Another milestone in a long carreer
Ascribing motive to Mr Zimmerman is speculation at best and a life long passion for many. However, Nashville Skyline is different from other of Mr Dylan's recordings. The tenor of his voice and the style of his singing mark this closer to the "Grand Old Opera" wing of country music.I have heard something about his not smoking for a while changed his singing. I leave this for others. Also there is the duet with johnny Cash. You might remember that Mr Cash had a variety show in 1969. Mr Dylan, James Taylor, Linda Rhonstadt and Neil Young were among his guests. Mr Dylan and Mr Cash had been friends for a while. Years later Cash's daughter included the Girl From the north Country Way on her collection: the List
Nashville skyline shows that Mr Dylan has a good ear and has created a very nice balance between his point of view and traditional Nashville styling. The result is a fun album with wide appeal.