Eric Church, Elle King & More To Perform At Willie Nelson Tribute Show At The LBJ Presidential Library In Austin, Texas

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Pamela Springsteen

The celebrations continue for the great Willie Nelson, and very deservedly so.

The country icon will turn 90 years old this Saturday, and of course, there will be a massive two-day concert event for the red headed stranger featuring performances by Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Snoop Dogg and many more.

And today, it was announced that Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Elle King and Lyle Lovett will pay tribute to Willie with performances as he receives the highest honor from the LBJ Foundation, the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award.

The event is a gala that will take place on Friday, May 12th, at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.

Larry Temple, chairman of the LBJ Foundation Board of Trustees, says they selected the aforementioned artists because of how Willie inspired their own music careers:

“It’s a reflection of Willie’s impactful legacy that these extraordinary artists will be paying tribute to him.

We couldn’t be happier with how the evening is shaping up.”

A limited amount of tickets are available to the public, and more information about tickets can be found at

“The #LBJFoundation will be honoring Willie at their gala on May 12 with special performances by @ericchurchmusic, @samhuntmusic, @elleking and @lyle_lovett at the @lbjlibrary!

To learn more about this special event, visit”

Net proceeds from the gala will benefit the newly-established Willie Nelson Endowment for Uplifting Rural Communities at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, which is a part of The University of Texas at Austin.

The Willie Nelson Endowment will fund research and student fellowships focused on sustainable agriculture, eliminating hunger, resilient energy, sustainable water and natural disaster recovery to benefit rural communities.

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