We just ran across this article from The Tennessean by writer Cindy Watts, highlighting the renovation and opening of the Johnny Cash boyhood home in Dyess, AR.
[Joanne Cash] Yates said people from all over the world traveled to northeastern Arkansas to see the home where Johnny Cash was raised. And when they got there, the simple home her mother always kept sparkling clean was falling down.
“They were so disappointed,” Yates said.
Soon, thanks to a collaboration between Johnny Cash Music Festival founder and well-known music industry executive Bill Carter, Arkansas State University and members of the Cash family, when fans seek out the home, they’ll find it completely restored and furnished to mimic its appearance when the Cash family lived there from 1935 to 1953.
Read the full article and learn more about the fundraising and renovation process at www.tennessean.com .