Arkansas State University recently purchased the childhood home of country music legend [lastfm link_type=""]Johnny Cash [/lastfm] with the hopes of restoring it to its original condition.
Renovations for the home located in Dyess, Arkansas, will be funded by the [lastfm link_type=""]Johnny Cash Music Festival[/lastfm]. [lastfm link_type=""]Rosanne Cash[/lastfm] said: ”This is an incredible, special, emotional day for the Cash family.” ”Dad always held this area dear to his heart. This will be something that people will be able to see and touch.”
Johnny lived in the home throughout his childhood and through high school graduation in 1950. The house is complete with two bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and an outside toilet.
The festival is scheduled for August 4 at the university’s Convention Center, and the lineup includes performances from the late singer’s family, Cash passed away in 2003. Rosanne Cash, John Carter and Laura Cash, [lastfm link_type=""]Tommy Cash[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Kris Kristofferson[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Rodney Crowell[/lastfm], Chelsea Crowell, [lastfm link_type=""]George Jone[/lastfm]s, and [lastfm link_type=""]Gary Morris[/lastfm] will be available to play. If things go well, the school hopes to make the fest an annual occurrence.
Tickets go on sale May 2, and special VIP tickets will be available to allow diehard fans to meet the Cash family.