Take a look at this great video from Legacy Recordings going into the Sony Music Archives! Looking at rarities from Johnny Cash and The Carter Family:
United States Postal Service Honors Musical Legend with the Johnny Cash Limited Edition Forever(R) Stamp
Johnny Cash To Be First Artist Showcased in LIFE Unseen Book & LIFE Unheard Music Series Launching In August
"I've been everywhere, man," Johnny Cash once sang. Now, an iconic image of the Man In Black will continue to travel the globe through a new limited-edition "Forever Stamp" issued by the U.S. Postal Service. As the stamp went on sale Wednesday morning, family, fans and friends of the late country legend gathered at the Ryman Auditorium to celebrate and pay musical tribute.
It was an emotional morning for Cash's children in attendance, and as they spoke to the audience, John Carter Cash and Kathy Cash believed it would have been a moving moment for their father, too.
Legendary Singer is Second Inductee into Multi-Year Music Icons Series
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- John Carter Cash, Larry Gatlin, Jamey Johnson, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Roys, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis and other entertainers paid tribute to Johnny Cash as he was inducted today into the Postal Service's Music Icons Forever stamp series at the Grand Ole Opry Ryman Auditorium.
Even when your dad is Johnny Cash and can claim one of country music’s richest legacies, it’s still “really exciting,” says Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, to get the news that your father is going to be featured on a postage stamp. The limited-edition Johnny Cash Forever stamp is part of the U.S. Postal Service's Music Icon Series and is available starting today.
“I love the image,” John Carter Cash says. “I think they did a great job. They choose from more than 40,000 designs every year which stamp they are going to put out, and it is an amazing honor they chose Dad.”
John Carter Cash, Carlene Carter, Larry Gatlin, Jamey Johnson, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Roys, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis and more set to honor the legacy of Johnny Cash at a first-day-of-issuance ceremony
The Johnny Cash Museum grand opening represents a major moment for Cash fans. His house burned down in 2007, leaving fans without any real destination to visit, according to Shannon Miller, who founded the museum with her husband, Bill.
“Elvis has Graceland, but there was really nothing left anymore for us,” Miller said. “We really needed to bring it back to Tennessee."
The Lifetime original movie, Ring of Fire, based on John Carter Cash's book, "Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash," premieres this Monday, May 27th at 8 p.m. EDT. June Carter Cash is portrayed by singer-songwriter Jewel and Johnny Cash is played by Matt Ross. In an interview with CBS News, Jewel said, "She was an extraordinary woman and deserved to have her own story told. I think she was often known as the woman behind the man. But she was a comedienne, a writer and a songwriter.
The Johnny Cash Museum, located in downtown Nashville, had its soft opening in late April, but will be throwing an all-day Grand Opening event on May 30.
For founder Bill Miller, the opening marks the end of a long process -- one that has taken a lot of twists and turns since they began the process in the winter of 2012. But, with good reason -- he wanted to get it right.