The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona is proud to announce the addition of a new exhibit featuring instruments and stage wear from the infamous Johnny Cash and Carter family. These new exhibits join the ranks of other prominent artists with ties to country music already featured in MIM’s Artist Gallery including Elvis Presley, Toby Keith, Roy Orbison, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Taylor Swift. Items on display in the Carter Family and Johnny Cash exhibits have never before been displayed for the public and come to MIM on loan from John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, and Dale Jett, grandson of A.P. Carter. The items will be on display through April 2016. “When I first visited MIM, I was excited by its inimitable beauty and scale. It has been a wondrous blessing to work with the staff there and help bring about the Carter Family / Johnny Cash display,” said John Carter Cash. “I feel it is inspired and shows a unique view into the history of country music that cannot be seen anywhere else.”
Happy Birthday To THE Man In Black. Today, Feb. 26, would have marked Johnny Cash’s 81st birthday. The “Man In Black” passed away in September of 2003 from complications with diabetes. In honor of his birthday, you can check out an exclusive collection of memorabilia from Cash’s career. Wolfgang’s Vault has a display of all kinds of Johnny Cash things including portraits, posters and apparel. Take a look and see if there is anything that catches your eye. Cash fans can also be looking for a Johnny Cash stamp! The U.S. Postal Service announced earlier this year that there will be a Cash stamp out this year, as part of the “Music Icons” series. The date for the release has not been finalized. Below is one of my all-time favorite Johnny Cash songs, “A Boy Named Sue.” What is yours?
Country Stars In Line-up For Johnny Cash Tribute in Austin. Country artists including Kenny Chesney, Ronnie Dunn, Shooter Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson and more, are in the line-up for a special tribute concert, “We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash“! The concert is scheduled for Friday, April 20th in Austin, TX, and will be held at the Austin City Limits Live Venue. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, February 29th.
Johnny Cash Gets His Very Own Museum In Nashville! I am very excited to say that there will be a Johnny Cash museum opening this summer in Nashville, TN! This is something that I’m sure that many, many fans have been waiting for! I can’t wait for it to open and I can’t wait for everyone across the country to make the trip to pay honor to the late, great man in black! Here is a short video with some more details!
Legacy Recordings releases the first 15 years of Johnny Cash’s recording career in a 2-disc set and we’ve got your copy! Legacy Recordings continues its’ Bootleg Series by setting their sights on the Man In Black. Beginning today, February 2nd, you can purchase a special edition 2-disc collection featuring Johnny Cash‘s first 15 years of recordings with Sun Records and Columbia Records titled “Memphis To Hollywood: Bootleg Vol. 2“. To celebrate this historic collection, Country Music News Blog is giving away a special Johnny Cash Prize Pack! The prize pack includes 1 copy of the From Memphis To Hollywood: Bootleg Vol. 2, 1 limited edition Bootleg Vol. 2 t-shirt, 1 limited edition 12×12 poster. Enter to win by Subscribing to our email newsletter! It’s that simple! Johnny Cash – Memphis To Hollywood: Bootleg Vol. 2 Album Details: * CD ONE: 1955 Memphis radio broadcast on KWEM – 11 ultra-rare, previously unreleased demos recorded prior to his signing with Sun Records – seven Sun outtakes produced by Sam Phillips and Jack Clement from 1954 to ’57 – and more! * CD TWO: From the Columbia vaults, 25 non-album singles, B-sides,and outtakes, 11 of them previously unreleased in the U.S. Follow-up to Personal File aka Bootleg Vol. 1 of 2006 Available at both physical and digital retail outlets starting February 22, 2011, through Columbia/Legacy. * Prize provided by Sony Music. * Entries must be received by Tuesday March 1. * Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one. * 1 Winner will be drawn Wednesday March 2nd and will be notified individually.