The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibit showcasing the evolution of Nashville music in the late 1960s and early ’70s—Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City—was scheduled to end its 21-month run on Dec. 31, 2016, but the Museum announced today (Dec. 12) that it is extending the exhibit for an addition year.
The exhibit focuses mainly on Bob Dylan and his decision to record his album Blonde on Blonde in Nashville in 1966. Working with Music Row’s acclaimed session players like Charlie McCoy, Wayne Moss and Kenny Buttrey, often referred to as the “Nashville Cats,” Dylan produced a masterpiece album that is considered among his finest. Dylan recorded two more albums in Nashville and later appeared on Johnny Cash’s network television show, The Johnny Cash Show, which was filmed at the Ryman Auditorium. Following Dylan’s lead, other artists like Neil Young, Paul McCartney and Leonard Cohen became inspired to come to Music City and record with the famed Nashville Cats.
“Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats has been one of the most popular exhibits in the museum’s history,” said Museum CEO Kyle Young. “This is a testament not only to the enduring legacies of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, but also to the technical prowess and creative genius of the Nashville Cats. Celebrating unsung session players has yielded one of the most compelling narratives we’ve ever told.”
The compelling and informative exhibit will now run through Dec. 31, 2017.
photo courtesy of Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum