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Willie Nelson Coming to The Centre in Evansville

A country music icon is coming to The Centre in Evansville.  Willie Nelson is bringing his Willie Nelson & Family tour to town on Monday, May 6th and tickets are set to go on sale this Friday.  We have all your tickets info here at WBKR.com!

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(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Kizzy Wants to Read Willie Nelson’s New Book [Audio]

Yep!  Willie Nelson is set to release a brand new memoir.  Roll Me Up and Smoke When I Die is set to be released on Tuesday, November 13th and Willie promises to spill the beans about his family, music, politics, and "smoking."  Kizzy called The WBKR Waking Crew this week to share her thoughts about the book and, trust us, she's got Georgia on her mind!  Listen . . .

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Willie Nelson Set to Headline 2012 Farm Aid Music Festival

Willie Nelson, along with rockers Dave Matthews, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, will headline and host this year’s annual Farm Aid Music Festival, which will take place at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Penn. on Sept. 22.

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(Image from Joan Rivers' Official Facebook page)
(Image from Joan Rivers' Official Facebook page)
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Joan Rivers Hates Everyone . . . Including Country Stars

Joan Rivers new book, I Hate Everyone  . . . Starting with Me, is hilarious.  I picked it up because I wanted something fun and light to read while I was lounging by the pool on vacation.  And Joan delivered with 242 pages of raucous, laugh-out-loud one-liners.  In the book, Joan takes on virtually anything and everything you can think of . . . including country music stars, who get a big shout-out on page 155.  Wanna know what Joan says about them?

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Willie Nelson Cancels Concerts Due to Illness

Country legend Willie Nelson has been forced to postpone back-to-back shows this week due to an unspecified illness. A statement on his website only explained Thursday night’s postponement in Washington D.C., saying, “The show tonight at 9:30 Club has been postponed due to illness. All tickets will be honored for the new date once it is rescheduled. Check back soon for more details.”

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New Music From Merle Haggard Available October 4th [VIDEO]

That's right "The Hag" Merle Haggard has a brand new CD coming out October 4th, "Working in Tennessee". You can pre-order your copy here . You can check out some cool new tracks like his classic "Working Man Blues" with Willie Nelson & Merle's son Ben Haggard. Merle was diagnosed with lung cancer back in 2008 and had part of his lung removed. At 74 years old Merle is sounding better than ever and still going strong!

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Country Stars On The Big Screen [VIDEO]

Alot of country music stars over the years has either did a cameo in a movie or was the main character in a movie like George Strait in "Pure Country" who can forget Jerry Reed as "Snowman" in "Smokey & the Bandit", Tim McGraw in "Flicka" or "The Blind Side" so many movies, so many country stars! Hope you enjoy some video clips of country stars on the big screen!  Be sure to comment on our WBKR Facebook page, if you know some movies we might have missed please feel free to share with us all?

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Moon and WBKR’s Day in the Country — July 12 –Vince Gill, Willie Nelson [Video]

It was on this date in 2007 that Vince Gill joined up with the Fruit of the Loom clothing company to do commercials for the firm.  They performed "Daddy Was the apple of My Eye". Wanna see it? Not the commercial, just Vince and the "Fruits" singing the song. Look.

Willie Nelson stirred up some controversy in 2005 when he released a reggae album.

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Steve Horn & George Jones
Steve Horn & George Jones
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Photos With The Stars – Share Yours?

Hi this is Steve Horn I've been with WBKR since 1989, I write and produce commercials here at WBKR kind of  behind the scenes, I'm still out and about occasionally broadcasting from somewhere having fun

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Greatest Country Duets – Who Is Your Favorite?

Listening to WBKR as I always do, this morning I heard the new duet from Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood "Remind Me" it got me to thinking about all the great duet partners over the years like Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn,  Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton,  George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson,  Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffet and so many more!

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Jamey Johnson Producing Gospel Album

I think it was about 5 or 6 years ago that I was watching David Letterman when he announced that his musical guest was going to be gospel act The Blind Boys of Alabama. I was completely unfamiliar with this name. And Letterman often welcomes obscure musicians to perform--with mixed results, I have to admit. After watching The Blind Boys of Alabama, I had to admit I was blown away.

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Willie Nelson Turned 78 Yesterday

Willie and Kenny Sing \"Blue Skies\"

Willlie just celebrated a birthday and what better way to commemorate it then with some "Blue Skies." All this wet weather has been a real bummer over the last week, let's brighten the day with a super cool video with the birthday boy himself. I thought this was a great version of the song and as a

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