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Nelson pulls out of festival with shoulder injury

Thursday - 9/26/2013, 10:34am  ET

FILE - This May 3, 2013 file photo shows Willie Nelson performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. The Capitol Theater's general manager says a stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage after a Nelson concert last Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

CHRIS TALBOTT
AP Music Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Willie Nelson has been forced to pull out of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival and three other shows due to a shoulder injury.

Nelson's publicist said Wednesday that the 80-year-old country music star is under a doctor's orders to rest his shoulder for a week, meaning he'll miss shows in Carmel, Ind., Charlotte, Mich., Springfield, Ill., and Saturday's appearance at the festival hosted by Zac Brown in Nashville, Tenn. The individual dates have or will be rescheduled.

Nelson is expected to be on the road again in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 15, the same day he releases his new duets album, "To All the Girls ... "

No further details about Nelson's injury were available.

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