July 7, 2015
To 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, the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum hosted a free concert on 5th Avenue South, between Demonbreun Street and Korean Veterans Boulevard.
The all-star line-up of artists performing included 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), and Charlie Daniels. Tracks from the new album were 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 and Norbert Putnam.
Jason Ringenberg performing "Absolutely Sweet Marie."
Charlie McCoy performing "Harpoon Man."
Tracy Nelson singing "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" at the show.
Julie Christensen singing "Bird On A Wire."
John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina performing "It Ain't Me Babe" to the crowd.
Britt Ronstadt singing "Silver Wings."
Jamie Hartford performing "Gentle On My Mind" at the concert.
Bill Lloyd singing "Sally G."
Radney Foster performing "Hickory Wind" at the concert.
Kathy Mattea playing "Heart of Gold" on guitar.
Jeff Hanna singing "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" for the audience.
Michael Nesmith singing "Some of Shelly's Blues."
Charlie Daniels performing "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight."
All of the musicians gathered to perform "Matchbox" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" to end the show.
The crowd enjoying the concert.
Fans enjoying the live music.
Large crowd for the concert.
Stage view of the crowd.
Bill Lloyd and Charlie McCoy performing together.
Charlie McCoy and Kathy Mattea performing together.