Johnny Cash Museum To Honor Legends Of Sun Records With New Exhibit

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Nashville’s Johnny Cash Museum and Event Space will unveil a new exhibit to honor the Legends of Sun Records on Aug. 15. The exhibit will run for 18 months. Among the items that will be on display are never-before-seen artifacts from Elvis Presley, as well as the first drum kit that was used on the Grand Ole Opry, and the first original pair of Blue Suede Shoes.

Other artists that will be spotlighted in the exhibit include Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and drummer W.S. Holland.

“Johnny Cash began his musical career at Sun Records,” says museum founder Bill Miller. “Sun was the launch pad for several young men whose music would forever impact the world. Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny came from similar backgrounds and humble beginnings. Once they walked through the door at the Memphis Recording Service, their lives would never be the same. We are proud to showcase Johnny’s labelmates from this historic period in rock and roll history.”

The Johny Cash Museum is located at 119 3rd Ave. S. More information found at


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