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WILLIE NELSON, KENNY CHESNEY, MIRANDA LAMBERT, JOHN MELLENCAMP AND DIERKS BENTLEY

WILLIE NELSON, KENNY CHESNEY, MIRANDA LAMBERT, JOHN MELLENCAMP AND DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION HONORING MERLE HAGGARD 
SING ME BACK HOME: THE MUSIC OF MERLE HAGGARD AN ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION  TO BE HELD AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA ON APRIL 6, 2017 
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 3 AT 11 A.M. CT VIA TICKETMASTER
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The family of Merle Haggard, Blackbird Presents and Willie Nelson are proud to announce Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard, an
all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville,
Tennessee on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. CT in honor of what
would have been Merle’s 80th birthday and the one-year anniversary of his passing.
This
one night-only concert event taping will bring together fans, friends
and music icons to honor the life and songs of music legend Merle
Haggard. Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard will feature performances by Willie
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.
In
a career that spanned more than 50 years, Merle Haggard racked up an
astounding 38 No. 1 country hits and every major award imaginable. Songs
like “Mama Tried,” “Okie From Muskogee,” “I’m A Lonesome Fugitive” and
“The Fightin’ Side Of Me” continue to inspire new generations of artists
and fans alike, and as we approach what would have been a major
milestone, the time has come to celebrate his truly remarkable career.
He was an iconoclast who refused to bend to country music convention and
helped create the indelible Bakersfield sound. He gave voice to outlaws
and outsiders and in a way that few, if any, have ever equaled. 
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.
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 stellar house band
backing the performers at this historic concert event 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. 
“I
am so very thankful for this tribute to my husband, Merle Haggard. 
Please come join me and my family at this fantastic show that Merle
would be so proud of,” said Theresa Haggard.
“I
am honored to produce a show that celebrates the life and music of
Merle Haggard,” says Wortman. “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.”
FOR COMPLETE SHOW DETAILS AND OFFICIAL CONCERT WEBSITE, VISIT: http://musicofmerle.com  #musicofmerle

About Blackbird Presents: 
Blackbird
Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a
range of strategies including large-scale concert events and festivals,
broadcast series and specials and music releases featuring major music
stars across all genres and demographics. http://blackbirdpresents.com 

Blackbird’s
other recent concerts, broadcast specials, and releases include
Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, Dear Jerry: Celebrating The
Music of Jerry Garcia, The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson,
Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings, and All My Friends:
Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, the latter of which
earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s
awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”

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