Family, friends and fans descended upon the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville, Tenn., for a two-day celebration of the Man in Black’s 84th birthday.
Beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony for an expansion to the museum on February 26, fans were invited to meet with members of Cash’s family and band members, including long-time drummer W.S. Holland. Holland also conducted a fan jam, allowing fans to perform some of Cash’s biggest hits while he accompanied on the drums.
With the “One Piece at a Time Car” on display, viewers were in awe of masterful performances by the Cash family, including Carlene Carter, Joanne Cash Yates and Tommy Cash, Holland with Ron Haney, and many more.
The new exhibit is a site to behold. Positioned next to the ever popular Sun Records recording exhibition, new artifacts include the Cash Family piano, unseen concert memorabilia, and a Carter family exhibit, including A.P. Carter’s personal bible. The largest addition to the new exhibit, however, is the dedication to the Oscar-winning film Walk the Line. Costumes worn by both Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix are prominently on display next to the Golden Globe award received for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.