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Johnny Cash Museum to Open in Nashville This Summer

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Friends and family members of country legend Johnny Cash were on hand Wednesday morning to announce an 18,000 square foot museum honoring the life and career of the “Man in Black.” No exact date of the grand opening was announced for the downtown Nashville installation.

Founder and Cash friend Bill Miller choked up while discussing the blueprints, which include permanent exhibits, a multipurpose room and a performance stage with 250 seats.

“This is the realization of a long-term dream,” he said, according to the Tennessean. Cash’s son John Carter Cash, brother Tommy and granddaughter Chelsea were also on hand for the news conference. Miller — a longtime collector of Cash memorabilia — will run the museum, which will feature items donated by the family and items from the now-closed Johnny Cash Museum in Henderson, Tenn.

“He’s been an incredible supporter of my dad and one of the largest collectors of memorabilia,” Cash’s daughter Roseanne Cash told Guitar World earlier this month. “If anybody has the whole structure to put up a museum, he does. So I have a lot of trust in him and I think it’s great at this point. I think he’ll do something with dignity and class that’s historically important, not some kitschy thing. I’m very interested in seeing what he does.”

The museum will be located within a block of the Country Music Hall of Fame, just off Broadway St. on Third Ave. Admission will be $13. The cost of building the museum is approximately $7 million.

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