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The Dead Weather

Dead Weather First Live Performance in 5 Years Set for 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

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The Dead Weather said the band led by Jack White wouldn't be touring behind its upcoming release Dodge And Burn, but now it appears the band will break its five-year hiatus from the live stage to perform for the second week of Stephen Colbert's tenure as host of 'The Late Show.' That same week will feature a collaboration between Run the Jewels and TV on the Radio.READ MORE

Eric Church

American Roots Festival: Eric Church, Modest Mouse, Willie Nelson Lead First Lineup

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There's another new music festival on the horizon this autumn, and this time it's going back to the root of it all. Today (Aug. 5) the initial lineup for the American Roots Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, was announced, featuring the likes of Eric Church, Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and more.READ MORE

Willie Nelson

Farm Aid 30 Lineup, Dates Announced: Willie Nelson, Imagine Dragons, Neil Young to Perform

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Farm Aid is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and to help raise money for family farms, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellancamp, Dave Matthews are putting on a big show in Chicago.READ MORE

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart Lawsuit Focuses on "Copying" Blues Standard "Corrine, Corrina"

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Rod Stewart is facing a lawsuit for a song more than a century old, as the estate of Bo Carter (legal name: Armenter Chatmon) is suing over a version of the song "Corrine, Corrina" that the former Faces vocalist included on his 2013 album Time. The song, a blues standard, has been covered numerous times over the years—from artists including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Willie Nelson—so why is Stewart the one in legal limbo?READ MORE

Waylon Jennings

Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church and More Playing Waylon Tribute

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Austin, TX will host a star-studded tribute to Waylon Jennings on July 6 as Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves and more will come together for "OUTLAW: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings."READ MORE

'All American Redneck' by Randy Howard

Randy Howard Killed in Gunfight with Bounty Hunter in Nashville

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Noted Nashville country performer Randy Howard was killed this week during a gunfight with a bounty hunter. The musician, who performed with Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings during his lifetime, was 65 years old.READ MORE

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard All Release Bob Dylan Covers

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An interesting trend in country music this week as Bob Dylan covers from Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have all come to our ears.READ MORE

B.B. King

B.B. King's Family Clashes with Manager Over Control of Legend's Affairs

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B.B. King's continued health issues have opened the door to a more uncomfortable series of event's in the blues legend's life regarding his family's struggles with longtime manager Laverne Toney over control of the guitarist's care and property. Three of his children—Patty King, Rita Washington and Karen Williams—filed for control of their father's care, alleging elder abuse and theft on the part of Toney, although a Las Vegas court ruled that there was no proof of abuse to justify handing over control of his affairs.READ MORE

Neil Young

Neil Young Performs Secret Concert with Willie Nelson's Sons Lukas and Micah; Nine New Songs Played

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Neil Young had previously announced that he was working on new music with the sons of Willie Nelson—Lukas and Micah—but the world got the first live preview of that album when the performers took to the stage for an unannounced concert in California last Thursday.READ MORE

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson to Release Own Marijuana Brand That's 'Reflective of His Passion' for Cannabis

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In perhaps the least surprising news of the day, Willie Nelson has shared his plans to launch his own brand of marijuana. Aptly titled Willie's Reserve, the new venture will capture the musician's lifelong passion of the cannabis and hemp culture. Michael Bowman, a pot lobbyist who will function as the brand's representative, spoke to 'The Daily Beast' recently about the announcement. "He wants it to be something that's reflective of his passion," Bowman said about the brand.READ MORE

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard: More comfortable together than this photo suggests.

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Teaming for Fourth LP, 'Django & Jimmie,' Named for Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers

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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have done plenty of work together in the past and now the pair of iconic country performers will team up for a fourth studio album, titled Django & Jimmie, named after guitarist Django Reinhardt and country idol Jimmie Rodgers. Nelson revealed the first single would be titled "Gone to Pot" during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week.READ MORE

'Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys' by Asleep at The Wheel

Asleep At The Wheel Delivers Third Chapter in Bob Wills Tribute Tradition; George Strait, Brad Paisley and More Appear

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Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at Asleep At The Wheel's third Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys tribute, 'Still The King,' which features guest spots from George Strait, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson and more.READ MORE

Who performed at this lovely couple's wedding?

7 Celebrity Wedding Singers: Elton John, Ellie Goulding and Whitney Houston Play Sometimes Surprising Nuptials

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Lady Gaga's wedding to actor Taylor Kinney sound like it will be swinging joint, as her Cheek to Cheek costar Tony Bennett has confirmed that he'll be performing at the event when it occurs later this year. One benefit to being a celebrity is having the connections and money to book amazing nuptial entertainment. Check out how The Royal Couple, Kanye West and Rush Limbaugh celebrated their big days.READ MORE

Frank Sinatra

7 Great Frank Sinatra Covers from Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Sex Pistols and More

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A source indicated today that Bob Dylan might be considering a second album of Frank Sinatra to accompany this year's Shadows In The Night. Sinatra was himself a master of the cover, often taking popular songs and immortalizing them with his own iconic voice, so it's sensible that plenty of others would cover Old Blue Eyes in turn. Music Times chose a brief set of our favorite tributes to one of the greatest vocalists of all time.READ MORE

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss and Union Station to Attempt Tour Together for Second Summer in A Row

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Willie Nelson and Allison Krauss will once again attempt to do a joint tour together, after last summer's plan fell apart following health concerns for the latter vocalist. The pair are back together for at least nine concert stops this summer. The shows will start out west in Montana and pretty much stay there, with a majority of the dates taking place in California.READ MORE

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