Johnny Cash Music Festival Set for October 5

With the success of last year’s Johnny Cash Music Festival, festival founder Bill Carter and Arkansas State University officials have decided to hold the festival again this year. This year’s event will take place October 5 at ASU’s Convocation Center. Artists scheduled to appear include Johnny Cash’s daughter Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley and [...] Read More

Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley to Play Johnny Cash Music Festival

John Carter Cash and officials at Arkansas State University have announced the lineup for this year’s Johnny Cash Music Festival. Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley and the Civil Wars will all perform during the event. Proceeds will fund the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Arkansas. The concert will take place [...] Read More

Kenny Chesney, Ronnie Dunn Among Artists To Honor Johnny Cash

Kenny Chesney, Ronnie Dunn, Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson will be among the artists gathering to celebrate the life of Johnny Cash at the We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash concert on April 20th in Austin, Texas. The concert will take place at Austin City Limits Live at The [...] Read More

Loretta Lynn Honored for 50 Years of Music

Five decades ago, Loretta Lynn and her husband-manager, “Mooney” Lynn, drove station to station around the U.S. promoting her first single, “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl.” All these years later, she’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a global symbol for country music, and she was honored Friday at her Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum in Tennessee for 50 years as an American icon. A bevy musicians and music-industry executives were on hand for the occasion, including Marty Stuart, Crystal Gayle, Jack Greene and Terri Clark. Ronnie McDowell presented Loretta a painting he had created, depicting her when she was 10 years old and living in Kentucky. A string of presenters included John Carter Cash, arranger Bill Walker and Ray Walker, of the Jordanaires, the Hall of Fame vocal quartet that backed Loretta on such classics as “You’re Lookin’ At Country,” “Blue Kentucky Girl,” “Don’t Come A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” There were also video tributes from Wynonna, Big Kenny, Keith Anderson, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler and Dolly Parton. The ceremony took place in a sweat-filled tent outside the museum, which houses an extraordinary volume of memorabilia, including letters from presidents, stage wear and a string of awards. None of which have led Loretta to think of herself as anything other than the little girl who grew up in poverty in an eastern Kentucky shack. Read More