"Johnny Cash - The Complete Columbia Album Collection" continues to receive stellar reviews! Here is an excerpt from the San Francisco Chronicle:
Johnny Cash had to disappear from the skyline before it became obvious how tall a tree he truly was. If any doubts remain, the newly released 63-disc boxed set, "Johnny Cash - The Complete Columbia Album Collection" - takes the full measure of the man's recorded legacy. With the addition of a single disc covering his first three years of recording for the Sun Records label - and Cash's absent latter-era sessions with producer Rick Rubin notwithstanding - this unwieldy set is an American treasury along the lines of, say, bound volumes of the complete works of Mark Twain.
Johnny Cash will be honored at next week’s Grammy Award nominations ceremony being held in Nashville on Dec. 5th. The show will feature performances by Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry in a special tribute to the Man in Black.
Other artists slated to appear on the Grammy nominations special include Maroon 5, .fun, Luke Bryan and Ne-Yo. The Recording Academy also announced that The Who will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award. LL Cool J and Taylor Swift co-host the one-hour event, airing live on CBS at 10 p.m. EST.
Legacy Recordings Announces Select Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day 2012's Back To Black Friday (Friday, November 23, 2012)
Legacy's RSD 2012 Black Friday Releases Include Highly Collectible Titles From Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Judas Priest, Incubus, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen and the Newly-Curated Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (a Deep Christmas Blues Collection from the 1920s-1950s)
Uncut Magazine has given "Johnny Cash - The Complete Columbia Album Collection" a perfect 10/10 rating! The magazine writes:
On a fine sunny day in late summer, a prison work gang is busy clearing litter from the grounds around Dyess City Hall in the heart of town, providing a portentous sign. This settlement of just a few hundred, created during the Depression as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal project, is the childhood home to that well-known advocate of the incarcerated, country music legend Johnny Cash.
USA TODAY has reviewed "Johnny Cash - The Complete Columbia Album Collection," available December 4th, and wrote, "Anyone with a die-hard Johnny Cash fan on their holiday shopping list might want to consider putting a bow on a massive new career retrospective from Columbia/Legacy. The 63-disc [collection] brings together 59 albums."
The Johnny Cash Festival brought in about $200,000 for the restoration of Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess, and plans for the third annual Johnny Cash music festival are already underway. The house is part of a restoration project obtained by Arkansas State University. A museum with exhibits related to Cash, historical markers, biking/hiking trails, and a theater are also part of the restoration project.
Nashville will be home to the Johnny Cash Museum, which has plans to be home to the world's largest collection of memorabilia dedicated to the Man in Black.
Sanctioned by the Cash family, the museum is the brainchild of Cash biographer and archivist Bill Miller, who will fill the museum with his own collection of artifacts from the singer's life. These include Cash's 12th grade report card, furnishings from his home with June Carter and the hand-written lyrics for the song "My Lord Has Gone," which Cash wrote just before his death in 2003.
Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley and the Civil Wars paid tribute to the Man in Black at the Johnny Cash Music Festival on October 5th in Jonesboro, Ark. The influence of the iconic singer was obvious as the benefit concert raised approximately $200,000 to restore his childhood home and to establish a scholarship in his name at Arkansas State University.
Johnny Cash never let celebrity get to his head. He always thought of himself as an “every man” and stood up for the underdog. Tune into Ovation starting on October 7th at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT to see Song by Song: Johnny Cash. Ovtn.tv/SongBySong
Johnny Cash’s music and persona never fit into a particular musical genre; he’s been embraced by rock, gospel, country and even hip hop fans! To learn more, watch Song by Song: Johnny Cash on Ovation starting on October 7th at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Ovtn.tv/SongBySong
The Johnny Cash Music Festival concert will be held at Arkansas State University's Convocation Center in Jonesboro on October 5th, starring artists including Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, the Civil Wars and Rosanne Cash, in an effort to raise funds for the restoration of Johnny Cash's boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas. There are very few tickets left.