Hag concert tribute release coming in December
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Hag concert tribute release coming in December

Friday, November 13, 2020 – Blackbird Presents will release "Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard," a concert celebrating the Hag, on Dec. 11.

The concert event was a one-night only gathering of artists that joined together at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2017 to honor the songs of Haggard. Blackbird Presents / Caroline Records will release the full-length concert film as a CD/DVD combo.

"Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard" features performances by Alabama, Ben Haggard, Billy F Gibbons, Bobby Bare, Buddy Miller, Chris Janson, Connie Smith, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., Jake Owen, Jamey Johnson, John Anderson, John Mellencamp, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Richards, Kenny Chesney, Aaron Lewis, Loretta Lynn, Lucinda Williams, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Miranda Lambert, Rodney Crowell, Ronnie Dunn, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, The Avett Brothers, Toby Keith, Warren Haynes and Willie Nelson.

Performance highlights include, "Mama Tried" (performed by The Avett Brothers), "If We Make It Through December" (performed by Dierks Bentley), "Misery and Gin" (performed by Miranda Lambert), "Ramblin' Fever" (performed by Toby Keith and Willie Nelson), a very special performance of "Sing Me Back Home" (performed by Keith Richards), and an all-star ensemble performance of "Okie From Muskogee."

Keith Wortman, Mark Rothbaum and Theresa Haggard are the creators and executive producers of the show. Don Was, Ben Haggard and Buddy Cannon served as music directors.


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