Willie Nelson

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    August 19, 2014

    Arlin Troutt, Marijuana Activist, Vows to Appeal Ruling on Arizona Cultivation Limit

    When Arlin Troutt was sentenced in February of 1996 for a marijuana-selling conspiracy, a crowd of supporters came to the Minneapolis federal courtroom to cheer him on. The Arizona resident and former front-man for a line of hemp-wear affiliated with country singer Willie Nelson had been convicted ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    The Winners of the Second Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Willie Nelson & Family - Celebrity Theater - 12/18/13

    Last night Willie Nelson & Family played to a sold-out crowd at Celebrity Theatre--and it was quite the family affair. Not just because Nelson had about half of his own immediate family members on stage, but because the intimate setting embraced a crowd that was as comfortable with other Willie Nels ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Willie Nelson Remains The Culture's Favorite Counterculture Hero

    Country music legend, activist, author, poet, actor--Willie Nelson fits into any one of these categories. He helped shape outlaw country towards the end of the 1960s, by bringing country artists who felt restricted by the Nashville sound together with "hippie" rock musicians, and his classic, low-ke ... More >>

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    July 28, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    The Railroad Revival Tour: Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, John C. Reilly, and More Just Announced Shows

    "Let's duet!" The Valley hasn't been short on Willie Nelson sightings this year, but The Railroad Revival Tour's second go-round promises to deliver some signature Willie thrills with added bonuses: he'll be joined in downtown Tempe on Friday, October 25, by John C. Reilly (yeah, he sings too), Ban ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Willie Nelson, Comerica Theatre, 3/12/12

    Willie Nelson and Family Comerica Theatre Monday, March 12 See the full Willie Nelson slideshow here. It was a quarter after eight when the Red-Headed Stranger took the stage at Comerica Theatre last night. He hadn't even played a note, but he crowd of retirees stood in applause beside younger adm ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Chipotle Releases The Cutest Commercial Since Kia's Dancing Hamsters

    You may have already seen what I think is the cutest commercial since those adorable hamsters dancing to the black sheep. It's also one of the saddest and most heartfelt commercial that I have seen in a very long time. It's been making its way around design websites over the last couple months and i ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Incoming: Willie Nelson, Jenny Owen Youngs, Tommy Trash

    ​Renowned country singer, marijuana activist and all-American man Willie Nelson is planning on heading to Phoenix in March. Good ol' Shotgun Willie will be "on the road again" before we know it.You know what that means: it's time to start shopping for a new cowboy hat.Willie Nelson, Jenny Owe ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Blind Boys of Alabama Founding Member Jimmy Carter: "We're Testing the Water, and I Hope We Don't Drown."

    Blind Boys of Alabama​Ladies and gentlemen, The Blind Boys of Alabama have gone country. Well, kind of. The long running gospel group, which formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind way back in 1939, released Take the High Road in April of this year. Featuring Hank Williams Jr., Willi ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    The Black Keys File Lawsuits Against Ad Agency

    ​The Black Keys have sued ad advertising agency for using their hit single in a commercial without getting permission or paying royalties, according to Pitchfork.The blues rock duo has filed two lawsuits against Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners for using The Black Keys' song "Tighten Up" ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Willie Nelson Endorses Pro-Pot Republican for President

    Wikimedia CommonsWillie Nelson​Country music legend Willie Nelson, whose marijuana use is also legendary, has endorsed Republican candidate Gary Johnson for president in 2012.Nelson, founder of the newly formed Teapot Party, met with Johnson (a former governor of New Mexico) after a Nelson c ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    July 15, 2010
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    April 8, 2010
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    December 10, 2009

    Kid Rock and Kevin Costner Headline Country Thunder 2010? Ugh.

    ​Last year Kid Rock headlined Tempe Music Fest. This year he's headlining Country Thunder. Is it just me or should the two festivals, which took place the same weekend last year, definitly not have this much in common?Country Thunder does bring us Willie Nelson on Saturday, but that's barely enoug ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Hillbilly Deluxe

    BR549 founder brings hick renaissance to Rhythm Room

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    April 27, 2009

    Dylan Brings Minor League Ballpark Tour To Glendale

    Bob Dylan, ever the people's musician, has announced he will take on a summer tour of America's prestigious minor league baseball stadiums to Glendale's brand new Camelback Ranch Ballpark on August 11. He has also employed the services of über-American musicians John Cougar Mellenamp and Willie Nel ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Willie and Wailin'

    Outlaw icon’s daughter displays some serious, er, chops

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    January 27, 2009

    Jan. 27 In Blogs: Phil Gordon, Steelers, Joe Arpaio and More

    We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Mayor Phil Gordon Kills Plan to Give Self Two More Years Pittsburgh S ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Willie Nelson Concert at Dodge a Quintessential American Experience

    If I didn't know better, I'd suspect country music legends entered in to an informal tontine some time in the mid-60s, pledging to play each other's best songs after the others had passed, all the way down to the last man standing. Depending on who all you're willing to call a legend, Willie Nelson ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    December 28, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>

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    November 16, 2008

    Show Announcements: Willie Nelson, Staind, Chris Isaak, Katy Perry

    There were a massive amount of upcoming shows announced this week, including Willie Nelson on the road again and possibly three of the four worst nu metal bands of all time (Staind, Papa Roach, Hoobastank) on a single stage… with the insufferable Adam Carolla. Crooner Chris Isaak and Stro ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    December 14, 2006

    Willie Nelson

    (Lost Highway)

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    August 24, 2006

    John Fogerty and Willie Nelson

    The relevance in the room

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    July 13, 2006

    The Full Nelson

    Willie make it

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    August 11, 2005

    Mt. Egypt

    Contact high

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    May 5, 2005

    Full Nelson

    Willie performs 50 years' worth of music at Celebrity Theatre

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    November 27, 2003

    Pallin' Around

    Willie Nelson brings his buddies on tour

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    October 9, 2003

    Stranger Danger

    Former Geraldine Fibbers front woman Carla Bozulich takes on Red Headed Stranger -- with help from ol' Willie himself

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    August 7, 2003

    Subpoena Me!

    The record industry thinks I'm a criminal. Here's the evidence.

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    July 3, 2003

    Mares on Michelob

    With "Beers For My Horses," Willie Nelson proves attempts to mummify him are premature

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    May 9, 2002

    Townes Van Zandt

    The Best Of (Tomato)

    A Gentle Evening With (Dualtone)

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    July 12, 2001

    Forbidden Fruit

    The kiddies should be lining up as we slap a parental advisory on the latest batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases

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    June 14, 2001

    Ode to Billy Joe

    Billy Joe Shaver has a stunning new album in stores. But he can't enjoy it.

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    October 12, 2000

    Shotgun Franny

    Local blues diva gets some Texas-size love from the Red-Headed Stranger

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    June 22, 2000

    Tough All Over

    A lifetime of ups and downs helps 'Bama songbird Shelby Lynne craft a stunning Southern pop masterpiece

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    April 20, 2000

    Various artists

    The I-10 Chronicles
    (Back Porch)

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    April 6, 2000

    Return of the Rev

    Born again with a new label and album, the Reverend Horton Heat continues to preach his holy trinity of booze, broads and cars

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    August 26, 1999
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    December 18, 1997

    Copy Cats

    In the tired realm of tribute albums, imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence

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    June 26, 1997

    Wanted Man

    Johnny Cash may be just a legend, but he has never sounded better

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    February 29, 1996
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    October 12, 1995
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    March 2, 1994
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