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“Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw” will assemble Jack Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Sheryl Crow and more in Nashville

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Willie Nelson will be the focus of an all-star tribute concert in Nashville.

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At 85 years old, American icon Willie Nelson continues to inspire fans and fellow artists with his music, activism and philanthropy. On January 12th, 2019, an all-star cast will gather at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to pay tribute to the legendary entertainer with “Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw,” a concert event featuring Nelson, Alison Krauss, the Avett Brothers, George Strait, Jack Johnson, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones and the Little Willies, Sheryl Crow, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, and Vince Gill.

Additional performers will be revealed in the coming weeks, with surprise guests and one-of-a-kind collaborations also expected to be unveiled during the show. The concert will also be filmed and recorded for a television special slated to air on A&E next year. Nelson was previously the focus of a 2004 star-studded live album and TV special, Outlaws and Angels.

Nelson, who turns 86 years old next April, has just released his 68th studio LP, My Way, a heartfelt tribute to Frank Sinatra. The set was his second album released in 2018, following Last Man Standing, which bowed in April and featured all-new songs penned by Nelson with longtime collaborator and producer Buddy Cannon. The Country Music Hall of Fame member, who headlined an Austin campaign rally for Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke in September, also debuted the new political anthem “Vote ‘Em Out,” encouraging Americans to flock to the polls on Election Day.

Tickets for “Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw,” a production of Blackbird Presents, go on sale Monday, November 12th at 10:00 a.m. CT. For more information, visit the official concert website.


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