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Willie Nelson: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Mar 14 2012

At age 78, martial arts enthusiast Willie Nelson holds a black belt in rebellious country music. And though in his long career he's reached dizzying heights of musical success, and weathered IRS-generated lows, Nelson has also emerged as a powerful activist for the voiceless independent farms of America with his Farm Aid nonprofit. The versatile performer appears next on Lionel Richie's album Tuskegee, the pair covering Richie's hit "Easy" with a Southern twist. A renewed deal with Sony's Legacy Recordings means that new material and rare archival songs from Nelson are on the way.

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