Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church and More to Play Waylon Jennings Tribute
The stage of Austin's Moody Theater will be packed with country's biggest stars as they join together to pay tribute to Waylon Jennings' legacy on July 6.
OUTLAW: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings will feature Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Kris Kristofferson, Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Ryan Bingham, Chris Stapleton, Shooter Jennings, Billie Joe Shaver and Jennings' widow, Jessi Colter. Many of the evening's biggest names will already be in Austin to take part in Nelson's 4th of July Picnic at the Austin360 Amphitheater.
"Waylon Jennings was my friend, brother and musical soul mate," Nelson says. "Playing his songs with these incredible artists is going to be one hell of a concert event."
Legendary producers Don Was and Buddy Cannon will be co-directing the event and more performers are still to be announced.
"I was very close to my dad; we had a great relationship," Shooter Jennings says. "There is a very large contingent of Waylon fans out there. I've heard from them all my life. Some of them have an image of him as sort of like Hank Williams Jr., though, and he really wasn't like that. He liked hunting, movies and different kinds of music. . . He really liked Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Metallica, all different kinds of music I was into. He loved hearing the music that inspired me."
The late Jennings died in 2002 from complications from diabetes. He was 64 years old.
Ticket information is available here. For those unable to attend, the show will also be recorded for future distribution.
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