“If you never chase fashion, you’ll never go out of style,” said author Peter Guralnick as he described Cowboy
Jack Clement, a legendary producer, songwriter and creative oddball for more than 60 years.
Indeed, that comment
kicked off a quirky celebration befitting of Clement’s one-of-a-kind nature at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday
night (Jan. 30). Included in the night were an eclectic mix of artists, actors and even politicians.
The show, Honoring
a Legend: A Tribute to Cowboy Jack Clement, was organized by Matt Urmy, musician and CEO of Artist Growth, to benefit the
Music Health Alliance. Proceeds will be donated to launch the new Cowboy Jack Clement Fund to help curb the cost of medical
bills incurred by musicians who are not covered by insurance.
The cause is one that’s close to Clement’s heart and
long career. And it’s a career whose importance is difficult