Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, and Hank Williams Jr. are just a few of the artists signed on for the “Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard” tribute concert.
The event will be held April 6 at
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Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo.
The concert will feature some of country and Southern music’s biggest names performing Merle’s songs from throughout his 50-year career. Additional artists include The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams and
“Sing Me Back Home” will be produced by Haggard’s family, Blackbird Presents, and Willie Nelson.
“I am honored to produce a show that celebrates the life and music of Merle Haggard,” Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents said. “His music and lyrics continue to shape the lives of musicians and millions of fans. I can’t think of any better way to celebrate his 80th birthday than to honor his legacy with this extraordinary event. It’s going to be an unforgettable evening.”
Polllstar recently had the chance to speak with Wortman about the “Last Waltz” tour, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Band’s farewell show.
Tickets to “Sing Me Back Home” go on sale March 3 at 11 a.m. CST. Learn more about the event at MusicOfMerle.com.