A new downtown museum dedicated to the life and music career of the late “Man in Black” will feature 18,000 square feet of memorabilia, interactive exhibits and a 250-seat auditorium, organizers of the new Johnny Cash Museum announced today in their formal unveiling of its permanent home in Nashville.
The museum will open sometime this summer, although no exact date has been set, said founder Bill Miller, a lifelong friend of Cash. Miller, along with three generations of Cash family members that included son, John Carter Cash, brother Tommy and granddaughter, Chelsea, announced the plans at a midday news conference.
Said John Cash: “My father and mother had a way through honesty and truth of spirit. It’s not about the glamour or about making it for Nashville. This is about spreading their spirit.”
The two-story brick building is within a block of the County Music Hall of Fame and Museum and a short walk from Ryman Auditorium.
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