Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s, the Country Music Hall of Fame’s special exhibit honoring outlaw country, will open up in Nashville on May 25th. To usher in the new three-year-long exhibit, a special concert starring Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare, Jack Ingram, Kimmie Rhodes, Willis Alan Ramsey, Joe Ely, Ashley Monroe, Amanda Shires and more will be held that night at 8:00 p.m.
The line-up was assembled by David Cobb and Shooter Jennings who aimed to bring together veteran and new artists drawing from the outlaw country style that took on Nashville all the way from Austin, Texas during the Outlaw Country Era.
The incredible night of music will set the stage for the ongoing exhibition, which according to a press release will include “the still where storyteller Tom T. Hall and the ‘bootleg preacher’ Will D. Campbell made whiskey, the Randall knife that once belonged to Guy Clark’s father, the paintings of Susanna Clark, the outfit worn by Joe Ely when he worked at a circus, the remarkable photography of Leonard Kamsler and Marshall Fallwell Jr., the Gibson guitar played by Cowboy Jack Clement, and the Armadillo art of Jim Franklin.”
Tickets for the concert go on sale April 6th at 10:00 a.m. here. The price is set at $40.95 and will include admission to the museum.
Those who can’t make it to the show can still look forward to the exhibit’s soundtrack release on May 18th. A CD and digital version will be made available first, followed by a vinyl version later this summer. Pre-orders have already begun here.