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Willie Nelson to sing at Peace Prize party

Country singer Willie Nelson will serenade Jimmy Carter when the former president goes on the road again.

Nelson, guitarist Carlos Santana and teen rocker Michelle Branch are to headline this year's Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway.

The Dec. 11 extravaganza will honor Carter, who is being recognized by the Nobel committee this year for his "untiring effort" to seek peaceful solutions to global problems.

Carter, a fan of country music, is planning to attend the concert with most of his family. All four of his children and their families plan to travel to Oslo.

Actors Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange will serve as emcees of the ceremony for the evening gala a day after the more solemn prize ceremony at Oslo City Hall. A torchlight parade Dec. 10 will also pay tribute to Carter.

Snippets of an official Nobel documentary produced by British company TWI will be broadcast during the concert. A three-member filming crew spent six days this month in Georgia interviewing Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, officials at the Carter Center and friends and family in Plains.

Producer Louise Murray said the half-hour film primarily focuses on Carter's work for peace since leaving the White House.

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