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Thousands Brave the Rain to Enjoy Willie Nelson + More at 2013 Taste of Country Festival – Day 1 Pictures

Heavy rain showers didn't stop country music fans who'd come from all over to see Willie Nelson on Thursday night. Thousands packed Hunter Mountain in New York for the inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival. Ponchos, umbrellas, cold beverages and great country music kept fans in good spirits while the LoCash Cowboys, Parmalee and Nelson took the stage.

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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 Nelson Auditions for ‘The Hobbit 2′ in Hilarious Clip

Willie Nelson is celebrating 80, and it doesn't seem like he's slowing down one bit. Shotgun Willie took some time to create a hilarious audition video for Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit 2,' stating that he really wants to play the role of "the wizard Ganda."

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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 Using Birthday Concert to Benefit West, Texas Victims

There are many country music artists who are reeling from the recent tragic explosion in West, Texas at the West Fertilizer Co. It hits especially close to home for the iconic Willie Nelson, as the accident happened in a town six miles south of his hometown of Abbott, Texas. The legend taking action and turning his 80th birthday celebration into a benefit concert for the West Volunteer Fire Department.

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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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Willie Nelson Releasing Record Store Day Exclusive

The legendary Willie Nelson is pitching in to support independent music retailers everywhere at the upcoming 2013 Record Store Day. The music icon will offer a vinyl exclusive of a song that pays sly tribute to his favorite pastime -- and just in time for his 80th birthday.

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Win Taste Of Country Music Festival Tickets On B-98.5

The Taste Of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain New York is coming up on June 13th, 14th and 15th. It's the northeast's only 3-day country music festival. Central Maine's number 1 country, B-98.5, has your chance to win tickets!

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Keith Urban Announces Date, Lineup for 2013 We’re All for the Hall Benefit Concert

Keith Urban will momentarily step away from his 'American Idol' duties to host his fourth-annual We're All for the Hall benefit concert, scheduled for April 16 at Nashville's Bridgetone Arena.

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