Johnny Cash to Get a Permanent Home in Downtown Nashville
If you’re looking for even more country on your next visit to Nashville—you’re in luck—as the city is about to start construction on a brand new country music museum. Unfortunately for Taylor Swift fans she’s not the focus of the new exhibits, as it’s scheduled to show off plenty about the life and times of the Man in Black.
A Johnny Cash museum is in the works for an old warehouse in Nashville within Third Avenue South. Curators and officials are still figuring out all the details and exhibits, but we do know that they plan to include parts from the musician’s former home in Henderson, Tennessee. Of course there will also be plenty of other memorabilia and memories, and it sounds like plenty of stuff will be handed over from the personal collection of one big fan and biographer. The Cash family seems to be supporting the effort, so it should be a pretty straight forward presentation without too much bickering over what can and can’t be included.
The plan is to dedicate around 18,000 square feet to Johnny Cash this and that, and there’ll also be room for a little live music too—they’re sticking in a small auditorium as well. In total it sounds like the museum will be dedicating around $7 million in cash to get things ready to go as soon as this summer. There’s no set date for a grand opening just yet, but if you’re in town during the warmer months it might just be worth a bit of your time.
[Photo: Tim Patterson]