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``Merle Haggard for the Record'' Pay Per View Features Dwight Yoakam, Jewel, Connie Smith, Willie Nelson, Dick Clark, Ralph Emery & Freddy Powers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Sept. 16, 1999--

Dwight Yoakam, Jewel and Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith will perform live with Merle Haggard during his Pay-Per-View concert special, "Merle Haggard For The Record." Scheduled for October 2 from the Las Vegas Hilton, the show is being produced by TBA TV, a division of TBA Entertainment Corporation, and presented by BMG Music Service. The three-hour live broadcast will feature more than 30 of Haggard's number one hits, as well as other favorites.

Along with Willie Nelson, Dick Clark, Ralph Emery and Freddy Powers, other surprise guests will narrate a segment of Haggard's legendary life story. For ticket information call 1-800-222-5361.

Accompanying the Pay-Per-View special is the new two-CD album from TBA Records, Merle Haggard For The Record: 43 Legendary Hits. The package contains new recordings of Haggard standards, including duets with Alabama ("Ramblin' Fever"), Willie Nelson ("Pancho And Lefty"), Brooks & Dunn ("Movin' On") and Jewel ("Silver Wings," "That's The Way Love Goes"). BNA Records is marketing and distributing the album.

TBA Entertainment Corporation(Nasdaq/NM:TBAE) is a diversified entertainment company that produces corporate meetings and private shows through TBA's Corporate Communications and Entertainment division; develops innovative music marketing initiatives including concert tours, festivals and television broadcasts through TBA's Entertainment Marketing and Special Events division; designs, manufactures and fulfills merchandise for large entertainment and sporting events through TBA's Event Merchandising division; and manages the careers of some of today's most successful entertainers through its Artist Management division. With offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Atlanta and Indianapolis, TBA produces more than 1,000 events annually for corporate clients and entertainers worldwide. For more information, visit www.tbaent.com.
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