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Little Big Town, Elle King and More to Cover Johnny Cash for Charity

Check out the massive lineup for the first ever "Cash Fest."

Written by Chris Parton
Little Big Town, Elle King and More to Cover Johnny Cash for Charity
American country singer and songwriter Johnny Cash (1932 - 2003) plays acoustic guitar in a still from his television variety series, 'The Johnny Cash Show,' circa 1968. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A long list of country and rock stars are set to tribute the Johnny Cash just before this year’s CMA Awards, joining forces for Cash Fest in Nashville.

Described as the first ever “Johnny Cash charity cover concert,” the show is set for November 10 and will draw attention to the new YouTube Originals documentary, The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, which premieres the following day.

With each act taking the historic War Memorial Auditorium stage to play their favorite Cash tunes, the mini-festival’s lineup includes a diverse group of stars — including country stars like Little Big Town, Midland and Cam, plus rockers like Elle King, Perry Farrell (of Jane’s Addiction) and Matt Shultz (of Cage the Elephant). Others on the bill include Cash’s son John Carter Cash and his wife Ana Cristina, Carlene Carter and the Carter Family, Dennis Quaid, Devin Dawson, Judah & the Lion, John Oates, Grace Potter, Chris Shiflett, Nikki Lane, Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars), Ketch Secor (of Old Crow Medicine Show), Caitlyn Smith, Lucie Silvas, Todd Snider and more.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Recording Academy’s MusiCares charity — which helps give musicians financial assistance in times of need — and fans who attend will also get a sneak peak of the documentary.

Created in partnership with the Cash estate, The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash brings “Cash the man out from behind the legend.” The 90-minute program was directed by Emmy winner Thom Zimny (Elvis Presley: The Searcher, Springsteen on Broadway), and sets out to explore all sides of the country legend — his art, his personality, his struggles and triumphs. It’s available for free streaming on YouTube Originals starting November 11.

Tickets for Cash Fest are available here. The 53rd Annual CMA Awards take place November 13.