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Getty Images, Hulton Archive [2][/caption]A new exhibit will be opening at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville in March 2015, but the focus will be on an era when country made room for rock and folk music in Music City.

'Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats:  A New Music City' will shine the spotlight on the late 60's - early 70's in Nashville. This is the time when folk and rock stars like Bob Dylan and Neil Young recorded albums in the epicenter of country music. 'The Johnny Cash Show' served as a catalyst for the new genres in Nashville, featuring musical acts like Dylan, Young, Eric Clapton and others.

According to the Associated Press, museum curator Michael Gray says of the era,

"[Nashville] was sort of thought of as a conservative town, maybe not as hip as the music circles in New York, San Francisco, L.A. or London...It really did change perceptions about the city."

As for Cash's influence on this important time in Nashville's music history, Gray says,

"He did help bridge some of those political and cultural gaps between the Nashville establishment and the outsiders, the folk rockers who identified with the counterculture."

You'll have plenty of time to plan a trip to the Hall of Fame to see 'Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats'. The exhibit is scheduled to run through the end of 2016.

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