The Monkees recorded at RCA Nashville in the summer of 1967, and Michael later returned for his famed 'Nashville Sessions' in May and June of 1968. The musicians who supplied backup for Michael's sessions, which produced songs like "Listen to the Band," "Good Clean Fun," "Some of Shelly's Blues," and "St. Matthew," will be honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Michael poses with Nashville musicians in 1968. Pictured are (back row, left to right): Mickey Newbury, Bobby Thompson, Jerry Carrigan, Roy Shockley, Michael, Felton Jarvis, David Briggs, Harold Bradley, Lloyd Green and Wayne Moss; (front row, left to right): Al Pachucki, Benjamin Pachucki, and Norbert Putnam.
Here's a sampling of some of Michael's Nashville '68 work:
Live in 2021