Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert and more are set to perform at an all-star Merle Haggard Tribute show. “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard” will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 6.
The date marks one year since the Haggard’s passing and what would’ve been his 80th birthday. The lineup is a mix of Haggard’s musical confidants and superstars from the country and Americana worlds.
The lineup so far includes Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams, Jr., John Anderson, Bobby Bare, The Avett Brothers, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams and Ben Haggard (Haggard’s youngest son). Look for more names on the bill in the following weeks.
Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on March 3.
This is sure to be a memorable show. Blackbird Presents has put together several similar tribute shows for artists like Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash.
The artists who perform at their tributes usually take great care to prepare their material. Haggard’s music has made a tremendous impact on the music and careers of all of the artists included in the lineup.