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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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth