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Dylan Fest: Rolling Stone Country’s Best Backstage Photos

Kacey Musgraves, Kesha, Emmylou Harris and Jason Isbell were among the artists paying tribute to Bob Dylan in Nashville

Kacey Musgraves, Dylan Fest

Kacey Musgraves poses backstage at Dylan Fest, a two-night celebration of Bob Dylan, in Nashville.

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In honor of his 75th birthday on May 24th, the music of Bob Dylan was celebrated over two nights this week in Nashville on the hallowed stage of the Ryman Auditorium. Artists from all genres — from Kesha and Kacey Musgraves to Ann Wilson and Jason Isbell — performed some of Dylan's most well-known songs, as well as deeper cuts to satisfy even the most passionate of Dylan-ologists. Here's our exclusive gallery of all the backstage action. (All photos by Joseph Llanes.)

Caleb Followill, the Whigs, Dylan Fest

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Caleb Followill & the Whigs

Members of the Whigs, who played "I Want You," caught up with Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill and Liam O'Neill in the halls of the Ryman. 

Eric Pulido, Danny Masterson, Dylan Fest

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Eric Pulido & Danny Masterson

Danny Masterson, of the new Netflix series The Ranch, and Eric Pulido, of the band Midlake, performed Dylan's "Tangled Up in Blue" with Masterson's wife Bijou Phillips.

Nikki Lane, Hugh Masterson, Dylan Fest

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Corey Chisel, Nikki Lane & Hugh Masterson

Corey Chisel takes a bite out of Nikki Lane, as she and Hugh Bob catch up in the wings of the Ryman.

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