So to continue our day of Johnny Cash after we visited Johnny Cash’s Grave and home we headed to downtown Nashville to visit the Johnny Cash Museum.
Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee
… Forgetting that it was a Sunday… and that the Titans had a home game…. We almost hit 4 people driving down a street at 5 MPH and looked 30 minutes for a parking space. Finally, we got there.
Then we paid $22 for 2 hours of parking…. YUCK! But it was so worth it hubby was so excited!
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The Johnny Cash museum seems to work its way through his career it started with his birth certificate and told his childhood story.
The right wall had pictures of Johnny through his career. You enter to the right of the picture and it’s a walk down his life, there are monitor and headphone so you can listen to music from each picture)
Then you can read about his time in the Military
Hubby and I laughed at the going back to the civilian handbook. Back then that is ALL he got, now hubby had to take a week-long class on top of the books that got sent home.
Then you move on to his marriage with his first wife Vivian.
This ‘Million Dollar Quarter Signed Picture’ Caught my eye. Can you tell who is in the picture?
I walk the line lyrics. Love that song!
There is a video of him playing at Folsom Prison and singing Folsom Prison Blues.
They also displayed his jumpsuit behind a set of bars!
Folsom Prison also gave him cups like the prisoners would have!
This picture hubby took encases Johnny perfectly, it wasn’t even a planned picture.
Then you learn about Johnny and June’s Marriage.
Then you pass by the house of cash sign.
This is across from the record wall
Then you come to a stone wall that came from Johnny and June’s Lake House.
This wall also had some of the furnishings from the house, including this beautiful glass set
This chair and note from Johnny to June
There was also this beautiful hutch!
From there you learn about Johnny and June’s Kids
Learn more about the time they went to the white house
Then see a video of his famous ‘Ragged Old Flag’ Speech
You can then see some of Johnny artwork.
You can also see many of his famous awards.
Plus some of his famous friends
There is so much to see I’m sure with 4 kids to wrangle I could go through again and see all different things!
Then we headed out and that parking spot we were so happy to have, the one that took us 30 minutes to find…. The one we paid $22 for? We were blocked in by 2 pickup trucks, so we couldn’t just circle out to the stop light like the lot intended, we had back out all the way on to the busy Honky Tonk Row!