "" from now on.

Video Premiere: Miranda Cosgrove's 'Dancing Crazy'

February 14, 2011 09:27:21 GMT

's "Dancing Crazy" music video has just gone viral. It follows the Nickelodeon songstress going out with a bunch of her pals. "I like you and you like me/ We get together and we're happy," so she sings.

'Top 10 Biggest Surprises at the Grammys' by David Letterman

February 14, 2011 09:09:06 GMT

took part in the celebration of music industry's biggest night by reading out "Top 10 Biggest Surprises at the Grammys". During the live telecast of the February 13 event, the host of "" took a jab at several artists including and .

Willie Nelson Officially Charged With Drug Possession

November 29, 2010 03:57:28 GMT

Country legend has been charged with marijuana possession following his Friday, November 26 morning arrest in Texas. The singer's tour bus was pulled over by Border Patrol police at a Sierra Blanca checkpoint and an officer embarked on a search of the vehicle after reportedly smelling pot.

Arrested for Allegedly Possessing Marijuana, Willie Nelson Posts Bail

November 27, 2010 02:30:00 GMT

Country legend was arrested for allegedly possessing six ounces (170 grams) of marijuana, TMZ reported. The 77-year-old star was busted with the cannabis at 9:00 A.M. at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas on Friday morning, November 26.

Willie Nelson Urges Fans to Buy Local Produce Instead of Imported Goods

October 04, 2010 07:29:17 GMT

Country star urged concertgoers at a benefit show in Milwaukee to show their support for U.S. farmers by choosing to buy local produce instead of imported goods at the supermarket. The singer co-founded the charity Farm Aid with and and the trio united on Saturday, October 2 to celebrate its 25th anniversary by co-headlining a fundraiser for the organization.

Willie Nelson Delays His Tour Due to Scheduling Conflict

March 29, 2010 04:47:22 GMT

Fans of country legend have been forced to wait another seven months to see their idol live after he postponed a series of concerts on his U.S. tour this week due to a "scheduling conflict".

Willie Nelson Canceling Concert Because of Hand Injury

January 30, 2010 07:27:44 GMT

Country music legend was forced to scrap a concert in North Carolina on Thursday's, January 28, because of a hand injury. Nelson, who had carpal tunnel surgery on his left hand in 2004, was scheduled to play at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville, but severe pain caused him to cancel the show.

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