Jack Clement is probably one of the most under-rated artists on the Sun Records roster. Not many people know it, but Jack got his start at Sun running the mixing board for recording sessions with Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis. Another Sun Records artist, Elvis Presley, even opened up for Clement at the Memphis club The Eagle’s Nest. He’s the writer for two of Cash’s most famous songs, “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” and “Guess Things Happen That Way”.
This Wednesday, January 30, Cowboy Jack will be honored by some of the artists he has influenced during his long career. Artists include Emmylou Harris, T Bone Burnett, Kris Kristofferson, Dan Auerbach, Jakob Dylan, and many more. Get tickets and more information here.
The Nashville Scene wrote a great piece in this weeks issue, highlighting Cowboy Jacks career. Read the entire article here.