A museum dedicated to the legacy of Johnny Cash is planned for downtown Nashville. Official details will unfold at a press conference scheduled for Feb. 14 with Mayor Karl Dean, PLA Media, the Cash Family and founders Bill and Shannon Miller. This announcement comes in the same month the Man in Black would have turned 80.
The AP reports the museum will feature a number of items from The House of Cash, a Cash museum that was located in nearby Henderson, Tenn., until 1999.
“[Miller] has been an incredible supporter of my dad and one of the largest collectors of memorabilia,” said Rosanne Cash to the AP. “If anybody has the whole structure to put up a museum, he does. So I have a lot of trust in him and I think it’s great at this point. I think he’ll do something with dignity and class that’s historically important, not some kitschy thing. I’m very interested in seeing what he does.”
Addidtionally, a groundbreaking ceremony is being made on Feb. 26, for a seperate project in Dyess, Ark., to preserve Cash’s childhood home. Several musical releases and 3 documentaries are in the works to commemorate the anniversary.
Cash succumbed to complications from diabetes in 2003 at the age of 71.
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