Johnny Cash Museum to Open This Summer in Nashville

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, [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Celebrates the Holidays

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate the holiday season with an assortment of programs and events for the entire family. They will also have limited edition holiday posters from the Hatch Show Print and special offers from the Museum Store, just in time for holiday shopping. Jimmy Wayne will help kick [...] Read More

Reese Witherspoon & Robert Pattinson Added to ACM Awards Presenters List

The Academy of Country Music announced today that Academy Award®-winning actress Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson are scheduled to present together as part of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. The ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, [...] Read More

Johnny Cash Opposed U.S. War

The same day Natalie Maines took a public stance that criticized the president for leading the U.S. into the Iraq War in March 2003, Johnny Cash checked into Baptist Hospital in Nashville with pneumonia. The American public went crazy on the Dixie Chicks because of Natalie’s statement, and the incident cost the band its mainstream audience. As it turns out, the Man In Black might well have come out publicly against the Iraq War, too, if he weren’t in such poor health. Daughter Rosanne Cash had put her name on a full-page ad in The New York Times just two weeks prior, joining Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, Dave Matthews and T Bone Burnett among a group of musicians who said, “War on Iraq is wrong and we know it.” Read More