John To Headline Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard All Star Celebration April 6th

Blackbird Presents, Willie Nelson, and the family of Merle Haggard 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 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: performances by Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, Ben Haggard, John Anderson, 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 number one 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 go on sale Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10 A.M. CST online at, by phone at 800-745- 3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. Citi is the official credit card of Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard. Citi card members will have access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning today Feb. 23, 2017 at 12 P.M. CST. For complete presale details visit]. For complete show details please