Album Features Unreleased Bob Dylan Track;
Available Everywhere Today
The album Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music Cityfeatures an unreleased version of Bob Dylan's "If Not for You" and 35 other essential tracks. The set is available today, issued jointly by Sony Legacy Recordings and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The collection features classic recordings such as the Byrds’ “You Ain’t Going Nowhere,” J.J. Cale’s “Crazy Mama,” Johnny Cash’s “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” Leonard Cohen’s “Bird on the Wire,” Bob Dylan’s “Absolutely Sweet Marie,” George Harrison’s “Behind That Locked Door,” John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind,” Paul McCartney’s “Sally G,” the Monkees’ “Some of Shelly’s Blues,” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” and Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold,” among others.
To celebrate the album’s release, the museum will host a FREE concert, to be held on 5th Avenue South, between Demonbreun Street and Korean Veterans Boulevard, Tuesday, July 7, at 6 p.m. Performers set to perform include 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) and many more. Fans can also follow a special Spotify playlist with cuts from the album and commentary from Charlie Daniels, who worked as a studio musician, playing lead guitar and bass, on albums by Dylan, Cohen, and others.
The museum’s 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.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®. Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and under agreements with the National Endowment for the Arts.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.