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Chesney, Lambert, Nelson Among Artists Announced For Merle Haggard Tribute

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — A constellation of country stars are aligning as part of a massive tribute concert to the late, great Merle Haggard.

Hosted by Haggard’s family and country legend Willie Nelson, the Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard concert will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena April 6, 2017, coinciding with what would have been Haggard's 80th birthday.

The bill for the tribute includes Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Hank Williams Jr. Loretta Lynn, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, Ben Haggard, John Anderson, Connie Smith, Bobby Bare and more TBA.

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 the house band backing the performers. 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.