Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, George Strait, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson & More to Headline Willie Nelson Tribute

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Willie Nelson performs in concert at ACL Live on Dec. 31, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

"Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw" will take place on Jan. 12 in Nashville.

An all-star group of artists will celebrate the life and music of Willie Nelson at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 12 for "Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw." The show will feature Alison Krauss, George Strait, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones and the Little Willies, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, John Mellencamp and many more. Additional performers will be announced for the show soon.  

According to a statement, the celebration for the 85 year-old country legend will feature his greatest hits performed by a roster of friends and will be filmed and recorded for a broadcast special slated to air on the A&E Network in 2019. Tickets will go on sale on Monday (Nov. 12) at 10 a.m. CT here. Nelson released his 67th album this year, Last Man Standing, as well as a collection of Frank Sinatra covers, My Way. Nelson also recently released "Vote 'Em Out," a political anthem aimed at getting Americans to the polls in the recent midterm election and supported Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke.