The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville will host a Roger Miller tribute concert, King of the Road: Celebrating The Music of Roger Miller, on March 22.
The all-star lineup includes Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Jamey Johnson, Wynonna, Rodney Crowell, Chris Janson, Lee Ann Womack, Larry Gatlin, Cake and The War and Treaty. Buddy Miller will serve as bandleader.
“I’m thrilled to see all these great artists coming out to celebrate my ol’ pal Roger Miller,” said Willie Nelson. “He was certainly one of a kind, his songs will live forever.”
Tickets go on sale on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. CT. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Thistle Farms, a nonprofit that aids female survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction.
Over the course of his 30-plus-year career, Roger Miller earned 11 Grammys and scored No. 1 hits with “Dang Me” and “King of the Road. Miller, who died in 1992 at age 56, was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995.
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