Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home Will Be Restored

Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess, Ark., will be restored with funds from a music festival scheduled for Aug. 4 in Jonesboro, Ark. Located in a Depression-era farming colony, the home will be purchased by Arkansas State University. Festival proceeds will also benefit a Johnny Cash Boyhood Museum in the New Deal Era Administration Building at Dyess. The Johnny Cash Music Festival will be a family affair, with concerts by his daughter Rosanne Cash, his son and daughter-in-law John Carter Cash and Laura Cash, his brother Tommy Cash and his granddaughter Chelsea Crowell. Additional performers will include Rodney Crowell, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Morris and bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent. Cash died in 2003.