Willie Nelson: Freedom on His Mind
The marijuana charges stemming from an incident last year in which Willie Nelson was charged with possession have gone up in smoke. TMZ reports that the country crooner will be on the road again soon, after he pays a $500 fine and agrees to stay out of trouble for 30 days. If Nelson agrees to plead no contest to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, then he'll settle up with the state of Texas. That's good news for the "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" singer, who faced a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and $2,000 fine - what a buzzkill. No word on whether he was asked to perform his hit "Georgia On My Mind" for the judge, as we reported back in March. The judge had agreed to count the courtroom performance as part of Nelson's community service, but it looks like he still dodged the charges for a song.