Roger Daltrey Asks, Who Are You Without Johnny Cash?
Roger Daltrey, longtime lead singer of one of the loudest bands in rock 'n' roll, wants to help you improve your life with country music. His prescription: Johnny Cash and a visit to one of Nashville's most hallowed landmarks.
Country Standard Time reports that during a recent solo tour stop in Boston, the Who frontman told the crowd he'd been asked about some of the memorable places he and his band had played, which, of course, included Woodstock in the fabled summer of '69. But the singer had a more recent trip on his mind, having played Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 30.
Citing the Ryman as a place where both Hank Williams and Elvis Presley had performed, Daltrey enthused, "That's the best bloody place for a musician to play in the whole ... world." He then performed folk singer Tim Hardin's 'Hank Williams Was Dying,' saying, "I hadn't sang it in years." Later, he offered a medley of songs from the Man in Black, including 'Folsom Prison Blues' and 'Ring of Fire.'
Daltrey then urged the concertgoers to "find some Johnny Cash songs, sing whatever you like, and your life will be all the better."