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Jody Payne, Longtime Willie Nelson Guitarist, Dead at 77

A longtime member of Willie Nelson's band died over the weekend. Jody Payne, Nelson's guitarist until 2008, woke up feeling ill on Saturday (Aug. 10) and died from cardiac problems at 5:12AM.

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Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn + More Duet With Willie Nelson on Upcoming ‘To All the Girls’ Album

When you pair the legendary Willie Nelson with some of today's most influential female singers, you get a record that everyone will be talking about long after its release this fall. Appropriately titled 'To All the Girls...' the album combines Nelson's iconic voice with those of Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn and many other phenomenal female voices. 

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Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker Awarded Honorary Doctorates

It proved an interesting weekend for higher education in country music circles last weekend, as country stars Willie Nelson and Darius Rucker both became honorary doctors of music.

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Willie raises money for West, Texas relief efforts

Willie Nelson raises thousands of dollars for the relief effort in West, Texas.

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Willie Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday With ‘CMT Crossroads’ Special

Iconic country musician Willie Nelson will celebrate his 80th birthday on April 30. He marked the special occasion by taping a special for CMT in Nashville last week. Nelson was joined by an all-star roster for a special episode of CMT Crossroads titled 'Willie Nelson and Friends from Third Man Records.'

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Miranda Lambert Featured on Willie Nelson’s Next Album

The ink is barely dry on the cover of Willie Nelson's most recent album release, 'Let's Face the Music and Dance.' But the legendary country star is already working on his next project, which he has been cutting in Nashville. The disc features duets with some of the top female vocalists in the world -- including Miranda Lambert.

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Willie Nelson, ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ – Album Review

'Let's Face the Music and Dance' is a great place for a young country music fan to meet Willie Nelson. It won't be his most famous, and it won't create any hit singles. This wonderfully consistent effort proves what longtime fans of the legend already know: At 79 years old (80 on April 30), Nelson is still as important and skilled a vocalist as there is in country music. 

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Megadeth Recruit Willie Nelson for Collaboration?

Country music legend Willie Nelson is always up for a collaboration, but this one takes the cake. The 79-year-old music icon recently ran into Dave Mustaine -- the frontman for the thrash metal band Megadeth -- at a restaurant in Texas, leading to the metal guitarist suggest a guest appearance for Nelson on the group's upcoming album.

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Remember When Willie Nelson Settled His Tax Bill?

Twenty years ago, on Feb. 2, 1993, Willie Nelson settled his $16.7 million tax bill for around $9 million. The trouble began when the IRS decided that tax shelters his accountants set up were not valid. A massive audit resulted in the government seizing much of his property and selling it at auction. 

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Clint Black

Corn Palace Schedule Shapes Up

Clint Black in the Corn Palace Sunday April 14th.

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