Nashville’s Folk Rock Era Is Topic Of New Exhibit

While country music has long been synonymous with Nashville, rock and folk musicians in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s made the Southern city the new hip spot to record.

Nashville’s rock period is the subject of the next exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City” opens in March 2015.

The city’s talented session musicians helped create some of the seminal country-influenced rock albums of the period, including Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde and Nashville Skyline, The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo and Neil Young’s Harvest.

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File photo depicting Bob Dylan performing in Los Angeles.

The museum will have new merchandise and materials, speaker panels and shows to accompany the exhibit’s run through Dec. 31, 2016.