The Johnny Cash Museum took home the top honor, "2014 Award of Excellence," at the Tennessee Association of Museums Conference.
It is one of Nashville's newest attractions. Founder Bill Miller and executive director Sydney Robinson were both recognized for their "superlative achievement for the permanent exhibition," according to a press statement.
"It's a thrill and an honor to receive this recognition from such an esteemed organization," said founder Bill Miller in the press release. "Being recognized in this way by our peers is very humbling."
Miller and Robinson received the honor in a ceremony that was held at the historic General Morgan Inn in Greenville, Tennessee. As they approach the one year anniversary for the museum, The Johnny Cash Museum was proud to recently present a sold-out Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration that featured performances from three generations of the Cash family.
It has been visited by such dignitaries as former Vice President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, Rosanne Cash, Carlene Carter, Grammy and country music star Lynn Anderson, ABC Nashville's Chris Carmack, The Mavericks, The Oak Ridge Boys, American Pickers' Mike Wolfe, country singer Ashton Shepherd, Kristen Kelly, Melanie Safka, among many others.
Forbes recently ranked the Top 5 "Must-See" Nashville destinations and placed The Johnny Cash Museum in the No. 1 spot. It subsequently garnered an unbelievable honor from National Geographic, which published a list of the worldwide top four "Pitch Perfect Museums," for museums dedicated to a single musician. The Johnny Cash Museum earned the top honor beating out the ABBA museum in Stockholm, as well as the Kalakuta museum in Nigeria.
As Digital Journal previously reported, the Johnny Cash Museum garnered 5 out of 5 stars. When I visited it last summer during my trip to Nashville, I was in total awe of this astounding attraction.
For more information on the Johnny Cash Museum, be sure to visit its official website.