Country legend Willie Nelson was forced to cancel his planned performance at a fundraiser in Castle Pines Village in Colorado on Saturday, August 18. The tireless singer and pot proponent, 79, reportedly pulled out of his appearance due to health problems.
Willie Nelson is as legendary for his kind-hearted nature as he is for his music, so it was no surprise when he recently stepped forward to take in two horses who had been abused by their owner. But now it appears the singer won’t be able to adopt the animals after all.
The 2012 Billboard Summit is adding some popular — and even a little bit surprising — names to its roster. Billboard announced that laid country legend Willie Nelson and rising star Luke Bryan will be joining the summit.
To celebrate what would have been Johnny Cash’s 80th birthday (Feb. 26), a host of country stars are banding together to bring a great tribute show to the legendary Austin City Limits TV show. The artists will be performing live at Austin’s Moody Theatre with a special tribute show titled ‘We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash.’ Organizers of the show just announced today that the two newest additions to the already impressive April 20 lineup are Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow.
Country legend Willie Nelson has been forced to postpone back-to-back shows this week due to an unspecified illness. A statement on his website only explained Thursday night’s postponement in Washington D.C., saying, “The show tonight at 9:30 Club has been postponed due to illness. All tickets will be honored for the new date once it is rescheduled. Check back soon for more details.”
Willie Nelson is one of the first country stars to comment on the Occupy Wall Street protests, and the legend is giving the demonstrations a big thumbs up. Nelson wrote a poem that could be titled ‘We’re the Ones With the 99,’ and along with his wife, recites it in the video below.
Even as rescue workers continue to battle the wildfires that have raged through Texas throughout September, organizers are putting together a benefit to help pay for some of the more than $250 million worth of damage the fires have left behind.
Over the course of his long career, Willie Nelson has dabbled in a wide variety of genres, from reggae to adult contemporary to blues and beyond. Along the way, he’s worked with and covered a staggering number of artists — and now that list includes Coldplay.
The Legendary Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame this August. His induction comes from his role as founder and president of Farm Aid. Farm Aid works with local, regional and national organizations to promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns designed to defend and bolster family farm-centered agriculture.
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