Last of the Breed

Last of the Breed

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 9:30pm

Pictured: Elizabeth McQueen, Ray Benson, David Sanger, Eddie Rivers, David Miller, John Witby and Jason Roberts.

Courtesy of Brio Yiapan

The treasure trove of honky-tonk hits and Texas swing tunes that turned the album Last of the Breed — by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price — into a major-selling hit airs as a once-in-a-lifetime concert event. When you tune in you'lll learn how you can get VIP tickets to see Dwight Yoakam & Old Crow Medicine Show at CMAC on August 27. Last of the Breed airs Friday, August 19, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Taped on March 25, 2007, at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago during the final performance of their sold out tour that played to rave reviews, Nelson, Haggard and Price (backed by Grammy Award winning “Kings of Texas Swing” Asleep at the Wheel, led by Ray Benson, and Ray Price backed by his Cherokee Cowboys) deliver rousing performances of their greatest hits in the richest voices this side of the Rio Grande. Their timeless music — warm yet gritty, powerful and honest — is bound to have viewers singing along from beginning to end.