LOS ANGELES (April 18, 2012) – Singer-songwriter Iron & Wine (Sam Beam) has been added to the stellar lineup for the “We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash” concert on April 20 in Austin, TX. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Monahan (of Train), Ronnie Dunn, Lucinda Williams, Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings, Shelby Lynne, Amy Lee, Rhett Miller, Brandi Carlisle, Andy Grammer and Carolina Chocolate Drops join host Matthew McConaughey to celebrate the life and legacy of Johnny Cash. In the year that would mark his 80th birthday, the concert, which will take place at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theatre, will not only pay tribute to Cash and his music, but also to his roots and his heritage.
An all-star band led by GRAMMY Award-winning Don Was – which includes Buddy Miller, Kenny Aronoff, Ian McLagen, and Greg Leisz– will back these once-in-a-lifetime performances. The concert event will be produced by Keith Wortman. Was, who worked with Cash on an album for The Highwaymen, will serve as musical director. Tisha Fein and Chantel Sausedo will be the talent producers. A percentage of the net proceeds will be donated to Charley’s Fund, to help in the fight to find a cure for the fatal children’s disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The news also follows a recent announcement of tour dates added for Iron & Wine.
For more information about “We Walk The Line," visit www.johnnycash80.com.