Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard available on CD/DVD in Dec
Blackbird Presents is proud to announce the worldwide CD/DVD release of Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard. The concert event was a one-night only gathering of artists that joined together at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in 2017 to honor the songs of music legend Merle Haggard. Blackbird Presents/Caroline Records will release the full-length concert film as a CD/DVD combo.
Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard features captivating performances by Alabama, Ben Haggard, Billy F Gibbons, Bobby Bare, Buddy Miller, Chris Janson, Connie Smith, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., Jake Owen, Jamey Johnson, John Anderson, John Mellencamp, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Richards, Kenny Chesney, Aaron Lewis, Loretta Lynn, Lucinda Williams, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Miranda Lambert, Rodney Crowell, Ronnie Dunn, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, The Avett Brothers, Toby Keith, Warren Haynes, and Willie Nelson.
Performance highlights include, “Mama Tried” (performed by The Avett Brothers), “If We Make It Through December” (Performed by Dierks Bentley), “Misery and Gin” (Performed by Miranda Lambert), “Ramblin’ Fever” (Performed by Toby Keith and Willie Nelson), a very special performance of “Sing Me Back Home” (performed by Keith Richards), and an all-star ensemble performance of “Okie From Muskogee.”
In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Merle Haggard racked up an astounding 38 No. 1 country hits and every major award imaginable. Songs like “Mama Tried,” “Okie From Muskogee,” “I’m A Lonesome Fugitive” and “The Fightin’ Side Of Me” continue to inspire new generations of artists and fans alike. He was an iconoclast who refused to bend to country music convention and helped create the indelible Bakersfield sound. He gave voice to outlaws and outsiders and in a way that few, if any, have ever equaled.
Keith Wortman, Mark Rothbaum and Theresa Haggard are the creators and executive producers of the show. Don Was, Ben Haggard and Buddy Cannon served as music directors.