Artists Unite for Salute to Cowboy Jack Clement

photo by Alan Mayor

Most folks can probably agree, Cowboy Jack Clement is a living legend. The producer, songwriter and artist has worked with everyone from Elvis to Louis Armstrong to U2 and written such hits as "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" and "Guess Things Happen That Way."

Back in 2011, Cowboy Jack endured a huge personal loss when his Nashville home was devastated by a fire. Consumed in the blaze along with his famed recording studio were tapes from Johnny Cash sessions and more.

Now a plethora of musical talents from varied backgrounds is coming together for the concert Honoring A Legend: A Tribute to Cowboy Jack Clement. Saluting the legend in performance will be The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Bobby Bare, T Bone Burnett, Billy Burnette, Shawn Camp, Marshall Chapman, Rodney Crowell, Jakob Dylan, Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Nikki Lane, Charley Pride, John Prine and John C. Reilly.

Presented by Artist Growth, the all-star gathering will take place Jan. 30 at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium. All proceeds will benefit the Music Health Alliance and launch the Cowboy Jack Clement Fund to help pay medical bills for musicians not covered by insurance. Tickets, available here, are $45.

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