NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC unveiled their new away kit on Friday. The aptly titled “Man In Black” kit is an all-black kit, heavily featuring legendary country artist Johnny Cash and in collaboration with his estate.
From the press release:
Created in collaboration with the estate of Johnny Cash, Sandbox Succession, and Wasserman Music, the Man in Black Kit was inspired by The Backline Supporters Collective, the club’s fans. On Feb. 29, 2020, Nashville SC inaugurated its journey in Major League Soccer in front of 59,069 fans, a state record for a soccer match. Prior to kickoff, The Backline unveiled their first ever MLS TIFO, featuring the Man in Black alongside the Nashville SC logo. Inspired by that moment, Nashville SC and The estate of Johnny Cash began collaborating to tell the story of the life and legacy of Cash.
The all-black on ensemble is embellished by dark graphite and iron metallic accents including a jocktag of Johnny Cash’s iconic photo at Folsom Prison, Cash’s autograph on the back-of-the-neck, the Nashville SC crest, and an iron metallic Renasant Bank logo as well as an adidas logo. The left sleeve celebrates the Apple and MLS partnership by featuring the Apple TV and MLS logos, and the right sleeve features the Hyundai logo.
Nashville fans can purchase the new shirt at tomorrow’s public launch event at the Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville, beginning at 11:30 am CT. Other MLS kits have sold for $159.99 for an authentic jersey and $89.99, with additional costs for a replica.
The ‘Yotes will wear their new alternate kit in their home opener against New York City FC on Saturday, February 25, in what’s being billed as a special “Man In Black” match. It’s the first time Nashville have worn an alternate kit since joining MLS in 2020. The ‘Yotes wore their blue alternate kits six times at First Tennessee Park during the 2018 USL Championship season, and wore their white alternate kits just once at home in 2019.