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Willie Nelson really has worked with everyone. Listen to him duet with Sinead O'Connor

I think we can officially say that Willie Nelson has worked with absolutely everyone in his long career. A while back I came across a blurb somewhere that mentioned that Willie Nelson had once recorded a song with Sinead O'Connor. You may remember Sinead as the bald Irish chick who pissed off Catholics by trash talking the Pope and ripping his picture up while performing on Saturday Night Live. She had that addictive song Nobody Compares 2 U back in the 90s. Despite all her craziness, Sinead has a very interesting voice so after reading that she and Willie had... Read more

Photo courtesy WillieNelson.com Jody Payne, a guitarist who toured with Willie Nelson for more than three decades, has died. He was 77. Nelson publicist Elaine Schock told The Associated Press she received an email from Payne's granddaughter Saturday saying the guitarist died that morning. According to a 2011 profile in The Mobile Press-Register, Payne toured with Nelson from 1973 to 2008. He retired to Stapleton, Ala., with his wife Vicki. There he continued playing music, teaching the guitar at a local music store. More details on Payne's death were not immediately available. A call to Payne's home was not answered.... Read more

Work it Willie! 80-year-old Willie Nelson and his sons, Lukas Nelson, 24, and Micah Nelson, 23, have loaned out their considerable coolness to menswear designer John Varvatos for his fall/winter line in a campaign called Willie Nelson and Sons. “His clothes look and feel good on your skin and are made for every man — and his sons,” said Nelson of Varvatos’ designer clothing. The designer says of working with Willie and his sons, “In all the iconic music ad campaigns we have shot over the last eight years, I have never been so moved as I was working with... Read more

Did you miss last night's "CMT Crossroads" featuring Willie Nelson? If you did then I've got you covered. You can now watch the full version online. Check it out below. You can also watch it on CMT here. Some of the highlights include: Jake White and Willie sing an impromptu “Red Headed Stranger” in Jack’s office Ashley Monroe kills vocals on “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” Norah Jones plays some old time stride piano and leads “Funny How Time Slips Away” Neil Young serenades Willie with his “Long May You Run” Sheryl Crow joins Willie on the old Big... Read more

Man alive, my funny bone hurts after watching this. Willie Nelson turns the big eight ohh (that's 80 just in case you didn't understand that whole eight ohh bit) on Tuesday and to celebrate he decided to head to Conan to try out for the part of Gandalf in the upcoming Hobbit 2 movie. Do I even need to mention that it's a stoned Gandalf? Yeah, didn't think so. Oh, and Gandalf responded to Willie's audition! Ian McKellen (Gandalf in the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings movies) tweeted Willie. Awesome! Dear Willie, You are far too young to play Gandy.But nice... Read more

Willie Nelson's new album "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (iTunes/Amazon) just hit stores today, but the country legend reveals in a new interview with the website Exclaim that he's already almost finished with his next album. Nelson further reveals that he and producer Buddy Cannon are already in the final stages of his next album, a collection of duets with many high-profile female vocalists. "We cut most of the tracks in Nashville with people like Barbra Streisand, Loretta Lynn, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss and Norah Jones," Nelson says. "Miranda Lambert and I just did one of the last songs... Read more

Yes, you read that headline right, the above picture is made entirely out of toast. The 352-piece toast portrait was created by Whole Foods' production-team leader Honey Thompson to celebrate the healthy grocery store's new online magazine Dark Rye. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thompson created the artwork by toasting each piece of bread individually and then using a blow torch to make the shading just right. Now all we need is George Strait in egg and Dolly Parton in bacon and we'd have us one yummy display. Like what we're sharing? Keep up with all the fun by following... Read more

It's a known fact that Willie Nelson has collaborated with pretty much anyone ever, but featuring on the new Megadeth track The Blackest Crow may still be something that will come as a surprise. Dave Mustaine of the group tweeted last night about meeting Willie in a restaurant in Austin, TX, and discussing Willie's guest contribution to a song which will include a slide guitar, something that Dave has apparently been wanting to incorporate into Megadeth's music. It has not been made official yet, but knowing Willie, anything is possible, and indeed likely. What do you think of this? Posted... Read more

Willie Nelson once shot a commercial for NASA with Frank Sinatra (video)

I love old finds like this. Check out this classic PSA that Willie Nelson shot with Old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, back about a hundred years ago touting the wonders of space technology helping in our every day lives. The Space Foundation has dug up a bunch of these old 80s videos and is now releasing them on their NASA spinoff technology YouTube page. I'm telling you, there really is nothing more awesome than early 80s PSAs. (io9.com) Read more

Yes you did hear that right. Just a few minutes ago, Ke$ha, known for her club-inspired pop hits such as ‘TiK ToK’ and ‘We R Who We R’, with lyrics about excessive partying and a LOT of facial glitter, tweeted the above Instagram picture of her and Willie, with the tagline, “TOLD YOU ME + WILLIE ARE BEST FRIENDS”. Bizarre. There have been some weird pairings in this industry, recently for example a video of Taylor Swift half-running, half-skipping towards Kanye West to give him a big friendly hug circled the internet. Plot twist much! Apparently Ke$ha and Willie met... Read more