Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman Celebrate 50 Years of Sweetheart of the Rodeo with Special Guest Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives$82-127 plus applicable taxes and fees / Members save $5 per ticket
The Byrds co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band’s pioneering album “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” on a national tour that is coming to The Paramount! Country all-star Marty Stuart and his amazing band join McGuinn and Hillman onstage, where they will perform songs and tell the stories behind the 1968 LP, one of the milestones in American Music. After kicking off in Los Angeles, the tour has a short run and is selling out much larger venues – from New York’s Town Hall to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event!
With one mighty swing of the axe, The Byrds changed not only the face of rock ’n’ roll but country music, as well, with their sixth album, 1968's Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Featuring a repertoire of country classics by the Louvin Brothers (“The Christian Life”) and Merle Haggard (“Life in Prison”), as well as Depression-era ballads (Woody Guthrie's “Pretty Boy Floyd”) and honky tonk weepers cut by George Jones (“You're Still On My Mind”) as well as Dylan tracks “You Ain't Goin' Nowhere” and “Nothing Was Delivered,” Sweetheart marks the first time an established rock band played authentic country music, and subsequently became the group's most influential release. The album has proved to be a landmark, serving not only as a blueprint for Hillman's the Flying Burrito Brothers, but also for the entire seminal 1970s Los Angeles country rock movement. The album was also influential on the outlaw country and new traditionalist movements, as well as the so-called alternative country genre of the 1990s and 2000s.
“As close to a country masterpiece as a rock act could ever make...Sweetheart wasn’t the first country-rock album, but with its gorgeous three-way harmonies and sweet pedal steel, it remains the best” – David Cantwell