Willie Nelson joins in the Mardi Gras fun in New Orleans.

Country music icon Willie Nelson throws some beads as he rides in a Mardi Gras parade Feb. 26 in New Orleans. Several parades have been held, marking the first Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina devestated the city in the fall. Nelson recently made headlines by covering the country tune, "Cowboys are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)," which he released exclusively via Apple's iTunes music store.

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