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

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

Originally presented in the Museum's galleries from 2015-2018, "Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City" explores the impact of  Bob Dylan’s 1960s Nashville recordings, Johnny Cash’s groundbreaking and perception-broadening television show, and the community of ace session musicians known as the “Nashville Cats.”

Explore the story now, newly adapted specifically for an online audience: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/dylancashcats

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Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
  • Mac Gayden • Nashville Cats, 2013

    During this 2013 program, master guitarist and songwriter Mac Gayden reminisces about his influential career—which includes decades of laying down licks for countless pop, country, and R&B recordings, and co-writing multi-genre, multi-decade hit "Everlasting Love"—and performs a selection of song...

  • Dylan Disc by Disc • Panel Discussion with Author Jon Bream, 2015

    For his book “Dylan: Disc by Disc,” music critic and author Jon Bream talked with fifty-five musicians, journalists, and scholars about every album recorded by Bob Dylan. Here, Bream hosts a conversation about the albums Dylan recorded in Nashville, including “Blonde on Blonde,” “John Wesley Hard...

  • The Nashville Cats in Concert

    Original Nashville Cats David Briggs, Mac Gayden, Lloyd Green, Kenny Malone, Wayne Moss, and Norbert Putnam, led by Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy, come back together for a 2015 concert celebrating an influential musical era and its two pivotal stars, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. T...

  • Eric Andersen • Songs and Interview, 2015

    One of the prominent figures to rise from the Greenwich Village contemporary folk scene in the 1960s, Eric Andersen performs and discusses his career here, in a program hosted by steel guitarist Pete Finney, co-curator of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibition “Dylan, Cash, and th...

  • Bob Dylan’s Nashville Recordings, Revisited • Panel Discussion, 2017

    Princeton University history professor Sean Wilentz speaks about Bob Dylan’s strong ties to Nashville and country music as part of “Is It Rolling, Bob?,” a panel discussion at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum focusing on Dylan’s 1966 Nashville-made album, “Blonde on Blonde.”

    Wilentz wro...

  • Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, the Nashville Works • Panel Discussion, 2015

    During this 2015 panel discussion, Ron Cornelius, Charlie Daniels, Sylvie Simmons, and Bob Wilson talk about Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, as part of a series of educational events held in support of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibition “Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New...

  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on ‘Will the Circle be Unbroken,’ 2015

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members Bob Carpenter, Jimmie Fadden, Jeff Hanna, and John McEuen come together here to discuss their “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” albums, and talk about encounters with their heroes and peers, during a July 2, 2015 program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    In...