Additional country acts scheduled to perform are LANCO, Murphy 500, Red Dirt Band
, Whitey Morgan and the 78's, Cody Canada and the Departed, and We Got It Covered.
The concert series will also feature performances from Wynonna Judd, Lee Brice, LOCASH, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, Warrant, Vince Neil and Scotty McCreery, with more artists to be announced.
He will join Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
founder John McEuen, roots music icon Tony Trischka and Canadian television personality Tim Allen, all three Banjo Museum Hall of Fame inductees.
Arranged chronologically from Bill Monroe in 1927 to the Earls of Leicester today, highlights also include entertaining facts and anecdotes about Flatt & Scruggs, Del McCoury, Doc Watson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, and more.
"Don and I were both working at Jack Music before our careers took off," songwriter Bob McDill had said of Williams, according to a (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2017/09/08/country-music-hall-famer-don-williams-dead-78/647375001/) USA Today report . "One night, when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
was in town, Don said, 'Let's go backstage and play them some songs.'"
He briefly joined the eclectic roots outfit, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, who recorded some of his early songs as did other established acts like Tom Rush.
WHEN THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
'S 50th anniversary concert sold out Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium last fall--it featured Jackson Browne, Vince Gill, John Prine and Alison Krauss and was taped for an upcoming PBS special--John McEuen was front and center playing the guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle, as he's done since he co-founded the band in Los Angeles in 1966.
After a slap-up breakfast at the Fine Arts Bistro, I popped into the charming Plaza eatre, where cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autry - and, more recently, Kansas and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- have graced the stage.
There was "A Man Called Horse" "A Horse With No Name" and a pony she named "Wildfire"; Pure Prairie League, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, and Neil Young's "Harvest"; "Rocky Mountain High" the Blue Ridge Rangers, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and Richard Proenneke's One Mans Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joan Baez, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Music John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
with Matt Cartsonis, 8 p.m.
"Sharing the stage with heavyweights like Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
, Keller Williams, Greensky Bluegrass, the Emmit-Nershi Band and dozens of others, the Lil' Smokies have no problem captivating large audiences," a press release says.