“Highwayman” takes Single Record of the Year honors for Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and producer Chips Moman in the 21st Academy of Country Music awards, telecast by NBC from Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.
JONESBORO, Ark. — Tickets go on sale this Monday, April 1, for the 2013 Johnny Cash Music Festival, set for August 17 at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark. This year’s concert stars Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers and Joanne Cash Yates, who will join show host Tommy Cash for the third annual event.
As in years past, proceeds from this year’s event will fund the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Ark., as well as support a scholarship fund established in the international superstar’s name. Already, four young people are attending ASU thanks to the money raised at the previous events.
Tickets for the Johnny Cash Music Festival are available at ASU’s Central Box Office and online at www.tickets.astate.edu. Tickets can also be purchased by logging onto the official website of the Johnny Cash Music Festival, www.johnnycashmusicfest.com. Call to purchase tickets toll-free at 1-888-278-3267.
photos from last year’s fest
photo: Janis Tillerson
Willie Nelson and Family performed at the 2nd annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, at the University of Arkansas, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
VH1 Storytellers is a live album by Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, released in 1998 on American Recordings. The opening track is a duet with Cash and Nelson, followed by alternating solos by both artists. Cash and Nelson discuss the songs and their origins between tracks on the recording.
On March 3, 1990, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome, kicking off their first concert tour as the Highwaymen
The second annual Johnny Cash Music Festival raised approximately $200,000 to help fund the restoration of his boyhood home in Dyess, Ark., and to support a scholarship fund established in his name. His daughter, Rosanne Cash, hosted the October 5th event at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro featuring performances by Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, the Civil Wars and others.
Plans are underway for next year’s event which marks the 10th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s death. For more information on the projects and fundraiser: www.JohnnyCashMusicFest.com.
Rosanne Cash welcomed Willie Nelson to the second annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, in Jonesboro, Arkansas (10/5/2012)
Roseanne was the host, and also performed with her band
She rocked it on guitar.
She has such a beautiful voice, and is such a great songwriter/storyteller. She played some greatest hits, and also they played some songs from their upcoming album, which will feature music of the Delta region.
Rosanne Cash talked about how the projects that will benefit from the funds raised from the concert are very dear to her heart, and especially because they were important to her father, too. Funds raised will help rebuild Johnny Cash’s childhood home, and the Historical Dyess Project, and fund a scholarhship progrom to assist students to attend ASU.
For information about these projects, and how you can help — or to sign up to receive notices about next years’s concert — visit: www.JohnnyCashMusicfest.com.