As of April 26, 2013, The Johnny Cash Museum has opened its doors to the public. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville this beautiful tribute to The Man in Black is officially authorized by the Estate of Johnny Cash. The museum wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the #1 Johnny Cash fan of all time, Bill Miller. Mr. Miller has been working for years to establish the museum as a place that not only honors the legacy of Johnny Cash, but also displays a massive collection of memorabilia that includes costumes, guitars, amplifiers, notes, hand written lyrics and many, many other items that were used by Johnny throughout his extensive career. Bill Miller also runs the Johnny Cash website (, the Johnny Cash Radio program ( , and was a longtime personal friend of Johnny Cash.

The museum is also a place for the millions of Johnny Cash fans. Up until now, there really hasn't been a destination that is exclusively Johnny Cash. Thanks to Bill Miller (and no doubt countless others helped), this is no longer the case. Fans from all over the world now have a place they can visit to see, hear, and experience Johnny Cash like never before. For example, the museum has the actual amplifier that Luther Perkins used to record "Hey Porter", "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk the Line". The actual drums used by WS Holland on the Johnny Cash TV Series. The historical significance of these items is immeasurable and absolutely the coolest thing for a Cash fan to see up close and in person. This place is THE destination of Johnny Cash fans.

There is also a gift store in the museum where you can pick up all of your favorite Cash themed items like shirts, hats, CDs, books, and other unique gift items including jewelry that is hand made by Johnny Cash's youngest daughter, Tara Cash.

I haven't had a chance to make it to the museum yet but am actively looking for a free weekend when I can make it over to Nashville to check it out. From everything I have seen on Facebook and have read about it online, I can't wait for the chance to experience it in person. Look for an update to this blog post soon after I have made my visit.

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Thanks for the great article, Ryan. I hope you can visit soon!
Comment by Bill Miller -- On May 21, 2013, 4:20 pm

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