My husband is a HUGE Johnny Cash fan. This was increased when we were stationed with Carey Cash (Johnny’s Great Nephew, and Author of A Table in the Presence) He was able to hear stories first hand. So when we visit Nashville it was a must to visit the Johnny Cash Grave site and home site! Here are the tips you need to know.
So when we got on the road my husband had one request. He wanted a Johnny Cash day. This meant visiting the johnny cash grave, driving by his lake house, and a trip to the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. The Museum will be covered in a post tomorrow! Come back to read it.
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Visiting The Johnny Cash Grave & Homesites – Hendersonville, Tennessee
We started our day heading to Hendersonville to visit The Johnny Cash Grave site. Once we got off the internet our GPS decided to be funny it had NO IDEA where it was going…. After 30 minutes and following it in the wrong direction 4 times I was able to use google maps on my phone and get us there.
I guess we needed the adventure!
We found the Johnny Cash grave site, appropriately at the top of the hill.
So many people have left flowers and items for them. The gravesite is so well kept and I love the bible verses on them.
They also have a bench at their grave site the front says ‘I walk the line’
The back of the bench has a quote from Johnny Cash that my husband fell in love with.
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Hubby left his band made out of military uniform at the site.
We then headed to visit what is left of Johnny and June’s Home on the lake (featured in the movie ‘I Walk the Line’ ) the house burned to the ground during a 2007 remodel after it was sold, many believe because only John and June were meant to live there.
The drive to the house is beautiful
A beautiful stone fence borders the property
Since the fire, there isn’t much left of the house.
This house was once 13,880-square-foot home that ran along on Old Hickory Lake and you can still see the foundation and stairs.
Set on a solid rock foundation, the house was sprawling and the property contained an outdoor swimming pool, bell garden, four large, 35-foot round rooms, 7 bedrooms, and 5 full baths.
But it has a killer view of the lake
Across the street is the house Johnny had built for his parents and he later lived there after June passed
From here we headed to Nashville to Visit the Johnny Cash Museum. Post to come on Monday!