Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley and the Civil Wars paid tribute to the Man in Black at the Johnny Cash Music Festival on October 5th in Jonesboro, Ark. The influence of the iconic singer was obvious as the benefit concert raised approximately $200,000 to restore his childhood home and to establish a scholarship in his name at Arkansas State University.
“My Aunt Joanne said, ‘You know they say you can’t go home again, but me and Tommy are,'” Johnny’s daughter Rosanne told The Boot, referring to her aunt and uncle (pictured above), who were also raised in the house. “If this were just about my dad and restoring the house it would be one thing, but it’s really also establishing a heritage society and providing scholarships to Arkansas State University.”
The home, located in Dyess, Ark., is nearing the end of its restoration. “When I saw the pictures yesterday I cried,” admitted Rosanne, who added that she first visited the home place when she was 12.
Read more at AOL’s The Boot.