On August 15, 2014 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the third annual Johnny Cash Music Festival will happen.
Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare, and Loretta Lynn will be the headliners. Tommy Cash, the youngest sibling of the Cash clan, will take over as host this year from his older sister Rosanne, who hosted the second annual event last year.
The purpose of this festival is to raise money to assist Arkansas State University in refurbishing the Johnny Cash boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas. As of March 1, 2014, the university has raised $1.9 million of its $3.2 million goal. The official name of the project is Johnny Cash Boyhood Hometown Project.
Look what they have done to improve Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in 2011/2012:
The town of Dyess is being transformed into a heritage tourism site and the city has donated a few buildings that are also being restored.
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