More of country music's biggest names are lining up to be apart of Merle Haggard's Tribute concert. Toby Keith, Alabama and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons are among the newest names that have been added to the impressive list of acts slated to play at an upcoming musical event.
The concert, Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard, is scheduled to be held on April 6 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, which would have been Haggard's 80th birthday, and the one-year anniversary of the country legend's death. Haggard passed away on April 6, 2016, following a bout of pneumonia.
Previously announced artists taking the stage at Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard includes Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., the Avett Brothers and Alison Krauss. Joining the aforementioned artists will also be Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, Ben Haggard, John Anderson, Connie Smith and Bobby Bare.
Artist: Merle Haggard. Photo: Chelsea Lauren, WireImage
“I am honored to produce a show that celebrates the life and music of Merle Haggard," says Keith Wortman, one of the executive producers behind and creators of the Haggard tribute show. “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."
Tickets for Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard are on sale now through Ticketmaster, with more information available on MusicOfMerle.com.