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Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Wins ‘Best Of The South’ Award

The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, a Heritage Site of Arkansas State University, was recently selected as the winner of the 2016 Best of the South award. The honor is bestowed each year on behalf of the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” committee for the Southeast Chapter, Society of…

Rock Hall Expands Lineup For Johnny Cash Masters Series

CLEVELAND – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, who will be honoring the late Johnny Cash as part of their Music Masters series, has announced additional artists who will be performing in an all-star tribute concert on October 21.

Musical all-stars Sam Bush, Paul Cauthen, Ana Cristina, Ira Dean,…

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Reveals Johnny Cash Masters Series Lineup

Rock Hall Names John Carter Cash Executive Bandleader For 21st Annual Music Masters Concert, Adds Talent To Lineup And Announces On-Sale Dates

Mike Ness Of Social Distortion, Singer-Songwriter Eilen Jewell, And Legendary L.A. Punk Band X Added To Tribute Concert With Keyboardist Tony Harrell As Band Director

Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison’ Tops Charts This Date In 1968

On July 20, 1968, the live recording of Johnny Cash’s self-written “Folsom Prison Blues” began a four-week reign atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The same week, parent LP Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison also spent its first of four weeks at No. 1 on Top Country Albums.

Cash had…

Johnny Cash & Muhammad Ali’s Friendship

Muhammad Ali and Johnny began exchanging poetry via telephone, once they each became aware of the others’ similar talents.

Ali was scheduled to fight Leon Spinks at the Superdome in New Orleans on Sept.15, 1978. Ali invited Johnny and his band to attend the fight as his guest. Johnny chartered…

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Announced For October 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. — After the immensely successful music events honoring international music icon Johnny Cash and benefitting restoration of his boyhood home, a new chapter begins in 2017 with the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, set for Oct. 19-21, 2017, in Dyess, Ark.

“I am thrilled to join Arkansas State University…