Toby Keith and Alabama join Merle Haggard tribute line-up

21st Mar 17 | Entertainment News

Country stars Toby Keith and Alabama will join Willie Nelson and Kenny Chesney at an upcoming concert in memory of the late Merle Haggard.

The legendary country rocker died on his 79th birthday last April (16), and in February (17), his son Ben announced plans for an all-star gig to mark the first anniversary of Merle's death.

Toby, Alabama, and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons have become the latest artists to sign on for the big show, which will also feature previously-announced performers Willie, Kenny, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Jr., Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ronnie Dunn, and Kacey Musgraves, among many others.

An All-Star Concert Celebration Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard will take place on 6 April (17) at Nashville, Tennessee's Bridgestone Arena.

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