Life Lessons From Willie Nelson

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Jena Ardell
Willie Nelson's political proclamation nearly overshadowed the two-day celebration honoring the musician at Gershwin Prize Ceremony last week. Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, performed a rendition of his 1986 song "Living In the Promised Land" for the first time since 2004.

Before playing the track, he commented on the Syrian refugee debate that's currently ongoing: "I think this is one of the most appropriate songs that we could do for this period in America. Many years ago, I recorded this song and I felt like this might be a good time to kind of try to bring it back."

"There was nothing overtly political in the performances," The LA Times reported. "After Nelson delivered the last lyric, "And room for everyone. Living in the Promiseland," the bipartisan crowd gave him a standing ovation."

The 82-year-old legend hasn't let a recent operation keep him 'laid up' for long. Nelson recently revealed he had undergone a stem-cell operation to improve his lung health. The operation was cited as the reason he was forced to reschedule the opening dates of his Django and Jimmie Tour with Haggard.

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What You Outta Know About Alanis Morissette, In Illustrated Form

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Jena Ardell
It's hard to believe Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill turns 20 this year! It was basically the only album both pre-teens and their mothers owned in the 90s that dropped the f bomb; and the lyrics and angst-y vibe are still resonating with today's youth.

To honor the milestone, Morissette penned an essay about the journey of Jagged Little Pill and is releasing a box-set deluxe-edition reissue of the album. We dare you to not sing along.

We were tickled by Morissette's recent appearance on James Corden's Late Late Show, where she and Corden performed an comedy version of "Ironic" for the social media age.

During Corden's interview, he asked Morissette to share the harrowing experience when she was followed home, held at gunpoint, and robbed shortly after arriving in Los Angeles at age 19.

Last month, the well-spoken siren launched a podcast titled Conversation With Alanis Morissette where she hosts conversations with doctors, educators and therapists discussing everything from psychology and art to relationships and health. You can subscribe on iTunes or YouTube.

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