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Willie Nelson’s Armadillo Finds Its Way Home

After a week apart, Willie Nelson and his armadillo have been reunited, and the critter is officially 'on the road again.' The band's unofficial (and dearly loved) mascot was stolen following a Sept. 19 concert, but was finally returned unharmed Friday morning (Sept. 27).

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Man Dancing Wildly at Willie Nelson Concert Goes Viral

One man at a Willie Nelson concert took the expression "dance like no one's watching" to its limits with a flailing performance that left those at the show amazed and amused. Thankfully, it was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube. This 75-second clip is guaranteed to brighten your day. 

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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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Fly to Nashville to See Zac Brown Band + More at Southern Ground Food and Music Festival

The Zac Brown Band is hosting three nights of America's ultimate food and music festival this September. Sound like the ultimate party for a country fan like you? Well, it is – and we want to send you there.

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Willie Nelson and Farm Aid 2013 Headed to New York

Almost 25 years ago, country icon Willie Nelson, along with rockers Neil Young and John Mellencamp, dreamt up the Farm Aid Music Festival. It's still going strong today, widely known as the longest-running benefit concert in the country, and will once again take place this fall, in upstate New York.

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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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