The Johnny Cash Museum is a new attraction in downtown Nashville where fans can explore the legendary entertainer’s career as a musician, author and actor. Located in a historic building near the honky-tonks of Lower Broadway, the museum contains an impressive collection of artifacts that allow the visitor to experience all these aspects of Cash’s life.
Initially a fan and avid collector of Cash memorabilia, museum owner and curator Bill Miller became a personal friend of Johnny Cash over the years. During a private tour of the museum, Miller described some of the artifacts in detail. Pointing to one of his favorite displays in the collection, he explained: “[Cash] recorded ‘Ring of Fire’ in Spanish, and these are transmittals from Columbia Records to the producer and manager setting it all up. And here are the lyrics to ‘The Matador,’ and this is the actual lyric sheet for ‘Fuego de Amor,’ which is ‘Ring of Fire.’ Johnny gave it to June. In his own hand he wrote ‘for June Carter.'”
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