Johnny Cash’s legendary tour bus, JC Unit One, is now on display to the public outside of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Guests can step inside and experience a piece of country music history during the venue’s tour hours. Access to JC Unit One is included with the purchase of a regular Ryman tour admission ticket.
Cash used the bus for the 1991 “Highwayman Tour” that transported Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson, and it traveled to Nashville from its permanent home at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The bus’ journey to the Ryman is part of the venue’s partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to showcase the Ryman’s significant rock and roll history.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Rock Hall and honored to have JC Unit One at the Ryman,” says Gary Levy, Ryman Auditorium General Manager. “Johnny Cash is a music icon with significant ties to this building. It was here that he graced the Grand Ole Opry stage for the first time, where he crossed paths with June Carter Cash and where the iconic ‘Johnny Cash Show’ found its home.”
In 2022, the Ryman was designated as an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark and launched Rock Hall at the Ryman, a new exhibit in partnership with the Rock Hall.
“While the Ryman is known as the Mother Church of Country Music, the partnership and exhibit honors the 100+ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, including Johnny Cash, who have performed on the Ryman’s hallowed stage throughout its 131-year history,” says Greg Harris, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame President & CEO.
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