The Johnny Cash Museum Teams with 650 AM-WSM to Continue the Legacy of The Man In Black
Fifty-seven years after Johnny Cash’s first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, The Johnny Cash Museum has solidified an agreement to continue the legacy of the “Man in Black” on the airwaves of 650 AM WSM and wsmonline.com. Live endorsements for The Johnny Cash Museum, which earned the highest AAA rating as a GEM Attraction, will be heard on Saturday broadcasts of the Opry on WSM beginning August 31st.
“We are honored to help introduce our worldwide audience to the amazing Johnny Cash Museum,” says 650 AM WSM General Manager Tom English. “Our listeners will be excited about the museum just as they are about calling and emailing us every day to request their favorite Cash songs.”
"650 WSM and Johnny Cash have a long history together,” says Bill Miller, founder of The Johnny Cash Museum (pictured above with WSM's Eddie Stubbs). “He was a regular member of the Grand Ole Opry through much of the 60's; he first met June Carter backstage at the Opry years before they would marry, and 650 has never stopped playing Johnny’s records. I'm proud to be part of extending and carrying on the Cash tradition by partnering with this iconic station.”
About The Johnny Cash Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum experience has quickly spread around the globe with outlets like CNN, The NY Times, The NY Post, Billboard, Vogue, Southern Living, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Yahoo, Huffington Post, London’s NME, etc. all buzzing about the attraction. One can never predict who they will see at the museum as Cash family and band members are often inside in addition to celebrities like Ashton Shepherd, Grammy and country music legend Lynn Anderson, The Mavericks, The Oak Ridge Boys, Former VP Al Gore, American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe, etc. Located at 119 Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway, the museum is en route between the tourists circulated Broadway strip and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The JCM is open every day from 11 AM to 7 PM CST. General admission is $14 with discounts for students, members of the military, etc.
Many never before seen historical documents, letters, awards, costumes and instruments take the visitor on a three dimensional journey through Johnny Cash’s life with interactive technology provided by the Nashville based Griffin Technologies. The museum, designed by the Temeka Group in collaboration with Bill and Shannon Miller, unites the extensive and acclaimed collection of Bill Miller, longtime friend of Cash’s and founder of the official Johnny Cash website www.JohnnyCash.Com , and pieces from friends, colleagues and family members including his daughters, son and siblings. The collection features the earliest known Johnny Cash letters and documents as well as the handwritten manuscript to the last song ever written by the prolific songwriter, just days before his passing. Visitors also are given an extensive look into Cash’s non-entertainment related life including his childhood and early adulthood and his service in the United States Air Force.
To stay updated on the museum and Johnny Cash, visit www.johnnycash.com or www.johnnycashmuseum.com.