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INDUSTRY VETERAN ROB BECKHAM TO RECEIVE 2016 SWAN AWARD

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INDUSTRY VETERAN ROB BECKHAM TO RECEIVE 2016 SWAN AWARD
Reba McEntire To Headline 54th Annual Swan Ball, set for June 4, 2016

(Nashville, Tenn. – March 30, 2016) The 2016 Swan Ball in Nashville has announced music industry executive and philanthropist Rob Beckham as the recipient of its prestigious 2016 Swan Award.  Beckham, a partner at WME and the co-head of the agency’s Nashville office, will be presented with the award at the 54th Annual Swan Ball, set for June 4, 2016.

Presented annually since 1969 at Nashville’s famed Swan Ball, The Swan Award is bestowed upon individuals distinguished in the arts or by their dedicated service to humanity. Beckham joins a stellar list of previous recipients, including: Martha Rivers Ingram, Bill Ivey, Mrs. Ann Hendricks Bass, The Frist Family, Ann and Monroe Carell, Mrs. Teresa Heinz, Gerald and Florence Van de Kemp, Mr. Kip Forbes, The Honorable Walter H. Annenberg, Dr. Armand Hammer, The Duncan Phillips Family, Mrs. Carroll Petrie, and Veronica Hearst, among others.

Beckham has dedicated nearly three decades to the arts through his work in the music industry, and he is responsible for guiding the careers of many successful artists and providing mentorship to numerous colleagues.  He was promoted to his current role, co-head of WME’s Nashville office, in 2011. Under Beckham’s innovative leadership, WME’s Country Music department has flourished at an unprecedented rate.  In 2015 alone, WME clients captured 10 of 11 ACM Awards Academy of Country Music’s ACM Awards, 7 of 11 Country Music Association CMA Awards and had more #1 singles on theBillboard Country Radio Chart than any other agency.  Billboard dubbed Beckham a “Nashville Power Player” and Variety Magazine named him one of the industry’s top touring agents. He is a three-time nominee for the prestigious CMA SRO Award for Talent Agent of the Year and won the award in 2014.

In addition to his work at WME, Beckham is also active in the community.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Country Music Association, the TJ Martell Foundation and Make-A-Wish for Middle Tennessee.  In 2014, he was named TJ Martell Ambassador of the Year and was honored by the Nashville Association of Talent Directors at its annual gala. In 2015, he edged out other Music Row executives to raise the most money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pie in Your Face Challenge.  He regularly donates his time speaking at events and participating in fundraisers for various local and national charities.  A native of Montana, Rob now lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife, Melissa, and his daughter, Ella.

About The 2016 Entertainment: Reba McEntire was recently announced as the headline entertainer for Swan Ball 2016.   Multi-media entertainment mogul and mom, Reba McEntire has become a household name with a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. As one of the most successful female recording artists in history, she has sold more than 56 million albums worldwide and scored 35 #1 singles. Her most recent release on Nash Icon Records, LOVE SOMEBODY, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums and the lead single “Going Out Like That” scored the biggest single sales debut of her career. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has won 15 American Music Awards; 13 ACM Awards; 9 People’s Choice Awards; 7 CMA Awards; 2 GRAMMY Awards; an ACM Career Achievement Honor and the National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress. She recently joined forces with superstar friends Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn to kick off a one-of-a-kind Country music residency REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The acclaimed actress is also an entrepreneur with a flourishing lifestyle brand and beauty line.      

About The Swan Ball: Founded by Mrs. Jane Anderson Dudley and celebrating its 54th year, The Swan Ball is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful events. The fundraising efforts of the Swan Ball annually benefit Cheekwood, a nationally recognized destination renowned for its distinctive beauty, historical significance and excellence in art and horticulture.

About Cheekwood: Cheekwood, beneficiary of the Ball, is a 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States.  The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity. With 11 specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscapes, every season offers something new.   The Museum of Art has Collections of American and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture along with English and American Decorative Arts.  Visitors can enjoy year-round family-friendly activities for all ages.  For more information, please visit  http://www.cheekwood.org/.

 

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COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF FREE REGISTRATION FOR CRS 2017

(Nashville, Tenn. – March 21, 2016) – Country Radio Seminar officials have announced four winners to receive free registration to CRS 2017. Winners were chosen at random based on CRS 2016 participants who left feedback on the CRS mobile app during the 2016 seminar. This year’s winners are: Nate Chester (KTNN/Window Rock, AZ), Jim Graham (South GA Broadcasters – WBYZ/Baxley, GA), Shelly Marx (7 Mountains Media/Selinsgrove, PA) and Josh Michaels (KICKS 96 – WQLK/Richmond, IN)

CRS 2017 will be held February 22-24, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville for the second year in a row. For more information, please visit http://www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.  You can also like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter.

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VINTAGE “NUDIE SUITS” AND COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIFACTS ARE THE BACKDROP OF NEW BROADWAY VENUE, NUDIE’S HONKY TONK

$10-million-dollar establishment to start renovations this month and is expected to open this summer

(March 14, 2016 – Nashville, Tenn.) Johnny Cash Museum Founder, Bill Miller, is continuing the revitalization of downtown Nashville and is set to open a unique concept venue on Broadway, themed after world famous Country music tailor, Nudie Cohn. The three-floor, 12,000-square-foot venue,Nudie’s Honky Tonk will be decorated with priceless vintage “Nudie Suits,” including articles once belonging to stars ranging from Johnny Cash to Hank Williams, Sr. Venue walls will be lined with a collection of rare instruments and country music artifacts and memorabilia.

Throughout the venue, there will be three stages showcasing live music and several bars, one of which will be the longest bar in Nashville; well over 100 feet long. The honky-tonk will also have a full menu featuring Southern style comfort food.

Bill Miller commented about the concept, saying “Nudie Cohn is to country music what Edith Head and Bob Mackie are to Hollywood: legendary and definitive. His artistry went beyond the country genre. Everyone from Hank Williams, Sr. to Elton John and Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash wore Nudie. We will showcase his absolute mastery as the true king of rhinestone cowboy couture. Nudie’s Honky Tonk will be a shrine to country music history and will feature live music, food and drink in a fun, and energetic museum-quality setting.”

Cohn’s granddaughter Jamie Nudie added, “I’m thrilled to be working with Bill. My Grandparents would be so excited knowing their artistry will now be on display in Music City for so many people to enjoy! It’s been my mission and pleasure keeping the Nudie legacy alive. I have always said for years I want our younger generation to be educated on the Nudie story. Like Nudie they can come from nothing, work hard, be creative, and live their own version of the American Dream.”

Nudie Cohn was a Ukrainian-born American tailor. He designed decorative rhinestone-covered suits, known popularly as “Nudie Suits,” and other elaborate outfits for some of the most famous celebrities of his era, including Gene Autry, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Robert Redford, Porter Wagnor, John Wayne and so many more. His suits were iconic.

Cohn was equally famous for his garishly decorated automobiles. Between 1950 and 1975 he customized 18 vehicles, mostly white Pontiac Bonneville convertibles, with silver-dollar-studded dashboards, pistol door handles and gearshifts, extended rear bumpers, and enormous longhorn steer horn hood ornaments. They were nicknamed “Nudie Mobiles”, and the nine surviving cars have become valued collector’s items. One of the “Nudie Mobiles,” Cohn’s personal Cadillac El Dorado, which is valued at $400,000, will be suspended on the honky-tonk’s interior entrance wall.

In addition to Nudie’s Honky Tonk, Miller owns and operates the Johnny Cash Museum, which is located at 119 Third Ave. Since opening on April 26, 2013, the museum has received widespread international attention. In March 2016, the museum revealed an expansion featuring new, interactive exhibit space. The Cash museum is roughly two blocks from the new venue.

“I’m big on Nashville,” Miller continues. “We’ve purchased two significant buildings on lower Broadway in 18 months. We’re not done with acquisitions. Nashville and the tourists who come here deserve more world-class establishments. There’s a bit of a void downtown, and we’re committed to helping fill that void.”

The $10-million-dollar establishment will start renovations this month and is expected to open this summer. Formerly known as the Lawrence Records Building, Nudie’s Honky Tonk is located at 409 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. Bill Miller acquired the building in February 2016.

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Many of Cohn’s designs became signature looks for their owners. Among his most famous creations was Elvis Presley’s $10,000 gold lamé suit, worn by the singer on the cover of his 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong album. Pictured here: Nudie Cohn with Elvis
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Cohn was equally famous for his garishly decorated automobiles. Between 1950 and 1975 he customized 18 vehicles, mostly white Pontiac Bonneville convertibles, with silver-dollar-studded dashboards, pistol door handles and gearshifts, extended rear bumpers, and enormous longhorn steer horn hood ornaments. Pictured here: Nudie with one his classic decorated ‘Nudie Mobiles”
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CRS 2016 SESSION STREAMING AND CONTENT NOW AVAILABLE AT WWW.COUNTRYRADIOSEMINAR.COM

(Nashville, Tenn. – March 8, 2016) – Panel handouts and sessions from Country Radio Seminar 2016 are now available for this year’s attendees to view and stream. All content can only be accessed through www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. This past year’s CRS convention took place Feb. 8-10, 2016 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

To stream panels from CRS 2016, please go to www.CountryRadioSeminar.com and login using the username and password created when registering for the 2016 seminar. Once logged in, audio and video materials can be found under the ‘Media’ tab.

Panel handouts, photos and videos do not require a login and are available for public viewing here.

For any technical issues or more information, please contact the CRS offices at 615-327-4487 or by emailing Ashley Silver at ashley@crb.org.

About Country Radio Seminar:  Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry. CRS 2017 will be held Feb. 22-24, 2017 in downtown Nashville, Tenn. For more information please visit http://www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. You can also like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter.

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Buddy Brown’s New EP, Hurricane Stomp, Now Available

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(Nashville, Tenn. – March 1, 2016) – Country music artist and popular YouTube personality, Buddy Brown, released his new EP, Hurricane Stomp, this past Friday, Feb. 26. The EP is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers.

Produced by Dave Bechtel and recorded at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, Hurricane Stomp is a 5-song collection that throws some punches and invites listeners into compelling story lines. According to Brown, the EP tells stories with a traditional Country folklore style. “I just try to be real, and I don’t worry about political correctness or any of that stuff,” he says.

On it’s day of release, Hurricane Stomp peaked at No. 16 on iTunes’ top Country albums. The EP was also featured on the “New Artist Spotlight” page on iTunes.

Most recently, the Orlando Sentinel wrote a feature on Brown, stating, “Brown writes music with traditional home-grown lyrics blended with an upbeat style. His songwriting is inspired by old-school musicians such as Apopka’s own John Anderson and younger singers like Justin Moore.” The full article can be viewed here.

In 2009, Brown turned to YouTube where he started regularly posting videos showcasing his music, charm and humor. He quickly established a solid fan base on the social platform and was quickly discovered and recognized by USA Today, who noted him as being a YouTube sensation. He currently has over 226,000 followers on his Facebook; 46,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel and his videos have registered over 7 million in views.

Brown is a seasoned performer and has already opened up for popular acts, including Justin Moore, Jon Pardi and Brothers Osborne on the “College Town Throw Down” tour. He’s also headlined several shows throughout the state of Texas. In addition, he’s performed two shows surrounding NASCAR races at Talladega Speedway in front of over 20,000 people.

For more information on Buddy Brown, visit his official website at www.buddybrowncountry.com, and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Click here to subscribe to Buddy Brown’s YouTube channel.

Hurricane Stomp Track Listing:

  1. THE BEER TRUCK (Written by Buddy Brown)
  2. HURRICANE STOMP (Written by Buddy Brown)
  3. GIRL YOU SHOULDN’T BE HERE (Written by Buddy Brown)
  4. TORE UP (Written by Buddy Brown)
  5. SET IN MY WAYS (Written by Buddy Brown)
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Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. Now Accepting CRS 2016-2017 Agenda Committee Applications

Applications are due Wednesday, March 16

(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 29, 2016) Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® is now accepting applications from interested parties wishing to be considered for the 2016-2017 Country Radio Seminar (CRS) Agenda Committee. The application deadline is March 16, 2016.

The CRS Agenda Committee is made up of volunteer professionals from all areas of the Country radio and record industries. The committee is primarily responsible for planning events for the upcoming year’s Country Radio Seminar. Prospective applicants must be available to attend agenda meetings in Nashville on June 22-24, 2016. Applicants are also expected to attend CRS 2017, held Feb. 22-24, 2017.

Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com to fill out the application by March 16, 2016. Email Sheree Latham with any questions at sheree@crb.org or call the CRB office at (615) 327-4487.

About CRS:
The Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas in the country music industry. Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. CRS 2017 will be held Feb. 22-24, 2017, in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

About CRB:
The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format. More information may be obtained at: www.CRB.org or at the CRB office at 615-327-4487.

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Keb’ Mo’ Set To Release “Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album” April 15; Available NOW For Pre-Sale

Nationwide Tour Set To Kick Off On March 3

(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 29, 2016) – Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, is set to release Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album on April 15. Released on Kind of Blue Music/RED Distribution, the album is now available for pre-sale through iTunes, Amazon and KebMo.com with “Life Is Beautiful” being offered as an immediate download.

In his newest release, Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album, Keb’ Mo’ delivers some of his best material in the most authentic form, through live recordings. Recorded throughout the past year while on tour, and produced by Keb’s band mate and Grammy nominated producer, Casey Wasner, the double-disc album features 16 live recorded songs from Keb’ Mo’s extensive catalog. Captured in nine different cities, Keb’ is backed by keyboardist Michael B. Hicks, bassist Stan Sargeant (Leonard Cohen, Barry Manilow, Al Jarreau) and drummer Casey Wasner.

Working closely in the studio to choose just the right tracks, Keb’, Wasner and sound engineer/mixer, Aaron Hedden, forged a very special bond. Together, they lovingly chose a collection of songs that pays homage to an illustrious 21-year career in the music business, and it gleans stellar live cuts from many albums in Keb’s catalog. Several of the tracks are off his most recent album, BLUESAmericana, which garnered Keb’ Mo’ a 2015 Blues Music Award from the Blues Foundation for Best Contemporary Blues Album, three 2015 Grammy award nominations including Best Americana Album, and multiple other achievements.

Keb’ Mo’s combination of masterful, anecdotal writing skills, distinctive guitar versatility and rich, resonant, blues-soaked vocals are a testament to his respect in the music industry. Every song tells a story, and every story reminds listeners of why Keb’ Mo’ is one of the most multi-talented and engaging musical raconteurs on today’s roots rock and blues scene.

A portion of the proceeds from the album will be donated to Playing For Change, an organization that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music by building music schools worldwide. Playing For Change has already supported the development of twelve schools, including in Mali, Thailand, Nepal, Brazil, South Africa and more. Keb’ has been involved with the organization since its inception. He has been featured in many related videos and events to help attend to the children’s human and artistic necessities and unite them through inspiration rather than devastation. Keb’ was featured on the Playing For Change album: Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World, which was released in 2014 and features over 180 musicians from 31 countries, including Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Taj Mahal and many others.

Leading up to the release of Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album, Keb’ Mo’ will make various media appearances in support of this highly anticipated new release. Following the album launch, Keb’ and his three-pieced band will take their show to fans across North America throughout their tour. For a full list of tour dates, visit www.kebmo.com.

More details surrounding international distribution of Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album and international touring will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information on Keb’ Mo’, visit his official website at kebmo.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Track Listing:
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DISC ONE:

  1. Tell Everybody I Know (Charleston, SC)
  2. Somebody Hurt You (Calabogie, Ontario)
  3. Henry (Kent, OH)
  4. Life Is Beautiful (Nashville, TN)
  5. She Just Wants To Dance (West Hampton, NY)
  6. The Worst Is Yet To Come (Denver, CO)
  7. Government Cheese (Wheeling, WV)
  8. The Door (Saratoga, CA)

DISC TWO:

  1. Come On Back (Nashville, TN)
  2. France (Charleston, SC)
  3. More Than One Way Home (Nashville, TN)
  4. A Better Man (Charleston, SC)
  5. The Old Me Better (Saratoga, CA)
  6. Rita (Charleston, SC)
  7. Dangerous Mood (Sturgis, SD)
  8. City Boy (Saratoga, CA)

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Keb’ Mo’ Joins Lineup To Pay Homage To Jimi Hendrix on Experience Hendrix Tour

(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 22, 2016) – Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, Keb’ Mo’, will join legendary artists to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix on select dates of the Experience Hendrix Tour. Keb’ will perform four consecutive shows with the tour and is scheduled to appear in the following markets.

2/24 in Hollywood, FL
2/25 in Clearwater, FL
2/26 in Jacksonville, FL
2/27 in Atlanta, GA

Hailed by critics and fans alike as the ‘Guitar Event Of The Year,’ the multi-artist celebration known as the Experience Hendrix Tour brings together a diverse array of extraordinary musicians, ranging from blues legend Buddy Guy to Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, as well as Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa and many others. Billy Cox, bassist for both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, anchors a rhythm section that provides the foundation for exciting renditions of such signature Hendrix favorites as “Purple Haze” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”.

For more information about the Experience Hendrix Tour and purchasing tickets, please visit ExperienceHendrixTour.com.

For more information on Keb’ Mo’, visit his official website at kebmo.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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The Cains Featured as “Who’s New” in February Issue of Country Weekly

(Nashville, Tenn. – February 18, 2016) – Sibling trio, The Cains, were recently featured in the “Who’s New” section of the February 15 issue of Country music and entertainment magazine, Country Weekly. In their interview with the magazine, The Cains discuss the making of their music video for current single, “Knock Knock,” and open up about eldest sibling Taylor Cain’s recent health scare. Their full-length interview with Country Weekly can be downloaded here.

Most recently, The Cains released a new music video for their single, “Knock Knock,” which premiered on CMT platforms. The Cains are among the next group of emerging artists to be featured in CMT’s Artist Discovery campaign this February. Directed by Justin Clough, the edgy new video is now available for viewing multiple times per day on the 24/7 digital music channel CMT Music and on CMT’s website, here.

For more information on The Cains and their latest single, “Knock Knock,” view their website at http://www.thecainsofficial.com and follow them on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

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Johnny Cash Museum To Host Johnny Cash Birthday Bash and Open New Wing Featuring Interactive Exhibits On Feb. 26-27

Information and Tickets ONLY Available at www.JohnnyCashBirthday.com

(Nashville, Tenn – Feb. 16, 2016) The internationally recognized Johnny Cash Museum will host their annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash and the Grand Opening of the museum’s new wing featuring interactive exhibits on Feb. 26-27 in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

The new space will showcase many unique interactive features, memorabilia, costumes and more. Throughout the new wing, fans have the opportunity to interact with the man in black through his music. One of the many highlights of the exhibit is a technology-driven area that provides attendees the opportunity to mix their own versions of Cash’s songs. Additionally, costumes, props and other artifacts from the Golden Globe and Academy award-winning movie, Walk The Line, will also be on display.

Celebrating what would have been the man in black’s 84th birthday and the grand opening of the exhibit, the Birthday Bash event will feature special guests Lorrie Bennett (Anita Carter’s daughter), Branson On The Road, Tommy Cash; Cash’s longtime recording engineers, David Ferguson and Jack Grochmal; AP and Sara Carter’s granddaughter Rita Forrester; Johnny Cash Museum talent; Cash’s longtime drummer, W.S. Holland; Joanne Cash Yates; and more. Johnny Cash Museum Founders and Johnny Cash Radio Show hosts, Bill and Shannon Miller will host the event.

Scheduled highlights of the Birthday Bash are meet n’ greets, q&a’s with special guests, intimate guest performances, trivia contests, and more. A fan favorite of the annual event is the Fan Jam, which puts the spotlight on attendees. Fans can bring their own instruments and have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform some of Cash’s greatest hits with Cash’s one and only drummer, W.S. Holland.

On Saturday, Feb. 27 only, the legendary “One Piece at a Time” car, made famous by Cash’s song of the same name that peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top 100 Country Singles chart in 1976, will be on display in Nashville for the first time in decades. Fans can photograph and be photographed in the car. The Cadillac was built using parts manufactured from 1949 to 1973.

Johnny Cash Museum Founder, Bill Miller states, “The Birthday Bash Fan Jam has become a perennial favorite for our attendees. It’s a chance for the fans to experience the spotlight and pay tribute to Johnny through song.”

Only a limited number of tickets to the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash are available. Tickets start at $55 per person and are only available for purchase at www.johnnycashbirthday.com. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will NOT be available on-site. The event has consecutively sold out since its inception in 2014. Host hotel, Fairfield Inn & Suites (901 Division Street), is offering special rates through Feb. 16 to birthday bash attendees. Rooms can be reserved by calling 1-800-331-3131.

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville (119 Third Ave.), the museum displays possessions spanning Cash’s 48-year music career and personal items, comprised of family photos, home furnishings, handwritten letters, as well as belongings from his early life as the son of a cotton farmer in Arkansas and his time in the U.S. Air Force.

Since opening on April 26, 2013, the museum has received widespread national attention, including a AAA Gem rating as well as being named the #1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers by Conde Nast Traveler [Worldwide], the #1 Pitch Perfect Museum by National Geographic [Worldwide], and one of five Nashville Must-Sees by Forbes Magazine. Additionally, the museum has been featured by numerous other national and regional outlets, including CNN, USA Today, NY Times, Time Magazine, Southern Living, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Money Magazine, and many others.

The Johnny Cash museum is open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. For more information, please visit www.johnnycashmuseum.com or call 615-726-9909. Admission is $15 adults, $11 ages 6-15, free for ages 5 and younger. Discounts for students and military are offered.

To receive additional information, hi-res images, or to schedule an interview with founder Bill Miller, please contact Aristo P.R. at publicity@aristomedia.com or 615-269-7071.

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Pictured above: The legendary “One Piece at a Time” car, made famous by Cash’s song of the same name that peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top 100 Country Singles chart in 1976.

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