Waylon Jennings Tribute Concert to Benefit Texas Flood Victims
A diverse lineup of country's edgiest artists will gather in Austin in July to pay tribute to the legendary Waylon Jennings, with the proceeds going to a good cause.
Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Bingham, Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton, Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter and Billy Joe Shaver are all scheduled to perform at a special concert event billed as Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings, which will take place at Austin City Limits Live on July 6. The musicians will all perform selections from Jennings' catalog.
Jennings was one of the main driving forces of the 1970s Outlaw Country movement, with hits including "Good Hearted Woman," "I'm a Ramblin' Man," "I've Always Been Crazy" and "I Ain't Living Long Like This." He passed away in 2002 at the age of 64.
"Waylon Jennings was my friend, brother and musical soul mate," Nelson says in a press release. "Playing his songs with these incredible artists is going to be one hell of a concert event."
Some of the proceeds from the show will go to help victims of the widespread floods that took place in Texas around Memorial Day. 100 percent of the proceeds from an exclusive after party will benfit the United Way. The show will also be filmed for broadcast at a later time.
Tickets for Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings will go on sale Monday, June 15, at 10AM CDT through ACL Live/Ticketfly, by phone at (877) 987-6487, or at the ACL Live Box Office. More artists are yet to be announced.
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