Nashville SC Announces Historic Musical Performances Featuring John Carter Cash And Ana Cristina Cash In 2023 MLS Season Opener | Shore Fire Media

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Nashville SC Announces Historic Musical Performances Featuring John Carter Cash And Ana Cristina Cash In 2023 MLS Season Opener

John Carter Cash to Conduct Nashville SC’s Guitar Riff Tradition

John Carter Cash and Wife Ana Cristina Cash to Perform in Halftime Show


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2023) – Nashville Soccer Club revealed today its musical lineup ahead of its Man in Black Match this Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m. CT at Nashville’s GEODIS Park. In the spirit of the match, which will serve to honor the life and legacy of Johnny Cash on the eve of Johnny Cash’s 91st birthday, his son John Carter Cash will perform the Nashville SC Guitar Riff in front of an expected capacity crowd. Additionally, John Carter Cash will be joined on stage by his wife Ana Cristina Cash for a halftime performance and tribute to his dad.

The historic season opener against New York City FC marks the first time that Nashville SC will don their new Man in Black Kit. Created in collaboration with the estate of Johnny Cash, Sandbox Succession, and Wasserman Music, the Man in Black Kit was designed to honor one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time, Johnny Cash. 

In addition to the Guitar Riff and the halftime show, country singer, songwriter Abbey Cone will perform the National Anthem. Sister duo Tigirlily Gold will get the party started outside of GEODIS Park with a performance in the Opening Act on the North Plaza, while Walker Montgomery will take the stage in the GEODIS WeHo Club. DJ-Wooddrowe will add to the entertainment with music throughout the stadium as the gates open.


A full breakdown of Saturday’s musical lineup can be found below:  

GEODIS Park Opening Day Line-up

Main Act: Nashville SC vs. New York City FC

Opening Act: Tigirlily Gold

GEODIS WeHo Club: Walker Montgomery

In-house DJ: DJ- Wooddrowe

National Anthem: Abbey Cone

Guitar Riff: John Carter Cash

Halftime Show: John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina Cash


About John Carter Cash:

John Carter Cash is a five-time Grammy Award-winning record producer, writer and director. Over the past 20 years, he has produced hundreds of recordings for artists including Loretta Lynn, Brooks & Dunn, Lynda Carter, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Willie Nelson. John Carter serves as the owner and operator of Cash Cabin Enterprises, LLC in Hendersonville, TN, and continues to work to continue the legacies of his mother and father.


About Ana Cristina Cash:

Ana Cristina Cash is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Miami, FL by Cuban parents, the bilingual artist sang “The Star-Spangled Banner'' at the 2005 Presidential Inauguration, making her the first Hispanic in history to do so at the age of 19. In 2006, she was invited to perform at the White House for the President, the Crowned Prince of Spain, and notable world ambassadors. That same year, she released “You Can Change the World” as a duet with Michaelangelo. The song’s bilingual counterpart, “El Mundo Puedes Cambiar,” went on to become the theme song for Germany’s FIFA World Cup™. In November 2019, she made her formal Grand Ole Opry Debut at the Ryman Auditorium.



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