Long-Time Johnny Cash Home Sells for $2 Million
The house that Johnny Cash and June Carter called their home for over 40 years has now been sold. It was sold by Barry Gibb, from the classic rock group the Bee Gees, and his wife Linda. The two purchased the home with the intent of using it to spark their songwriting.
The Hendersonville, Tenn. home was sold to Lakehouse Holdings for $2 million, according to the deed that was filed in March in Sumner County. According to the Tennessean, Rachelle Caudill from Hendersonville's Realty Title and Escrow confirmed this was true on Tuesday (April 22), but couldn't give out any more information because of privacy laws.
The four-lot property sits at 200 Caudill Drive and is on Nashville's Old Hickory Lake. The seven-bedroom house was built in 1968 and was purchased by Gibb and his wife for only $2.3 million. They had originally planned on renovating and restoring the home and were almost finished in 2007 when a fire destroyed most of the structure. After that the couple decided to change their plans and build a new home. They also decided it was best to preserve what was left of Cash's home.
The house also comes with talented neighbors. Gibb's neighbor is country singer-songwriter Marty Stuart who didn't keep his admiration for Cash quiet. He even covered a 'Cry! Cry! Cry!' in 1991 on one of his albums. Stuart allegedly once referred to the home as country music's version of Graceland.