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The April 6th concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena commemorates the first anniversary of his death and what would have been his 80th birthday. He actually passed on April 6th, his 79th birthday. Merle's parents were from Checotah, Oklahoma -- Carrie Underwood's hometown.
Also on tap to perform are Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Junior, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, Ben Haggard, John Anderson, Connie Smith and Bobby Bare.
Tickets go on sale Friday. The show is being taped. No mention if it will be a TV show or a DVD.