Willie Nelson Tribute Concert Featuring George Strait, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris & More to Air on A&E

Willie Nelson Tribute Concert Featuring George Strait, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris & More to Air on A&E

An all-star cast of performers hit the stage to pay tribute to country icon Willie Nelson at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 12, 2019.

The tribute concert—Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw—featured performances by Willie, Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Bare, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Micah Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, George Strait, Jack Johnson, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones and The Little Willies, Sheryl Crow, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, and Vince Gill.

A&E announced it will air a two-hour television special, Willie Nelson: American Outlaw, at 10 p.m. ET on April 12.

The TV special features more than 20 never-before-televised performances from the tribute concert, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage of Willie and some of music’s biggest superstars, and an all-star singalong of Wille’s classic hit “On The Road Again.”

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