Country music legend Charlie Daniels will join tomorrow’s FREE concert hosted by the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum. The event will celebrate the release of Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, a two-disc audio companion to the exhibition of the same name. Festivities will be held on 5th Avenue South, between Demonbreun Street and Korean Veterans Boulevard and begin at 5 p.m. The concert begins at 6 p.m. In the event of rain, performances will be moved inside, to the museum’s Event Hall.
Daniels joins an all-star line-up of artists that includes John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina, Julie Christensen, Radney Foster, Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Jamie Hartford, Al Kooper, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Nelson (who contributed to the album’s liner notes), Michael Nesmith (Monkees), Jason Ringenberg (Jason & The Scorchers), Britt Ronstadt (Linda Ronstadt’s niece), and special guests.
Tracks from the new album will be performed live by Music City favorites the Long Players led by Bill Lloyd (serving as the evening’s house band) and by some of the legendary session players from the original recordings, including Nashville Cats Mac Gayden, Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy and Norbert Putnam.
The family-friendly evening begins at 5 p.m. with face painting and balloon artists for kids. Some of Nashville’s favorite food trucks will be on hand, and guests will be able to purchase Mexican cuisine, including tacos, quesadillas, and flautas—as well as wine, beer and margaritas—from Bajo Sexto Taco, located at the museum. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and the first 200 attendees to arrive will receive a commemorative Hatch Show Print poster.
The album Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, issued jointly by Sony Legacy Recordings and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is available now. It features a previously unreleased version of Bob Dylan’s “If Not for You” and 35 other essential tracks.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibition Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, presented by Citi, opened March 27, 2015, and runs through December 31, 2016. For more information, including an exhibit summary, photos, and video, click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using #DylanCashExhibit.