Set List: An All-Star Tribute to Merle Haggard at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

by VVN Music

Last Thursday night (April 6), an amazing lineup of starts gathered at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to salute one of country music's greatest artists, the late-Merle Haggard.

While these kinds of tributes are becoming commonplace in the music world, there usually are between eight and fifteen musicians taking the stage to perform songs. Haggard, though, had so many friends and admirers, that the bill for this concert grew to 29 with Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss, Toby Keith, John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams, Jr., Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Ronnie Dunn, Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Bobby Bare, Connie Smith, John Anderson, Jake Owen, the Avett Brothers, Chris Janson, Aaron Lewis and Merle's son, Ben Haggard.

Those artists took on 31 Haggard classics that covered much of his catalog with Krauss taking on his first single, Sing a Sad Song, and Connie Smith and the Strangers taking on his last official single release, a remake of That's the Way Love Goes. In between were such classics as Today I Started Loving You Again, Mama Tried, Workin' Man Blues, If We Make It Through December and, of course, Okie From Muskogee.

The show was taped for broadcast at a later date.

The set list:
  • What Am I Gonna Do - Ben Haggard & the Strangers
  • Heaven Was a Drink of Wine - Ben Haggard, Aaron Lewis & the Strangers 
  • Farmer's Daughter - Tanya Tucker & the Strangers 
  • The Fugitive - Bobby Bare & the Strangers 
  • That's the Way Love Goes - Connie Smith & the Strangers 
  • Big City - John Anderson & the Strangers 
  • Carolyn/Daddy Frank - Toby Keith & the Strangers 
  • Footlights - Jake Owen and Chris Janson 
  • Misery & Gin - Miranda Lambert 
  • You Don't Have Very Far to Go - Rodney Crowell 
  • Kern River - Jamey Johnson 
  • If I Could Only Fly - Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss
  • Sing a Sad Song - Alison Krauss 
  • Silver Wings - Alabama 
  • I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink - Hank Williams Jr. 
  • Today I Started Loving You - Loretta Lynn 
  • Honky Tonk Nighttime Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd 
  • Mama Tried - The Avett Brothers 
  • White Line Fever - John Mellencamp 
  • Rainbow Stew - Kacey Musgraves 
  • It's All in the Movies - Ronnie Dunn 
  • The Bottle Let Me Down - Billy Gibbons 
  • Workin' Man Blues - Warren Haynes and Billy Gibbons 
  • If We Make It Through December - Dierks Bentley 
  • Going Where the Lonely Go - Lucinda Williams 
  • Natural High - Sheryl Crow 
  • Sing Me Back Home - Keith Richards 
  • Reasons to Quit - Keith Richards and Willie Nelson 
  • Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson and Kenny Chesney 
  • Ramblin' Fever - Willie Nelson and Toby Keith 
  • Okie From Muskogee - Willie Nelson and All

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