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Johnny Cash remembered in Austin 

added: 23 Apr 2012 // by: VVN Music 

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A long list of veteran and modern performers gathered at Austin's ACL Live on Friday night to salute the late Johnny Cash with We Walk the Line: a Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash. The evening was a benefit to raise money for fighting Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

In addition to the artists out front, the night featured a backing band that included such greats as Ian McLagan (Small Faces/Faces), Don Was (Was (Not Was)), Buddy Miller, Kenny Aronoff and Greg Leisz along with host Matthew McConaughey who also took a turn at singing.

While there were a number of solo highlights during the evening, including Lucinda Williams' take on the late-life Cash hit Hurt, it was the duets that brought the crowd to its feet. Late in the show, the two still living Highwaymen, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, took the stage with Jamey Johnson sitting in for Cash and Shooter Jennings for his later-father Waylon Jennings.

The set list:

Set 1

Folsom Prison Blues - Brandi Carlyle
Get Rhythm - Andy Grammer
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Amy Lee (of Evanescence)
Hey Porter - Buddy Miller
Why Me Lord? - Shelby Lynn
Help Me Make It Through the Night - Pat Monahan (of Train)
It Ain't Me Babe - Pat Monahan & Shelby Lynn
Sunday Morning Coming Down - Jamey Johnson & Kris Kristofferson
Jackson - Carolina Chocolate Drops
Wreck of the Old '97 - Rhett Miller (of the Old '97's)

Set 2

Ring of Fire - Ronnie Dunn
When the Man Comes Around - Matthew McConaughey
Cocaine Blues - Shooter Jennings & Amy Nelson
Hurt - Lucinda Williams
Long Black Vail - Sam Beam (of Iron & Wine)
Big River - Kris Kristofferson
Cry, Cry, Cry - Sheryl Crow
If I Were a Carpenter - Willie Nelson & Sheryl Crow
I Still Miss Someone - Willie Nelson
Highwaymen - Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings
I Walk the Lain - Everyone

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