About a week before Merle Haggard's death, the Marketing Director for the Show Me Center said Haggard had canceled all of his April performances with Willie Nelson and Family because he received doctors orders to rest after his battle with double pneumonia.
The tour will mark the first time that Willie Nelson and Family & Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas have shared the stage together. The two groups’ unique personalities combined with impeccable musicianship and decades of award-winning songs are sure to create a show full of unforgettable moments.
The performance, billed as Willie Nelson and Family, will feature cuts from his upcoming album “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” planned for release April 16.
Ruth works with Scooter Franks and the Scooterville team and travels around selling merchandise at Willie Nelson and Family shows. Along the way, she gathers and collects these really cool concert programs — and I am so grateful that she sent me some to share here. Thanks, Ruthie!