The tribute concert for legendary country star Willie Nelson has added more artists to its lineup, including Chris Stapleton and Eric Church.
Other newly-announced artists are Emmylou Harris, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Bare, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Micah Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ray Benson, and Steve Earle. This group of performers will join the already-impressive lineup, consisting of George Strait, Alison Krauss, the Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones and the Little Willies, Sheryl Crow, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, and Vince Gill.
The show, where Nelson will also perform, will pay homage to his 62-year career, just as he nears his 86th birthday. Blackbird Presents CEO Keith Wortman explained that Nelson’s music means “everything to music artists and fans alike.”
“Like Willie, they have inspired us to remain true to ourselves in every possible way,” Wortman said in a statement when the show was first announced. “This incredible lineup of artists on this show is a testament to that.”
“Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw” will take place on January 12 at Nashville’s Bridegestone Arena. The event will also be filmed for a TV special, set to air in 2019 on A&E.