Johnny Cash's Family Gathers In Arkansas For 80th Birthday Tribute

The family of Johnny Cash visited Region 8 Sunday afternoon to celebrate the life of the country music icon with his fans on what would have been Cash's 80th birthday. The family is partnering with Arkansas Heritage Sites office at Arkansas State University to restore the home and community where Cash lived with his parents and siblings for 15 years of his life.

The Cash family believes the project is a huge honor to the legacy of Cash, as well as his parents Ray and Carrie. "My sister Joanne and I are the last two siblings, and we're just overjoyed about what's going on, and the restoration of our old home place is very exciting for all of us," said Tommy Cash. "My parents would really be proud that we're being honored this way and I couldn't help but think about them all day today and how much they would've enjoyed being here."

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I have a Great respect for Mr. Cash, Will John JR. tell me Do you people really belive there is a god and heaven. i did 2 tours in vietnam for my country, and saw that there can not b a god, not the way people treet each other, my wife is a good womon and says there is a god, but i don't see him, and im dying from angent orange problems, would like to be with her but just don't see it. thank you 4 your time may peace and good health b with u always.

Where an how can I find the L.P. Ride This Train

Happy birthday Johnny. I sure do miss you and your music.

I fell in love with Johnny Cash when I first saw him on TV, I was 5 years old, the year was 1970, He is the reason I still try today to learn how to play a guitar, I love Johnny Cash. he is Legendary, iconic, The Man!!

Happy Birthday Johnny, you will never be forgotten. The songs that you sang, always touched my heart.