Music Industry News Network [03-08-2018]



The Johnny Cash Museum is proud to honor Senior Intelligence Sergeant for the First Brigade Combat Team (1BCT) Fort Campbell, KY Christopher Davis by hosting his Army re-enlistment ceremony on Friday, March 16 at 8:30 AM CT.

“I’m honored to re-enlist at the Johnny Cash Museum,” says Davis. “Johnny Cash was a pioneer. He persevered through a lot of hard times, but set a goal to become a musician and became a damn good one at that. Also, he had a very rogue, non-traditional approach to getting things done.”

Davis enlisted in the armed services in December 2007 and completed basic training in January 2008 in South Carolina. Throughout his active duty, he has been stationed in Arizona, Germany, South Korea, Tennessee, Turkey and Washington. The Clinton, MS native will be joined by his close family and friends at the ceremony located in the Johnny Cash Museum’s Patriotic Exhibition, “The Ragged Old Flag Room.”

“We are honored to have Christopher demonstrate his commitment to our great country by re-enlisting in The Johnny Cash Museum," says Founder Bill Miller. "It’s so appropriate to hold the ceremony in our ‘Ragged Old Flag Room’ which commemorates Johnny’s undying patriotism to our flag and country.”

JR Cash enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 7, 1950. The enlistment was the reason his name was changed to the one we know today: when he enlisted, he had to have a first name rather than initials. It was at this time that he chose the name John. Cash completed basic training in San Antonio and was deployed to Germany. He served as a Morse Code Intercept Operator and was actually the first American to hear of and report Stalin’s death. The Air Force period was an important chapter in Johnny Cash’s life. It was there that he was first inspired to write the iconic lyrics for Folsom Prison Blues after seeing the film “Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison.” It was also during this deployment that he would purchase his first guitar in Germany for $5 and joined his first band, The Landsberg Barbarians, with a group of fellow servicemen. Cash was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant on July 3, 1954.

The Johnny Cash Museum most recently welcomed its one millionth visitor in December of 2017. To date, in 2018, the attraction has been featured in/on the following publications: CBS Nationwide, Chicago Tribune, College Magazine, Food & Wine, Houston City Book, Rolling Stone, Southern Hospitality Traveler, Southern Living, Travelhost & USA Today. Icon Entertainment Group, the parent company for The Johnny Cash Museum, also owns and operates Nudie’s Honky Tonk, Patsy Cline Museum and Skull’s Rainbow Room. It recently announced that a Merle Haggard Museum and Merle’s Meat+3 will be among their award-winning offerings in late 2018.

About The Johnny Cash Museum
Earning the AAA Gem rating, The Johnny Cash Museum experience has quickly spread around the globe with outlets like CNN, USA Today, Parade, The NY Times, The NY Post, Billboard, Vogue, Southern Living, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Yahoo, Huffington Post, London’s NME, etc. all buzzing about the attraction. You never know who you will see at the museum as celebrities like Former VP and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, CMT Nashville cast members, Noah Galloway, Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy, Weezer, The Oak Ridge Boys and American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe have all been spotted at the attraction. Located at 119 Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway, the Johnny Cash Museum is open every day from 9 AM to 6 PM. General admission is $19.95 with discounts for AAA, military, senior citizen and youth (6-15). Since opening its doors in April 2013, The Johnny Cash Museum has expanded twice, adding a café and additional exhibition space. The latest wing of exhibits profile “Walk the Line,” The Carter Family and Cash Covers in addition to green screen technologies that enable fans to get a picture with Johnny Cash. The museum has received numerous accolades for their exhibitions and services:

• Top 10 Trending U.S. Attraction for Fall 2017 - TripAdvisor
o November 2017
• Top 25 Trending U.S. Attractions, Summer 2017 - TripAdvisor
o July 25, 2017
• Top 5 Museums Dedicated to Pop-Rock Music (worldwide) - Marie Claire
o June 2017
• Top 10 Best Attractions in Nashville- USA Today
o June 2017
• Gem Rating - AAA
• #1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers [Worldwide] – Conde Nast’s Traveler
o September 22, 2014
• #1 Pitch Perfect Museum [Worldwide] – National Geographic
o October 2, 2013
• 5 Nashville Must Sees – Forbes
o September 27, 2013
• 7 Great American Vacation Spots (That Won’t Bust Your Budget) – Time
o July 3, 2014
• 50 Reasons We’re Thankful to be Southern – Southern Living
o November 2012
• Reason 8 of 10 why Nashville’s SoBro is the Next Great Neighborhood – Southern Living
o October 2013
• 22 Reasons You Should Visit Nashville – Huffington Post
o January 25th, 2014
• Top 10 Tennessee Spots for Music Lovers – Rolling Stone
o September 16, 2014
• Best Culture Stop in Nashville – Money Magazine
o May 1, 2014
• #1 on Nashville’s 10 Best Museums – Where Traveler
o May 2017
• 25 Best Places to Visit in the Southern USA - Vacation Idea
o February 2018
• Best Vacation Destinations For American History Buffs – CBS
o February 2018

To stay updated on the museum, visit the following:

Twitter: @CashMuseum
Instagram: @CashMuseum


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