Brad Paisley, Eric Church lead tribute for ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons in Nashville

Matthew Leimkuehler
Nashville Tennessean

Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Lucinda Williams and more pay tribute to longtime — and long-bearded — ZZ Top founder-guitarist Billy Gibbons next month in Nashville. 

Paisley and company salute the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer at a one-night "Tribute to Billy Gibbons" show set for May 16 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Limited capacity tickets go on sale Friday via opry.com

Billy Gibbons performs during the Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, March 8, 2018.

The lineup continues with actor-musician Dennis Quaid, Jimmie Vaughan, Larkin Poe, Ronnie Milsap, Travis Tritt, Tim Montana, Guthrie Trapp and "special guests" to be announced, per a news release. 

America Salutes You produces the event, with concert donations benefitting military and first-responder non-profit groups such as the USO and ThanksUSA. 

The house band features Fred Eltringham (drums), Mike Merritt (bass), Audley Freed (guitar), Richie LaBamba Rosenberg (trombone), Joe Sublett (sax) and Mike Pender (trumpet). Show music director Martin Guigui joins on piano.