Country Artists, Chieftains to Unite

The acclaimed Irish band The Chieftains will film a TV special at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sept. 30. Special guests include Martina McBride, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Tim O’Brien, Lyle Lovett, the Del McCoury Band, John Hiatt, Patty Griffin, Jeff White, Jerry Douglas and Buddy & Julie Miller. The Chieftains will release the studio album Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions on Sept. 17, with appearances from many of the artists listed above, as well as Bela Fleck and Vince Gill. 09/05/02