MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, PAT MONAHAN AND SHELBY LYNNE ADDED TO “WE WALK THE LINE: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH” STAR-STUDDED LINEUP
Legendary Artists Join Previously Announced Performers to Pay Tribute to Johnny Cash and His Legacy at April 20 Concert in Austin, TX
LOS ANGELES (April 4, 2012) – Actor Matthew McConaughey, Pat Monahan from the GRAMMY-winning band Train and GRAMMY-winning artist Shelby Lynne have been added to the stellar lineup for the “We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash” concert on April 20, 2012 in Austin, TX. McConaughey will host the event; Monahan and Lynne will join previously announced music stars and friends performing including: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Dunn, John Hiatt, Amy Lee, Shooter Jennings, Lucinda Williams, Jamey Johnson, Rhett Miller, Andy Grammer and Carolina Chocolate Drops to celebrate the life and legacy 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. Tickets are on sale now to the general public.
An all-star band led by GRAMMY Award-winning Don Was – which includes Buddy Miller, Kenny Aronoff, Ian McLagen, and Greg Leisz– will back these once-in-a-lifetime performances. The concert event will be produced by Keith Wortman. Was, who worked with Cash on an album for The Highwaymen, will serve as musical director. Tisha Fein and Chantel Sausedo will serve as talent producers. A percentage of the net proceeds will be donated to Charley’s Fund, to help in the fight to find a cure for the fatal children’s disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
“As an artist who has been doing this for awhile, I love and respect Mr. Cash more than ever,” commented Pat Monahan. “His music, his story and his great love for his wife and children continue to inspire me and I am honored to be a part of this beautiful tribute.”
“Johnny Cash made being a rebel majestic,” commented Shelby Lynne.
“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.
Legacy Recordings is set to celebrate this landmark Johnny Cash 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.
Show tickets are on sale now to the general public and can be purchased at http://www.acl-live.com, at Waterloo Records or charge by phone 877-4-FLYTIX.
For more information about “We Walk The Line” please visit www.johnnycash80.com.
For more information about Charley’s Fund, please visit http://charleysfund.org.
About the Producer:
Keith Wortman is the President of MGX Lab, a full-service, digital media, brand strategy and business development agency. Under his leadership MGX has earned multiple Webby Award nominations and was a 2010 Webby Award winner for its digital media production and marketing campaign for Brad Pitt’s Make It Right New Orleans. In addition Wortman is the managing partner, co-founder and Board Member of Cambio.com a leading online entertainment platform.
About the Musical Director:
Don Was has earned recognition as one of the top record producers in the music industry, having worked with an array of artists including; The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, Garth Brooks, Iggy Pop, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, and Johnny Cash to name a few. He has earned a GRAMMY for Producer of the Year as well as a BAFTA for Best Original Score. Most recently he was appointed President of legendary jazz record label, Blue Note Records.