The family of Merle Haggard, Blackbird Presents and Willie Nelson will host an all-star concert event taping, titled Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
The concert, which will begin at 7 p.m. CT, honors what would have been Haggard’s 80th birthday and the one-year anniversary of his passing.
The event will feature performances from Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, Ben Haggard, John Anderson, Connie Smith and Bobby Bare. Additional performers to be announced in the coming weeks.
Keith Wortman, Mark Rothbaum and Theresa Haggard are the creators and executive producers of the show. Don Was, Ben Haggard and Buddy Cannon will serve as music directors and preside over a house band backing the performers at the taping. The event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation.
Tickets on sale Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. CT online at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office.
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