In this article from the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune in Arkansas, Rosanne Cash talked about the second annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, to be held October 5th at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Proceeds from the concert will help fund the ongoing restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project in Dyess, Ark.
“Coming back to Northeast Arkansas each year is something I always look forward to,” Rosanne said. “My father held this area near and dear to his heart. Dyess was where his roots were and where his love of music began. He drew strength and inspiration from this place, his family and friends.”
“My father said that every dirt clod and rock at Dyess had a special memory for him. It would mean so much to him to see the restoration being done at the home he grew up in, where he got his start,” she said. “He often spoke of how the family sang at home, at church, and while working in the cotton fields. They all listened to the music on the radio and sang along with it. Dad kept a stalk of cotton in his office through the years as a reminder of the farm.”
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