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‘Willie Nelson & Family’ Review: A Heart-and-Soul Portrait of an American Original

A five-episode docuseries explores the life and music of the genre-bending country star.

Alan Jackson to Receive Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at 2022 CMA Awards

Singer-songwriter Alan Jackson will be celebrated during the upcoming CMA Awards, when he receives the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will air live on ABC on Nov. 9 from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood, and Lainey Wilson are set to take to the CMA Awards stage for […]

Dolly Parton NBC Holiday Movie Sets Cast

NBC has set the cast of a holiday movie starring country music icon Dolly Parton. Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas will also star Tom Everett Scott, Ana Gasteyer and Angel Parker. It will also feature guest stars Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen and Zach Williams. The broadcast network announced […]

Mickey Rooney Jr., Musician, Actor and First Child of a Screen Legend, Dies at 77

Mickey Rooney Jr., an original Mouseketeer, musician and actor who was the first of screen legend Mickey Rooney‘s nine children, has died. He was 77. Rooney Jr. died Saturday at his home in Glendale, Arizona, his longtime companion Chrissie Brown told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death is unknown, she said. Rooney Jr. played […]

Willie Nelson Headlines Texas Protest Rally In Support Of Voting Rights

Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. Families with lawn chairs spread […]

Willie Nelson Career Retrospective Docuseries in the Works

Country music icon Willie Nelson will be the subject of a docuseries from filmmakers Thom Zimny and Oren Moverman. The project, titled Willie Nelson and Family, is in production. It will delve into the Red Headed Stranger’s life and long career as a singer and songwriter. Nelson is actively participating in the production and has […]

From Seth Rogen to Jay-Z: Stars Crowd Into the Expanding Weed Market

Hollywood and marijuana long have been inextricably linked, from Cheech & Chong establishing the stoner comedy genre with 1978’s Up in Smoke to beloved weed-based hits like The Big Lebowski, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Pineapple Express. In recent years, though, Hollywood’s involvement with marijuana has transitioned offscreen and into business, with […]

Willie Nelson’s July Fourth Picnic Goes Virtual Amid Pandemic

Willie Nelson's annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the novel coronavirus, the event will be virtual.

Watch Willie Nelson Host Virtual “Come and Toke It” Weed-Themed Variety Show

Willie Nelson, an outspoken marijuana enthusiast, will be joined by Matthew McConaughey, Kacey Musgraves, Jeff Bridges, Billy Ray Cyrus and more for a variety show called “Come and Toke It" on Monday.

Willie Nelson Cancels Tour Due to “Breathing Problem”

Willie Nelson has scrapped the remaining dates on his current Club Luck tour with Alison Krauss, citing trouble breathing. The summer tour still has 30 dates to run, and was due to wrap up Nov. 29.

Willie Nelson to Be Honored at Grammy Week Celebration

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will honor eight-time Grammy winner Willie Nelson on Feb. 6, 2019, during the annual Grammy Week celebration.

Willie Nelson Performs New “Vote ‘Em Out” Song for Beto O’Rourke Rally

The thousands of people who turned up to Austin's Auditorium Shores for the Beto O'Rourke rally Saturday night were expecting to hear Willie Nelson sing through some of his greatest hits — but he also debuted a brand-new song written for that specific occasion.