THE JOHNNY CASH MUSEUM PREMIERES EVENT SPACE NOVEMBER 1st HOSTING Q&A WITH ROBERT HILBURN
Hilburn’s Johnny Cash: The Life Hits Shelves October 29th
The Johnny Cash Museum (JCM) debuts its event space on Friday, November 1st with a symposium on Johnny Cash’s life anchored by author and renowned journalist Robert Hilburn and hosted by JCM Founder Bill Miller. Hilburn’s Johnny Cash: The Life will be released by Little, Brown and Company, the publisher of Peter Guralnick’s massive two-volume Elvis Presley biography, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love, and Keith Richards’ recent autobiography, Life on October 29th.
"Bob Hilburn and I have been friends for years,” says JCM Founder Bill Miller. “He's a very highly regarded observer and critic of popular music, so when I heard he was doing a biography on Cash, it got my attention. We are honored to host Bob's debut East Coast book signing as well as a Q&A session I'll be moderating."
Hilburn’s book will cover Cash’s artistic career and his turbulent life, from his days growing up in Arkansas to becoming one of the true icons of 20th century popular music.
"Of the many great rock pioneers in the 1950s," Hilburn says, "Cash was the only one who approached his music as more than hits for the jukebox. He wanted his music to inspire and uplift people. In that goal, he was the crucial link between Woody Guthrie’s music of social idealism and commentary in the 1930s and 1940s and Bob Dylan’s music of revolution in the 1960s and beyond.”
Details on the event are below:
Date: Friday, November 1st
Location: The Johnny Cash Museum
Address: 119 Third Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37202
Doors Open: 6 PM
Panel Starts: 7 PM
About Robert Hilburn:
Hilburn served as the acclaimed music critic of the Los Angeles Times from 1970 – 2005. Since the Times, he dove into authoring accounts of his experiences in the music industry, with his latest project focusing on the life of country music icon Johnny Cash. During his time at the LA Times, he was the only music writer permitted to enter Folsom Prison to witness the legendary performance. Hilburn has long been a member of the nominating committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.roberthilburnonline.com.
About The Johnny Cash Museum
Earning the AAA Gem rating, 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. Forbes recently released a list of the Top 5 “Must-See” Nashville destinations and put The Johnny Cash Museum in the number one slot. That acknowledgement was followed the very next day with an unbelievable honor from National Geographic. National Geographic published a list of the worldwide top four “Pitch Perfect Museums,” museums dedicated to a single musician. The Johnny Cash Museum earned the top honor beating out the ABBA museum in Stockholm and the Kalakuta museum in Nigeria. 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 Former VP Al Gore, Grammy and country music legend Lynn Anderson, The Mavericks, The Oak Ridge Boys, American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe, Ashton Shepherd, etc. This event will mark the debut of the new event space which can accommodate up to 150 guests. 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.
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.
To stay updated on the museum and Johnny Cash, visit www.johnnycash.com or www.johnnycashmuseum.com.
To receive additional information, high resolution images or to schedule an interview with founder Bill Miller or Robert Hilburn, contact Mark Logsdon of PLA Media at (615) 327-0100.
For more information or booking inquires on the Johnny Cash Museum Event Space, contact Kelly Hancock at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 256-1777.