Merle Haggard’s Star-Studded Tribute Concert Now Available Via Streaming & DVD

Merle Haggard’s Star-Studded Tribute Concert Now Available Via Streaming & DVD

More than 25 artists came together at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 6, 2017, to honor Merle Haggard on the one-year anniversary of his death.

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

Highlights of the show included Miranda Lambert’s “Misery and Gin,” Keith Richards’ “Sing Me Back Home,” Dierks Bentley’s “If We Make It Through December,” Willie Nelson and Toby Keith’s “Ramlin’ Fever,” and more.

The full-length concert film in all audio and video formats—including digital, streaming, and CD/DVD—is now available.

Merle, one of the legendary figures of country music, died on April 6, 2016, at age 79 from complications of pneumonia. Merle scored 38 Billboard No. 1 hits, won the Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year honor in 1970 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. The tribute concert took place on what would have been Merle’s 80th birthday.

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter