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VIDEO Mean Tweets went country to celebrate CMAs

In celebration of last night’s CMA Awards, Jimmy Kimmel featured a country star-themed segment of his ever popular Mean Tweets. Some of the twangers gettin’ some hater’s bangers included Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line.

VIDEOS PHOTOS Johnny Depp plays guitar for Willie Nelson at Rodeo Austin during SXSW

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You never know who you are going to see at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, but the audience at Willie Nelson’s show was still surprised to see that the guitar player Willie introduced simply as “John” was actually Hollywood mega-star Johnny Depp. It doesn’t get any hipper, and it doesn’t get any weirder… Good ol’ Austin!

VIDEO Willie Nelson auditions for The Hobbit’s Gandalf the Wizard

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Country singer (and actor!) Willie Nelson is a seemingly ageless spiritual guru with a beard and long hair who is constantly traveling, likes to smoke, and almost always has a piece of wood with him in the form of his famous guitar, Trigger. So of course he would be a perfect fit to play JRR Tolkein’s wizened wizard, Gandalf! Now, thanks to the fine folks over at Conan O’Brien’s Team CoCo, here is Willie Wizard Nelson auditioning for the role in Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Hobbit 2!

Voters in Colorado, Washington approve recreational marijuana use

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While the big story from last night’s election was the victory of Barack Obama, a couple of western states snuck in a little “you know what” laws while the rest of us weren’t looking. The people of Colorado and Washington have voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. It’s a major breakthrough in the long fight for legalization of cannabis but don’t go whipping out your bongs and calling up Willie and Snoop just yet. As always, there’s a catch.

PHOTOS VIDEOS & SETLIST from “We Walk the Line” Johnny Cash tribute concert in Austin

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The music industry’s spiritual elite gathered in Austin, Texas this weekend for a tribute concert in honor of The Man In Black, Johnny Cash. Dubbed “We Walk The Line: a Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash,” the star-studded event raised spirits of those in attendance while simultaneously raising funds to fight Duchenne muscular dystrophy through Charley’s Fund. Keep reading for tons of photos and videos from the concert including performances by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Willie’s daughter Amy Nelson, Waylon Jenning’s son Shooter Jennings, Lucinda Williams, Amy Lee (of Evanescence), Shelby Lynne, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jamey Johnson, Rhett Miller (of the Old ’97’s), Brandi Carlile, Andy Grammer, Pat Monahan (of Train), Ronnie Dunn, Samuel Beam (Iron & Wine), and even emcee Matthew McConaughey, who delivered his own rendition of Cash’s title track from his fourth American Recordings release, The Man Comes Around.

VIDEO Willie Nelson overshadows Coldplay with their own song during Grammys

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Last night’s Grammys was a seriously star laden affair with veterans Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and a reunited Beach Boys joining the likes of newcomers Adele and Taylor Swift. With all of these mega-names British band Coldplay got somewhat lost in the shadows and to make matters worse were topped by a commercial that followed their performance. See the great Chipotle ad featuring Willie Nelson singing Coldplay’s song “The Scientist” and find out why the British rockers shouldn’t feel bad about it at all.