Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Feature Luke Combs, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle & More

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Feature Luke Combs, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle & More

For the fifth year in a row, Willie Nelson and pals will be heading to Austin, Texas, for his 46th annual Fourth of July Picnic.

More than a dozen acts will join Willie and his family, including Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Hayes Carll, Colter Wall, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Gene Watson, Billy Joe Shaver, Johnny Bush, Folk Uke, Raelyn Nelson Band and The Casey Kristofferson Band.

The Independence Day event will take place at Austin’s Circuit of Americas racetrack, featuring music on two stages—the Austin 360 Amphitheater and the venue’s Grand Plaza. A fireworks display will cap the evening.

Tickets are on sale now.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson