Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings Premieres Friday (April 7) on CMT

CMT Hot 20 Is All-New From the ACM Awards

Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings tribute premieres Friday (April 7) on CMT.

Filmed live at Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater in July 2015, the two-hour special will celebrate the life and music of the late Country Music Hall of Famer with performances by Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Alison Krauss, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Bingham, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Shooter Jennings, Buddy Miller, Jessi Colter, Robert Earl Keen and Bobby Bare. The show will also have in-depth interviews with the artists and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

The project was created by Keith Wortman and Mark Rothbaum, along with Colter and Shooter Jennings. Grammy winners Don Was and Buddy Cannon served as music directors for the project.

The CD/DVD set and digital download are available now from Amazon.

Additionally, relive all the Vegas action from the 52nd annual ACM Awards on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, airing Saturday and Sunday (April 8-9) at 9 a.m. ET/PT. Co-hosts Cody Alan and Katie Cook will have backstage interviews with Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi and more. Plus, the show will highlight the 2017 class of Country Music Hall of Fame inductees.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.