Al Gore at Johnny Cash memorial

Nov. 10, 2003 at 2:00 PM
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NASHVILLE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will provide a tribute Monday night in Nashville, Tenn., to "The Man In Black," who die at the age of 71.

The request for tickets to the "Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute: A Celebration Of Friends & Family" far exceeded the seating capacity at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

But according to organizers, no setting could replicate the spirit of the venue known as the "Mother Church of Country Music" in celebrating the life of one of country music's greatest sons.

The all-star line-up assembled will include performances by Cash's daughter Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, John Mellencamp, Hank Williams Jr., George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and Travis Tritt.

The event will air as a special on CMT on Saturday, Nov. 15.

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