Musicians pay tribute to ailing “Cowboy” Jack Clement
All-star show set for Jan. 30 in Nashville
“Cowboy” Jack Clement, the Nashville-based songwriter, producer, performer and national treasure, will be honored with an all-star tribute show Jan. 30 at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.
The show, called “Honoring A Legend: A Tribute To ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement,” will feature artists who have been influenced by or associated with Clement in his long career, including Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, T Bone Burnett, Sam Bush, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Del McCoury, Charley Pride and John Prine.
Also set to appear are Billy Burnette, Shawn Camp, Nikki Lane, Jakob Dylan, Mary Gauthier, Marshall Chapman, Dickey Lee and Clement’s daughter, Alison Clement.
All proceeds from the show will benefit The Music Health Alliance, and the launch of a fund in Clement’s name to help pay medical bills for musicians not covered by insurance.
Clement, now 81, endured the partial loss of his home and studio in a 2011 fire. Now, he is battling a much more fierce foe. He’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and has opted to decline treatment.
Read more about Clement’s fascinating life and career, and his impressive list of credits as a songwriter and producer here.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.