The list of superstars set to pay tribute to country legend Merle Haggard keeps getting bigger. Country stars Toby Keith and Alabama, along with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, are set to perform at the 2017 tribute show Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard.
Jake Owen has just released a new single, “American Country Love Song,” and to celebrate he decided to record a cover of one of his favorite love songs, “Close Enough to Perfect” by Alabama. Owen appears solo in a video from iHeart Radio, playing an electric guitar and crooning the sentimental tune he says he grew up listening to.
This year the Country Cares arm of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's fundraising celebrates its 26th year. Randy Owen has been the face of a platform that has included hundreds of country radio stations and raised over $600 million dollars. He says he has a successor in mind, and a goal to hit before he steps away.