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Johnny Cash’s mother, Carrie Cash, cooked for a family with seven children on a wood stove in a kitchen with no electricity. ...A pantry with shelves stored staples and canned goods.

...In the dining room, an aqua ice box with white doors sat near a mahogany table with ornate pedestal legs carved into lion heads. The table was one of Mrs. Cash’s treasured possessions. At the windows, she hung lace.

We know these details because we visited Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas, restored by Arkansas State University and opened to the public in August.

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Nashville's rock period is the subject of the next exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, called "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City," which opens in March 2015.

...Johnny Cash had a big role in welcoming new musicians to town through his television program "The Johnny Cash Show," which aired from 1969 to 1971 and featured both country and folk artists, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt and Eric Clapton.

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"I Walk the Line" b/w "Get Rhythm" by Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two is released, reportedly a 2 million seller, hits #1 C&W and top 20 pop. Cash signs his first management deal with Bob Neal, Presley's manager prior to Col. Tom Parker.

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