From Arkansas to Tennessee, from the Country Music to the Rock 'n' Roll Halls of Fame, take a musical journey with the original pioneer of rockabilly, Johnny Cash.
When Cash was young, his family moved to Dyess, AR, where they lived in a 5-room house and farmed on over 20 acres of land. Johnny spent the bulk of the next 15 years working in the fields alongside his parents, brothers and sisters. Located at 4791 CR 924, Dyess, AR 72330.
In 1950, after graduating high school and working briefly sweeping floors at an auto plant, Johnny joined the Air Force. For the bulk of his 4 years of service, he was stationed in Landsberg, Germany.
Johnny met his future wife, June Carter, in the 1950s, backstage at the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium while both were part of the Opry cast. After divorcing their respective spouses, Johnny proposed to June during a live performance in London, Ontario, 13 years after first meeting.
Country singer/songwriter Johnny Cash reclines on a couch while playing acoustic guitar in Nashville, TN, circa 1960.
Johnny poses for a picture in front of the lake house he purchased with his second wife, June Carter, in Hendersonville, TN.
From June 1969 to March 1971, Johnny filmed 58 episodes of The Johnny Cash Show, a TV variety series featuring contemporary music that was taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
A look at the Cinnamon Hill Great House in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that was purchased by Johnny Cash and June Carter in the 1970s. It was at this very house that Johnny and his guests were robbed and threatened before giving up $50,000 cash and jewelry among other valuables.
Johnny and his wife, June Carter Cash, are seen leaving the front gate of Kansas State Prison in 1968. Although Johnny had his troubles, he was not here because of himself but to perform for the inmates, something he frequently enjoyed.
In 1980, Cash was accepted as the youngest member of the Country Music Association Hall of Fame. Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Johnny Cash's star located at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard in California. Cash, a winner of 17 Grammy awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, was known as a pioneer of rockabilly and rock 'n' roll.
Johnny was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. The JC Unit One, Cash's tour bus from 1980 to 2003, was put on display in the Hall in 2007.
Located at 119 3rd Ave. South in Nashville, TN, the Johnny Cash Museum is set to open in 2013. The museum’s store, an 850-square-foot retail space, is already open daily and offers autographed vinyl albums, books, T-shirts, photographs and more.
At the Hendersonville Memory Gardens in Tennessee, Johnny Cash, his wife June and the rest of the members of the singing Carter family were laid to rest. Johnny passed away on Sept. 12, 2003, from complications from diabetes.