Johnny Cash’s fellow Highwaymen Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson will perform at a musical tribute to the Man in Black on November 10th at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
The show’s lineup will reflect Cash’s cross-genre appeal and influence, with Sheryl Crow among the rock performers planning to perform. Fellow country music renegade Steve Earle and Cash’s daughter Rosanne will also play. Other performers who have been approached to perform include Bruce Springsteen and U2 frontman Bono.
The Ryman, a country music institution, had a long, storied history with Cash. He performed there for several years before his welcome was revoked when he famously smashed the stage footlights in 1965. He would return to the Ryman, though, hosting his prime-time television series, which ran from 1969 to 1971, there.
The event will be free, though no information has been released yet about the distribution of tickets.
Cash died on September 12th of complications from diabetes. He was seventy-one.