In Pictures: Inaugural Rock The Ryman Concert
The first-ever “Rock The Ryman” concert took place on March 1 at the historic Ryman Auditorium to celebrate the intersection of rock & roll and country. This event was sponsored by PNC Bank and Gibson Gives.
The evening featured performances by Little Big Town, The War and Treaty, Charlie Worsham, Gavin DeGraw, Maddie & Tae, Caitlyn Smith and The Cadillac Three.
This one-night concert experience honored Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees who have performed at the Ryman. Maddie & Tae performed “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John, Gavin DeGraw sang “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney, Caitlyn Smith did “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin, Little Big Town performed “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac, and The War and Treaty played “I Hate Myself for Loving You” by Joan Jett.
Proceeds from the event help preserve and celebrate the history of the genre and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Ryman.