In recent years, Blackbird Presents has been putting together all-star tribute concerts to honor some of the most renowned names in music. Today, they’ve announced another installment in their series, titled Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard, bringing dozens of artists together for the cause.The organizers revealed their initial lineup today, with Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lnn, The Avett Brothers, Hank Williams Jr., Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, Ben Haggard, John Anderson, Connie Smith, Bobby Bare and more all performing for the event. It’s scheduled to take place on April 6th, 2017, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.Merle Haggard was a lifelong musician who gained famed for his hit country-western song “Okie From Muskogee” in 1969. With well-known songs like “Sing Me Back Home” and “Mama Tried” in the Grateful Dead repertoire, Haggard’s legacy is rich among the vast world of music lovers. He passed away on April 6th, 2016, on his 79th birthday, and the tribute concert will take place on the exact day of his 80th birthday.For all the information about this show, head to the official website here.
Tom Watson won the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am for his first professional victory in Florida, closing with a 1-under 70 in cold and windy conditions for a one-stroke margin over Jay Haas and Andy Bean. The round was played in temperatures reaching the low 40s, with 30 mph gusts. Indonesian Open Finland’s Mikko Ilonen shot a 1-under-70 for a one-stroke victory in the Indonesian Open, sanctioned by the European and Asian tours. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Scott Sterling parred the 18th hole and David Lutterus had a bogey to give the American a one-stroke victory in the Jacob’s Creek Open on Sunday in Australia. Sterling finished with a 1-under-par 71 on the Kooyonga Golf Club course, where Australian Lutterus – a 21-year-old part-time bartender – has been a member for seven years. Sterling finished with a 12-under 276 total. “It’s unbelievable,” Sterling said of his first Nationwide Tour victory. “We all play to win, but until you actually do it … you always have some kind of doubts because you haven’t done it. “Knowing that you can do it and actually doing it is nice, very rewarding.” Lutterus, a second-year pro who had a final-round 72, blocked his tee shot on the 370-yard, par-4 18th and his attempted recovery skipped across the green, leading to a bogey. “I felt fantastic on the (18th) tee, I thought `Here we go’, but just came out of it and finished in that wake, which cost me,” Lutterus said. Sterling, a 35-year-old Texan, calmly tapped in a two-foot putt for par and victory. Australians held the other leading placings in the joint Nationwide-Australasian PGA tour event, with Marc Leishman (69), and Brendan Jones (71) finishing tied for third with 10-under 278 totals. Outback Open