Once-in-a-lifetime all-star concert honors Willie Nelson
Blackbird Presents announces that iconic singer-songwriter Dave Matthews joins the all-star lineup of artists performing at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event set to take place Saturday, January 12th at 7 pm CT at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Matthews joins an already-epic lineup of music stars featuring Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, Bobby Bare, Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, George Strait, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Jimmy Buffett, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Micah Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Norah Jones and The Little Willies, Ray Benson, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks and Vince Gill.
GRAMMY Award-winning Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 22 million tickets since the band’s inception and a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined. It is the first group in history to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 including their latest release, Come Tomorrow. Matthews has been on the Board of Directors of Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid since 2001, where the songwriting mavens first cemented their friendship. Matthews told Rolling Stone, of Nelson, back in 2009, “He genuinely has concern for the people around and the people that know him. The more you know him, the more he’s like that. He has written so many profound songs that I think there are sort of two different people, at least. The one that is this amazing contributor to the history of American music but then also this voice for the people.”
The event will be filmed for a broadcast television special to premiere on A&E Network in 2019.
Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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