An all-star cast of performers hit the stage to pay tribute to country icon Willie Nelson at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 12, 2019.

The tribute concert titled Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw featured performances by Willie, Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Bare, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Micah Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ray Benson, Steve Earle, 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.

A&E announced it will air a two-hour television special, Willie Nelson: American Outlaw, at 10 p.m. ET on April 12. The TV special will feature more than 20 never-before-televised performances from the tribute concert, exclusive interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage.

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