“Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw” will assemble Jack Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Sheryl Crow and more in Nashville
By STEPHEN L. BETTS, Rolling Stone
At 85 years old, American icon Willie Nelson continues to inspire fans and fellow artists with his music, activism and philanthropy. On January 12th, 2019, an all-star cast will gather at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to pay tribute to the legendary entertainer with “Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw,” a concert event featuring Nelson, 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, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, and Vince Gill.
Additional performers will be revealed in the coming weeks, with surprise guests and one-of-a-kind collaborations also expected to be unveiled during the show. The concert will also be filmed and recorded for a television special slated to air on A&E next year. Nelson was previously the focus of a 2004 star-studded live album and TV special, Outlaws and Angels.