Family and friends of Johnny Cash announced on Tuesday that a museum dedicated to the life and music of the Man In Black will open in downtown Nashville this summer, reports The Tennessean. The museum will be located in a former upholstery store and will open sometime this summer, although no date has been set, according to founder Bill Miller, a lifelong friend of Johnny’s.
“My father and mother had a way through honesty and truth of spirit,” John Cash, son of Johnny and June Carter Cash, said. “It’s not about the glamour or about making it for Nashville. This is about spreading their spirit.”
“This is something that is done for Johnny, something that Johnny deserves, something that Johnny would be very, very pleased with,” Bill Miller said. “This museum will be a walk through Johnny Cash’s life in three dimensions, sight and sound, artifacts and interactive features.”
The 18,000 square-foot museum will hold memorabilia, interactive exhibits and a 250-seat auditorium. Items for the museum will be donated from the Cash family, Bill Miller’s collection, a former Johnny Cash museum in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and donors. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has offered to lend the museum Johnny’s legendary Gibson guitar.