COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM TO CLOSE MAJOR EXHIBITION DYLAN, CASH, AND THE NASHVILLE CATS: A NEW MUSIC CITY FEBRUARY 18
Closing Programs to Include Appearances by Nashville Cats Mac Gayden and Norbert Putnam
January 5, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn., – Jan. 5, 2018 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s critically acclaimed exhibition Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, will close on February 18. To celebrate the exhibit’s three year run, the museum will present three weekends of special programs including appearances by Nashville Cats Mac Gayden on Feb. 11 and Norbert Putnam on Feb. 18.
Closing programs in support of Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats include:
Sunday, February 4
10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m. - Film Screening: Old Crow Medicine Show Plays Blonde on Blonde (2017)
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. - Musician Spotlight: Pete Finney: Pedal Steel
Saturday, February 10
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. - Family Program: Design an Album Cover – Nashville Cats Style
Sunday, February 11
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. - Musician Spotlight: Mac Gayden: Guitar
Sunday, February 18
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. - Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments: Nashville Cats Style
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. - Film Screening: The Johnny Cash Show: New Nashville Sounds (1971)
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. - Musician Spotlight: Norbert Putnam: Bass
Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats examines the Nashville music scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Bob Dylan bucked executives at his record label and surprised fans when he came to Nashville in 1966 to record his classic album Blonde on Blonde. Working with the city’s unmatched session musicians, Dylan produced a rock & roll masterpiece and went on to record two more albums there. Dylan’s embrace of Nashville and its musicians—the Nashville Cats—inspired many other artists, among them Neil Young, Joan Baez, Paul McCartney and Leonard Cohen, to follow him to Music City.
Around the same time, Johnny Cash was recruiting folk and rock musicians—including Dylan—to appear on his groundbreaking network television show, The Johnny Cash Show, shot at the Ryman Auditorium. Co-curated by the museum’s curatorial team and guest curator Pete Finney, the exhibition explores this unique period in Music City’s history through dozens of artifacts and an array of audiovisual treasures.
For more information about the exhibition and upcoming programs, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.