DYLAN, CASH, AND THE NASHVILLE CATS
In recent years, lots of attention has been paid to Nashville’s expansion beyond the country music community, as rockers like Jack White, the Black Keys and Kings of Leon have relocated here to take advantage of the history, atmosphere and infrastructure of Music City, U.S.A. But this, of course, isn’t the first time that artists outside the country tradition have been attracted to Nashville. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, dozens of rock and folk acts traveled to Tennessee and, in a series of unlikely alliances, emerged with an astonishing number of big hits and classic recordings.
The era is documented in “Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City,” an exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
- A NEW MUSIC CITY, CMF Press 2015, Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum exhibition book, 112 pages. ISBN 978-0915608249.