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Willie Nelson Shares Worrying Health Scare a Week After Hitting 89 Years

Willie Nelson is one of the most celebrated living country music artists to date, his and his family's contributions to the genre have inspired a younger generation of country music artists. At 89 years old, Willie is still alive, kicking, and touring the United States with the Nelson Family band.
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Willie Nelson Opens Up About Having COVID-19 in May

Back in early May, Willie Nelson took to social media to announce that he and his family band would cancel and postpone dates. The announcement stated that someone in the band tested positive for COVID. However, it didn’t specify who had the virus. Recently, though, Willie revealed that he had the virus.
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Willie Nelson Announces New Book About Longtime Drummer Paul English

Willie Nelson has announced a new book called Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship, arriving September 20 via Harper Horizon. The book chronicles Nelson’s longtime friendship with Paul English, who played numerous roles as Nelson’s drummer, bodyguard, tour accountant, and “guardian angel,” as the country star has put it. Nelson penned the book with music journalist David Ritz, who collaborated with the singer-songwriter on It’s a Long Story: My Life and Me (2015) and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band (2020).
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Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Amanda Shires, and More Contribute to New Billy Joe Shaver Tribute Album

Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Amanda Shires, Miranda Lambert, and more are featured on a new compilation that honors the work of outlaw country singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver. Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver also features contributions from Margo Price, George Strait, Steve Earle, Allison Russell, and others. It’s out November 11, and today’s announcement coincides with what would have been Shaver’s 83rd birthday. See the full tracklist below.
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Billy Joe Shaver To Be Honored By Willie Nelson, George Strait, and More in New Tribute Album

Today is the late great Billy Joe Shaver’s birthday and his fans are getting a great gift. New West Records announced today that a tribute album for Shaver is on the way. The album will contain covers of some of Shaver’s best songs by some of the biggest names in country and Americana. Willie Nelson, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff, Steve Earle, and many more are on board to give the legendary songwriter a fitting tribute.
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