There are no recent bookmarks.

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City

Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at ONLINE

Apr 12 2021
-
Dec 31 2021
Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City

Originally presented in the museum’s galleries from 2015 to 2018, Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City has been adapted for an online audience. The exhibit explores Bob Dylan’s Nashville recordings in the 1960s and his impact on the local music industry; the role of Country Music Hall of Fame member Johnny Cash’s groundbreaking television show in expanding the perception of Nashville as a music center welcoming to all; and the importance of the community of ace session musicians, known as the “Nashville Cats.” The Nashville Cats, whose members included Kenny Buttrey, Lloyd Green, Country Music Hall of Fame members Charlie Daniels, Charlie McCoy, Jerry Reed and Hargus “Pig” Robbins and others, are featured on many significant recordings of the late 1960s and 1970s, including Neil Young’s Harvest, Leonard Cohen’s Songs from a Room, the Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Linda Ronstadt’s Silk Purse and multiple Dylan albums.

As a result of Nashville’s changing image, more and more artists chose to record there. In addition, there was a new blending of musical genres that further influenced musicians in Nashville and beyond. This is evident today as Nashville’s music community includes internationally recognized rockers, pop hitmakers and singer-songwriters of every genre, many drawing inspiration from the groundbreaking work of Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats, who expanded the image and meaning of Music City USA.

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City features vintage clips from The Johnny Cash Show, rare archival footage and images of artifacts including:

  • The handwritten manuscript for “Wanted Man,” a song Dylan wrote for Cash in Nashville, which Cash recorded for his 1969 album Johnny Cash at San Quentin
  • A mahogany 1949 Martin 00-17 that Dylan used in the early 1960s
  • Lloyd Green’s Sho-Bud pedal steel guitar, used on the Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo and other classic recordings
    Norbert Putnam’s Fender Precision bass, used on recordings by Linda Ronstadt (“Long Long Time”), Tony Joe White (“Polk Salad Annie”), Joan Baez and Country Music Hall of Fame members Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Presley
  • Cash’s Eaves Costume Company suit, which he wore on his network TV series The Johnny Cash Show

This exhibition is made possible by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES grant award. [1]With NEH funding, the museum built a platform to support these and future online exhibits. In addition, the grant award underwrote the photography of more than 300 collections objects for addition to the museum’s digital archive. [1] Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Source: Country Music Hall of Fame

 

ADMISSION INFO

FREE

View the exhibit online here.

    Official Website

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Oct 20, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 21, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 22, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 23, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 24, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 25, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Mon)
  • Oct 26, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 27, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 28, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 29, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 30, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sun)
  • Nov 1, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Mon)
  • Nov 2, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 3, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 4, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)
  • Nov 5, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 6, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 7, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sun)
  • Nov 8, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Mon)
  • Nov 9, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 10, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 11, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)
  • Nov 12, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 13, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 14, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Sun)
  • Nov 15, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Mon)
  • Nov 16, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 17, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 18, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:55 pm (Thu)

View more

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

WHAT'S NEARBY - ONLINE

FILTER MAP BY

FILTER MAP BY

CONNECT WITH Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    Email
/
    Website
/
    Facebook
/
    Twitter
/
    Instagram
/


Summer Vacation Deals