Watch Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith & More Sing “Okie From Muskogee” at Merle Haggard Tribute Concert

Watch Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith & More Sing “Okie From Muskogee” at Merle Haggard Tribute Concert

One year after Merle Haggard’s death, more than 30 stars gathered at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena last night (April 6) to pay tribute to the Hag on what would have been his 80th birthday.

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

Some of the night’s highlights included:

  • Jake Owen and Chris Janson: “Footlights”
  • The Avett Brothers: “Mama Tried”
  • Miranda Lambert: “Misery and Gin”
  • Hank Williams Jr: “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink”
  • Willie Nelson and Keith Richards: “Reasons to Quit”
  • Willie Nelson and Kenny Chesney: “Pancho and Lefty”
  • Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith: “Ramblin’ Fever”
  • All Artists: “Okie From Muskogee”

Below, watch as Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and the rest of the all-star crew close the show with “Okie From Muskogee.”

video by Taylor Hendrix

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs