A sold-out show was held in Nashville in honor of Merle Hagard; 18,000 fans attended the concert in the Bridgestone Arena.
The show was recorded for “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard” which ranged from Kacey Musgraves to rock icon Keith Richards. The concert day would have been Haggard’s 80th birthday. The ‘Hag’ passed away on his 79th birthday in his Northern California home.
Highlights included Miranda Lambert performing “Misery and Gin,” and Tanya Tucker played “The Farmer’s Daughter.” Rock legend Keith Richards brought the house down with his performance of “Sing Me Back Home” with gospel group The McCrary Sisters. He then was joined by Willie Nelson for “Reasons to Quit,” which was one of many duets Nelson sang with Haggard.
Kenny Chesney also joined the fun by performing “Pancho and Lefty,” with Nelson before the song finale, Haggard’s iconic tune: “Okie from Muskogee.”
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