An appreciable step to restore Johny Cash's home and memory.
|The Famous Pose of Johny Cash|
Rosanne Cash, John Carter and Laura Cash, Tommy Cash, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, Gary Morris, Rodney Crowell, and Chelsea Crowell etc. are coming on the same platform to save a childhood home and to make a museum there. The home was of the most influential musicians of the 20th century Nick-named "The Man in Black," Johny Cash (J.R. Cash) who is also well-known for his songs "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black. The arrangement for the program is being done by Johny's family. Johnny Cash's depression-era farm home was recently purchased by Arkansas State University and plans to restore the structure and funds provided by the Johnny Cash Music Festival will help towards restoring the historical residence.
Cash who died in 2003 lived in the home throughout his childhood and until his high school graduation in 1950 and funds raised by the festival will also be used to open a Johnny Cash Boyhood Museum in the newly founded New Deal Era Administration Building at Dyess. The 'Johnny Cash Musical Festival' is scheduled to be held on August 4, 2011 in a school's convocation center under ASU in Jonesboro.
The director of the Arkansas Heritage Sites, Dr Ruth Hawkins said, "The Johnny Cash Music Festival will not be just a concert, but an opportunity to preserve the legacy of an internationally recognized legend. We are proud that Johnny Cash is from Arkansas and that growing up here had an impact on his music".
ASU and the Community Partner for the program and groups related to Cash family hopes the festival will turn into a regular event and the every year the collected money will be used to restore the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home.
About Johny Cash
Birth name J. R. Cash (3rd son)
US Air Force John R Cash
Stage Name Johny Cash
Born February 26, 1932
Origin Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.
Died September 12, 2003
(aged 71 from diabetes)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Father Ray Cash (1897-1985)
Mother Carrie Cloveree Rivers
Sibling Roy, Louise, Jack, Reba,
Joanne, and Tommy
Genres Country, rock and roll, rockabilly, folk, blues, Gospel
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active 1955–2003
Labels Sun, Columbia, Mercury, American,
House of Cash, Legacy Recordings
Associated acts The Tennessee Three, The Highwaymen,
June Carter Cash, The Statler Brothers,
The Carter Family, The Oak Ridge Boys,
Area Code 615, the class of 55
Spouse Vivian Liberto (1954-1966)
June Carter, a singer (1968-2003)
Children Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy and Tara (By 1st wife)
John Carter Cash ( By 2nd wife)
Awards and honors Country Music Association Awards (More than once)
Grammy (More than once)
MTV Video Music Award
Kennedy Center Honors in 1996
National Medal of Arts 2001
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1977)
Country Music Hall of Fame (1980)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1992)
Hit Parade Hall of Fame (2007)