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article imageReview: The Johnny Cash Museum is a fine Nashville attraction Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 16, 2013 in Entertainment
Nashville - On July 13, I was afforded the privilege to visit the Johnny Cash Museum, which is dedicated to one of my all-time favorite country legends, Johnny Cash. It is located on 119 Third Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee.
I entered the museum through a gift shop which features a wide selection of neat Johnny Cash items and memorabilia. As one gazes through the exhibits, one is presented with listening stations, where one can hear Johnny’s early hits. There are artifacts from Johnny’s childhood, his years in the Air Force, a jail cell door with his “Folsom Prison Blues” lyrics written out, as well as the clothing that he wore during various time periods of his life.
There is small room with a projector that showcases Johnny’s patriotic spirit that is graced by an American flag backdrop, as well as another room which includes clips from the movies that he was a part of in the entertainment industry, one of which was “Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman.”
Opposite the “House of Cash” sign, one is met by a wall full of Johnny’s platinum and gold records. Several artifacts are also devoted to his late wife, June Carter Cash.
My favorite part of the museum was seeing the impressive collection of awards and accolades that he has garnered in his career which included Country Music Association (CMA) awards, Grammy awards, various noteworthy Hall of Fame inductions, an MTV award, a Golden Globe award for the film “Walk the Line,” as well as the Kennedy Center Honors.
It includes Johnny’s bicentennial suit and tuxedo from his White House performance for then President Nixon, as well as former first lady Pat Nixon’s dress which is there on loan.
As fans leave the museum, they can watch Johnny Cash’s Grammy-award-winning video “Hurt” in the final viewing station, which will only leave them yearning for more artifacts that pay homage to the late country music king.
The Verdict
The Johnny Cash Museum is a country music paradise, as well as one of Nashville’s finest attractions. It is utterly fantastic and a must for any fan of Johnny Cash, the musician that is regarded as the greatest man in country music history. This museum garners 5 out of 5 stars.
To learn more about the Johnny Cash Museum, visit its official website.
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