And the winner of the best lineup ever assembled in country music goes to ...

Check this out: Willie, Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Asleep At The Wheel, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell, Leon Russell -- and that's just who they're telling us about now.

This year Willie and the Family return to Austin, where it all began some 40 years ago. After a long run at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth, they'll be moving it to The Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas.

"The first 4th of July picnic was outside Austin at Dripping Springs, Texas," said Willie Nelson, "I got the idea from Woodstock about how music could bring people from different places together. I had just moved to Austin and had come torealize what a great music center it was and could be. I thought it would be a nice idea to, this year have it back in Austin.


Tickets will be available online at,,, Ticketmaster Outlets throughout Texas or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.