The Johnny Cash Museum adds never before seen artifacts to exhibit in celebration of “I Walk The Line” single’s anniversary


Sun Records Sam Phillips presenting Johnny Cash with his first Gold Record for I Walk the Line – Credit: Johnny Cash Museum Archive

The Johnny Cash Museum premiered an artifact today that has never previously been on public display despite being presented to Johnny Cash more than six decades ago.  The unveiling of this rare artifact – Johnny Cashs very first gold record – was released today to commemorate Cashs first #1 I Walk the Line on what is the anniversary of the songs release on Sun Records on May 1, 1956. Johnnys siblings Tommy Cash and Joanne Cash-Yates joined Sam Phillips son Jerry Phillips on site today as the award finally found a permanent home on exhibition at the museum, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.


About The Johnny Cash Museum

Earning the AAA Gem rating, The Johnny Cash Museum experience has quickly spread around the globe with outlets like CNN, USA Today, Parade, The NY Times, The NY Post, Billboard, Vogue, Southern Living, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Yahoo, Huffington Post, Londons NME, etc. all buzzing about the attraction. You never know who you will see at the museum as celebrities like Former VP and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, CMT Nashville cast members, Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy, Weezer, The Oak Ridge Boys and American Pickers Mike Wolfe have all been spotted at the attraction. Located at 119 Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway, the Johnny Cash Museum is open every day from 9 AM to 6 PM CT. General admission is $19.95 with discounts for AAA, military, senior citizen and youth (6-15). Since opening its doors in April 2013, The Johnny Cash Museum has expanded twice adding a café and additional exhibition space.  The latest wing of exhibits profile Walk the Line, The Carter Family and Cash Covers in addition to green screen technologies that enable fans to get a picture with Johnny Cash. The museum, which welcomed its one millionth visitor in December 2017, has received numerous accolades for their exhibitions and services:
  • Top 10 Trending U.S. Attraction for Fall 2017 – TripAdvisor
    • November 2017
       Top 25 Trending U.S. Attractions for Summer 2017 TripAdvisor
o      July 2017
       Top 5 Museums Dedicated to Pop-Rock Music (worldwide) – Marie Claire
o      June 2017
       Top 3 Best Things to Do in Nashville Orbitz
o      July 2017
       Top 10 Best Attractions in Nashville- USA Today
o      June 2017
       Gem Rating – AAA
       #1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers [Worldwide] Conde Nasts Traveler
o      September 22, 2014
       #1 Pitch Perfect Museum [Worldwide] National Geographic
o      October 2, 2013
       5 Nashville Must Sees Forbes
o      September 27, 2013
       7 Great American Vacation Spots (That Wont Bust Your Budget) Time
o      July 3, 2014
       50 Reasons Were Thankful to be Southern Southern Living
o      November 2012
       22 Reasons You Should Visit Nashville Huffington Post
o      January 25th, 2014
       Top 10 Tennessee Spots for Music Lovers Rolling Stone
o      September 16, 2014
       Best Culture Stop in Nashville Money Magazine
o      May 1, 2014
To stay updated on the museum, visit the following:
Twitter: @CashMuseum
Instagram: @CashMuseum

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