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.
In this video, Yelawolf and Ben Folds, among others, talk about how honest and truthful Johnny was about his flaws and that honesty was evident in his music and lyrics. 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
At the end of his life, Johnny Cash had a resurgence in his career in part because of his emotional and touching cover of Nine Inch Nails' song “Hurt.” To learn more about this time in his life, tune in to Ovation on October 21st at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Ovtn.tv/SongBySong
OVATION’S ORIGINAL SERIES JOHNNY CASH: SONG BY SONG REVEALS “THE MAN IN BLACK” LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Premiering October 7, the Six-Part Series Features Ben Folds, Shelby Lynne, Grace Potter, Shooter Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Bob Thornton, Chris Isaak, John Carter Cash and Many Others
September 12: Today is the ninth anniversary of the loss of Johnny Cash. Instead of dwelling on the sadness of this day, we've chosen to look back at one of the most light-hearted moments in the career of the Man in Black, which shows his sense of humor -- the 1966 Columbia release "Everybody Loves A Nut." This release features songs such as the title song, "Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog," and the classic "The One On The Right Is On The Left." Here is the cover to that LP, illustrated by Mad Magazine's Jack Davis.
AARP has an exclusive video from the just-released We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash. Sheryl Crow performs "Cry, Cry, Cry" in the video below, and on the same CD, she performs "If I Were a Carpenter" in a duet with Willie Nelson.
JOHNNY CASH – THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION BRINGS TOGETHER 59 ALBUMS ON 63 CDs, FROM 1958’s THE FABULOUS JOHNNY CASH THROUGH 1990’s HIGHWAYMAN 2 WITH WAYLON, WILLIE AND KRISTOFFERSON
35 Albums Released on CD for the First Time by Columbia/Legacy in the U.S.; First 19 Albums (1958-1967) Released for First Time in Mono on CD by Columbia/Legacy in the U.S.
In this article from the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune in Arkansas, Rosanne Cash talked about the second annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, to be held October 5th at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Proceeds from the concert will help fund the ongoing restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project in Dyess, Ark.