The Tennessean: This summer, the Country Music Hall of Fame will celebrate the release of “Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City,” a two-CD companion to the exhibit of the same name, by throwing a free concert downtown.
The evening of July 7, Fifth Avenue between Demonbreun Street and Korean Veterans Boulevard will be packed with food trucks (and food and drinks from Baja Sexto Taco, which is at the museum), face painters, balloon artists and other family-friendly activities.
The lineup of performers features Charlie McCoy, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna, John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina, Radney Foster, Kathy Mattea,Michael Nesmith, Jamie Hartford, Jason Ringenberg, Britt Ronstadt, Al Kooper,Tracy Nelson, Mac Gayden and Norbert Putnam. The Long Players, led by Bill Lloyd, will serve as the house band. The concert, hosted by Chris Lucky and Whit Huber of Hippie Radio, begins at 6 p.m.; the first 500 attendees will receive a commemorative Hatch Show Print poster.
The “Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats” album, which will be released on June 16, features 36 tracks, including an unreleased version of Bob Dylan’s “If Not for You,” as well as performances from The Byrds, Kris Kristofferson, Earl Scruggs, George Harrison, John Hartford, Joan Baez and Steve Goodman, among many others.Read More