Kris Kristofferson, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Kenny Chesney, Chris Cornell and many more will salute Johnny Cash on April 20 in Austin Texas with We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash.
In the year that would mark his 80th birthday, the concert, which will take place at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theatre, will not only pay tribute to Cash and his music, but also to his roots and his heritage. Performances will include GRAMMY-winning and GRAMMY- nominated musicians Carolina Chocolate Drops, Kenny Chesney, Chris Cornell, Ronnie Dunn, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Ray LaMontagne, Amy Lee and Lucinda Williams, as well as performances by Brandi Carlile, Andy Grammer, John Hiatt, Shooter Jennings and Rhett Miller with more performers to be announced shortly. Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash will be produced and distributed in conjunction with Legacy Recordings, the division of Sony Music Entertainment that serves as the home of Johnny Cash’s music catalog. Additionally the John R. Cash Revocable Trust has endorsed this endeavor and will be involved in capturing the authenticity and essence of Johnny Cash’s legend.
Legacy Recordings is set to celebrate this landmark year with a full slate of projects to be released throughout the next 12 months. First up is Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth, a 2-CD, 51-track collection which comprises gospel and spiritual recordings made by Cash in the 1970s and ‘80s, to be released on April 3, 2012.