Matthews, Knopfler Part of Nelson Tribute

Willie Nelson will be honored by country and rock favorites including Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, matchbox twenty’s Rob Thomas, Brian McKnight, Ryan Adams and Lee Ann Womack at a concert April 14 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The event will be taped for broadcast May 6 on the A&E cable channel, Billboard.com reports. Mark Knopfler and his band will back the guest artists. Nelson plays a regular concert April 12 at the Ryman. Patrons who buy a $75 ticket to that show will receive a free ticket to the cable taping. Tickets for the April 12 concert go on sale Saturday (March 16). 03/12/02