Legends of Music City

For the past four decades photographer Jim McGuire has photographed Nashville’s musical artists, creating a collection of images that The Tennessean’s Peter Cooper rightfully calls “delightful when considered for its artistic value and crucial when considered as a historical documentation of Music City’s musicians.” Cooper continues: “Around the time man walked on the moon for the first time, McGuire painted a canvas that he could use as a backdrop for portraits. A few years later, he moved to Nashville, and since then Bill Monroe, Dolly Parton, Doc Watson, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Marty Robbins, Guy Clark, Don Williams, Cowboy Jack Clement, Lester Flatt, Harlan Howard, John Prine, Chet Atkins, Keith Whitley, Benny Martin, Townes Van Zandt and hundreds of others have had their photos taken with that canvas.” Some of McGuire’s amazing images are on display at The Arts Company.

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