Kid Rock, Al Green and Ben Harper have joined the cast of performers for the third “Willie Nelson & Friends” television special. As previously reported, performances will be taped May 5th at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater. The resulting two-hour special will air on the U.S. Memorial Day holiday (May 31) on the USA Network.
Others slated to appear are Jerry Lee Lewis, Toby Keith, Merle Haggard, Al Green, Shelby Lynne, Rickie Lee Jones, Toots Hibbert and the Holmes Brothers. Although originally co-billed for the performance by the venue, Lucinda Williams’ name is not among the list of participants provided by USA. The show’s subtitle has also changed from “One More for the Road” to “Outlaws and Angels.”
As previously reported, Nelson will saddle up another contingent of his “friends” to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day. The 71-year-old artist’s annual 4th of July Picnic will take place at Texas’ Fort Worth Stockyards and feature Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Asleep At The Wheel, Los Lonely Boys, Ray Price and Leon Russell, among others.