Johnny Cash’s birthday is Sunday, February 26th. He would have been 80 years old. In celebration of that day, the Cash family will host a Restoration Launch at 2 p.m. at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. At 3 p.m., the Cash family will host a Johnny Cash Birthday Tribute at the Dyess Community Center, State Highway 297 at Fourth Street, Dyess, Arkansas. This is a free concert featuring members of the Cash family – Rosanne, John Carter, JoAnne, Tommy & others.
Thanks to Jamie Darling for sending this information. Jamie was invited to sit on the Arkansas Steering Committee for the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home/Dyess Colony Project. Rosanne Cash and John Carter Cash are National Co-Chairs, and Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson both serve as Honorary National Co-Chairs. This is such a worthwhile project to preserve our country’s musical history while providing lots of opportunity to the impoverished Mississippi Delta region, which has produced such musical legends as J.C., Charlie Rich, Levon Helm, and Al Green among others.
Also in other Johnny Cash News, the date for this year’s Johnny Cash Music Fest is Friday, October 5th at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro. For more information and updates on the festival, visit. The Johnny Cash Music Festival is presented annually by the Arkansas State University, with participation by the Cash family, to benefit the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project in Dyess, Arkansas. This project involves establishing a museum to honor the Johnny Cash legacy as well as restoring or re-creating his boyhood home. For more information on the Dyess Restoration Project, click here.