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‘Outlaw’ Is an Entertaining, Authoritative Account of Nashville’s Rebel Years

Three of country music's biggest names, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, and how they changed one of America's most conservative music scenes.

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John McCutcheon: This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America

The ever-relevant songbook of folk's immortal influence comes to life again.

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The Best of Times: Texas Artists Performing the Music of Sara Hickman

Texans band together for the kids.

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Merle Haggard: Working in Tennessee

Merle Haggard's new album sounds good, but doesn't add anything to his legacy.

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The 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO

In mid-September each year, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival caps off the summer season with musically varied artists and a three-hour Grand Tasting featuring over 150 beers from 50 microbreweries.

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Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown: 21 June 2011 - Red Rocks Amphitheater

The smell of chewing tobacco, and the sight of cowboy hats and cut-off jean shorts were enough to make even the most weathered cowboy say something along the lines of, “Well, my God, this is a party”.

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Willie Nelson in the Twilight Glow

At 77, Willie's hair is now down to his tailbone, and you can see his trademark red locks fade to gray about midway up his back -- it's like examining the rings of a tree.

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Bob Dylan + Willie Nelson + John Mellencamp: 28 July 2009 - Durham, NC

Who would deny the appeal of the Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp/Bob Dylan ballpark tour, even after we agree that Mellencamp doesn't belong with such a distinguished duo?

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5 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

Willie Sounds Better Naked

Editing the original RCA tapes makes the songs on Naked Willie so much better that I’m remembering the reasons why I fell in love with Willie Nelson so many years ago.

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Willie Nelson / Asleep at the Wheel: Willie and the Wheel

Nelson is the ideal singer for this sort of material, but a magical voice like his just doesn't belong in such mundane, stilted surroundings.

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25 Feb 2009 // 2:03 AM

ABOARD WILLIE NELSON’S BUS IN WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A couple of Texas cowboys are parked in an alleyway behind the F.M. Kirby Center

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Willie Nelson is teaming up with one of my favorite bands, Asleep at the Wheel, for an album of western swing tunes, Willie and the

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26 Nov 2008 // 12:00 AM

Willie Nelson + Mary McBride

For the entire night, you are not sure if you are present to hear Willie Nelson's music or simply to see the man himself. In the end, you attend for both.

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Countrypolitik: What’s Right and What’s Left About Country Music

At a first glance, country music seems traditionally allied with the sort of down-home, small-town ethics and values touted by the Republicans. But the politics of country music has never been a simple red or blue.

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Various Artists: The Imus Ranch Record

Despite the big mouth and poor judgement that got him in trouble recently, radio host Don Imus is a pretty good guy. He and his

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Willie Nelson: Stardust (Legacy Edition)

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Willie Nelson’s classic 1978 interpretation of the Great American Songbook receives a double-disc makeover.

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18 Jun 2008 // 4:03 AM

“Willie Nelson: An Epic Life” by Joe Nick Patoski Little, Brown ($27.99) Willie Nelson’s first name really is Willie. Not William. Just Willie. That’s

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Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Four jam-packed discs still represent a truncated guidebook to the maze that is Willie Nelson’s life work.

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22 Apr 2008 // 9:59 PM

Willie Nelson: An Epic Life by Joe Nick Patoski

New Willie Nelson biography light on revelations, but fans will relish intimate details.

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AUSTIN, Texas - Wives have come and gone, but one woman has been at Willie Nelson’s side from the start. He calls her “Sister

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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