Roger Miller Tribute Concert to Feature Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Janson & More

Roger Miller Tribute Concert to Feature Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Janson & More

The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville will host a Roger Miller tribute concert, King of the Road: Celebrating The Music of Roger Miller, on March 22.

The all-star lineup includes Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Jamey Johnson, Wynonna, Rodney Crowell, Chris Janson, Lee Ann Womack, Larry Gatlin, Cake and The War and Treaty. Buddy Miller will serve as bandleader.

“I’m thrilled to see all these great artists coming out to celebrate my ol’ pal Roger Miller,” said Willie Nelson. “He was certainly one of a kind, his songs will live forever.”

Tickets go on sale on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. CT.  A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Thistle Farms, a nonprofit that aids female survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction.

Over the course of his 30-plus-year career, Roger Miller earned 11 Grammys and scored No. 1 hits with “Dang Me” and “King of the Road. Miller, who died in 1992 at age 56, was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, 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