Stars paid tribute to Johnny Cash for “We Walk The Line: A Celebration Of The Music Of Johnny Cash,” a fundraiser to fight Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Amy Lee, Shelby Lynne, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Iron and Wine, Jamey Johnson, Rhett Miller, Brandi Carlile, Shooter Jennings and more took turns on stage running through Cash’s songbook of country classics. With a backing band that included Don Was, Buddy Miller and new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ian McLagan, the performers put their own touches on Cash’s hits without reinventing them. Lynne’s “Why Me Lord” was full of dynamite soul, the Carolina Chocolate Drops added their gritty bluegrass sound to “Jackson” and Carlile’s take on “Folsom Prison Blues” was feisty at almost double-time speed.
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