Today, Blackbird Presents has announced a very special event, Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw, A Willie Nelson All-Star Concert Celebration. Going down on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 7 pm CT at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, the event will honor 85-year-old Willie Nelson and feature an impressive array of artists to perform his greatest hits. Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw, A Willie Nelson All-Star Concert Celebration will be filmed and recorded for a major broadcast special slated to air on A&E Network in 2019.
Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw will feature performances by Willie Nelson himself as well as Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, George Strait, Jack Johnson, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones and The Little Willies, Sheryl Crow, and Vince Gill. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks, along with surprise guests and unforgettable collaborations to be revealed at the show.
“Willie and his songs mean everything to music artists and fans alike. Like Willie, they have inspired us to remain true to ourselves in every possible way. This incredible lineup of artists on this show is a testament to that,” says Blackbird Presents CEO Keith Wortman.
About Willie Nelson, the press release elaborates,
In his 85th year, Willie Nelson is more prolific than ever. In 2018 alone, he’s released his 67th studio album (Last Man Standing), a stirring collection of his favorite Sinatra songs (My Way) and headlined the largest touring festival in North America (Outlaw Music Festival). Willie is America’s music hero. It’s hard to put into words what he means to singers, songwriters, musicians, and people all over the world. Through life’s ups and downs, heartbreaks and rewards, Willie and his songs have been a dear and constant friend to all of us. He’s a trusted father figure to millions of Americans by lifting them up through FARM AID and his annual JULY 4th PICNIC. He’s the clear inspiration for dozens of today’s biggest stars from all genres of music.
Tickets go on sale Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 10 a.m. CT here. VIP packages including great seats and exclusive merchandise will be available. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Thursday, November 8th at 10 a.m. CT until Sunday, November 11th at 10 p.m. CT through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details, click here.