Listening to his music, it's easy to picture a young Johnny Cash running around a rural Southern town causing trouble and learning the life lessons that inspired his simple but profound folk, rock, blues, and country tunes. That rural Southern town was the community of Dyess in northeastern Arkansas, and now fans of the late Man in Black will soon have a chance to do just the same.
Mark your calendars! The Johnny Cash Museum’s Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration weekend kicks off February 28th! Buy your tickets at www.johnnycashbirthday.com.
The restoration project for Johnny Cash's boyhood home in Dyess, Ark. has been awarded "Excellence in Preservation through Restoration" by The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas. The award was presented during an annual banquet at the Clinton Presidential Center on Friday, and was accepted by Joanne Cash on behalf of the program.
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The Eighties were not kind to the great Johnny Cash. "It was the 'Urban Cowboy' phase,'" Cash's son, John Carter Cash, recently recalled. "It was pop country, and Dad was not that."
Johnny Cash is featured on the cover of the Tennessee edition of Oxford American magazine's annual Southern Music Issue, which includes an essay by Rosanne Cash and family photos. The magazine can be purchased at OxfordAmerican.org. Here is an excerpt from the Rosanne Cash essay, entitled "Long Way Home."
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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of Out Among The Stars (Columbia/Legacy), a remarkable new album comprised of 12 recently discovered Johnny Cash studio recordings, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
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As final work is being completed to open Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas as a museum, his daughter Rosanne Cash came to Little Rock over the weekend for a sold out show and to be honored for her work in helping to restore the small house.
...The Cash family sold the house in the 1950s and it changed hands a few times over the decades until Arkansas State University, realizing the cultural importance of Johnny Cash, recently bought the house and recruited family members to help.
CMT.com has a preview of the first chapter of the biography Johnny Cash: The Life by music journalist and Los Angeles Times critic Robert Hilburn. The book hits stores October 29.
The two-and-a-half-mile walk from the Cash family's five-room, federally assisted farmhouse in rural Dyess, Arkansas, to the town center was just long enough for young J.R. to work up a head full of dreams. For years, the third son of Ray and Carrie Cash walked the narrow gravel road with his schoolboy pals, all of them fantasizing about being cowboy movie stars like Gene Autry and Tex Ritter. But J.R. most enjoyed walking the road alone, especially at night, when the darkness felt like a shield against the rest of the world, leaving him free to pursue a dream that was far more important than he wanted to admit.
The following is an excerpt from the new biography Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn, which will be released Tuesday, October 29.
John R. Cash, as he was now starting to think of himself, was one of thousands of men rushed through the revolving door of basic training at Lackland in the late summer of 1950, the normal thirteen-week training schedule cut to seven as the country mobilized for war in Korea. For someone whose high school class had numbered just twenty-two, the size of the operation was overwhelming.
Country music legend Johnny Cash is celebrated in a new book and music collection commemorating the 10th anniversary of his passing. LIFE Unseen: Johnny Cash – An Illustrated Biography features rare and never-before-seen photos from the Sony archives and interviews with Johnny and his family, including June Carter Cash, and new reminiscences by his children Rosanne Cash and John Carter Cash.
September 12, 2013: Today marks the tenth anniversary of Johnny Cash's passing. His family will hold a candlelight vigil tonight at 9 p.m. at his final resting place, Hendersonville Memory Gardens and Funeral Home in Hendersonville, The Tennessean reports. Fans are invited to remember his musical legacy, niece Kelly Hancock told the newspaper. Family members who plan to attend include Johnny's brother, Tommy, and his daughter, Kathy.