JOHNNY CASH HONOURED AT NASHVILLE TRIBUTE SHOW

The likes of Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock and Willie Nelson pay tribute to their pal...

The late Johnny Cash was remembered and honoured by fellow artists at a tribute gig in NASHVILLE last night (November 10).

The show, which featured performances from Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, was hosted by Tim Robbins at the Ryman Auditorium.

The show was opened by Johnny Cash’s daughter Roseanne, who sang her father’s ‘I Still Miss Someone.

Sheryl Crow sang a cover of Nine Inch Nails’s 2002 cover of the song earned him an MTV award. Sheryl Crow commented “When he gave his voice to something, he dedicated his voice and his intellect.”

In a message recorded especially for the tribute, Bono paid his respects to the legend. “He was an oak tree in a garden of weeds,” said the U2 frontman, whilst toasting Johnny Cash with a pint of Guinness. “He’s not in a garden of weeds now. He’s in heaven with June where all the saints are.”

Kid Rock also spoke of his respect for Johnny Cash. “He represents someone who would stand up for what they believe in, but also could hold a baby very gently and get it to stop crying.

Johnny Cash‘s stepdaughter Carlene Carter also spoke about the family’s difficult year, after suffering the loss of Johnny Cash her mother June Carter Cash, in just a few months.

“This is truly a tribute,” she said “It’s a way for us to celebrate the music they brought to the world.

As previously reported on NME.COM, a five-disc Johnny Cash box set featuring 64 unreleased songs will be released on November 25.