John Carter-Cash celebrates his father
John Carter-Cash celebrates his father's 80th birthday
- Duration 8:10
- Date Feb 20, 2012
John Carter-Cash celebrates his father's 80th birthday
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As he mentioned February 26 with Marshall would have been Johnny Cash is eightieth birthday.
And I -- throughout the year there are several events and celebrations that's honor the man in black.
And his musical legacy joining us now to tell us about what's planned Johnny cash's son John Carter cash -- John thank you so much for being there.
Yes thank you for revenue -- -- still -- now I didn't even go into the DL because I want you to break it down press there's a lot going on not just on the day -- from that point forward.
But let's talk about February 26 where will you and your family be there's a certain ground breaking project on on.
Yes -- again.
This past year we did -- benefit shown to help raise money to rebuild.
And bring back to its original standing.
The house that my father -- and in -- Arkansas.
On February 26.
It's for the rebuilding of of that house and it's it was actually you know small farm now are in -- SR and some my grandfather and forty acres its cash fairly young got out every day and worked in the cotton fields and very modest home but it's -- it's a great piece of history it was part of FDR's new deal that he gave this land.
To these certain farmers so it's a great history lesson and it's a blessing to -- Coming back around you know in the you know to know that dad's old house is gonna be rebuilt it'll be -- a place to go visit and there'll be a small museum and -- -- Yeah now we just saw -- photo that showed kind of a projected view of what it's going to look like what it does look like now.
And none an early -- now how exactly are they going to be on these.
Sam only memories and photos and I saw -- even sent color samples out fairly buoyant and can't just write.
Yeah they've been talking to my aunt JoAnne.
My -- my -- sister and uncle Tommy and going into specifics about everything from as he said you know the color of the drapes -- what kind of -- they had to kind of radio they used in the house that lived in historical kind of batteries they used operate -- radio.
And it's going to be hopefully you know down to the very last detail just as it was down when my dad would have lived there in the 1930s and forties.
-- -- you mentioned an easy on the -- -- museum in addition there's going to be one in downtown Nashville says yes and what's.
I was just gonna say -- -- in Nashville as we're very excited about it that's going to be downtown that's going to be the Johnny Cash museum.
And it'll be a world class museum and and will cover all aspects of my polish line there's in the a lot of great history there.
Everything from his gold records two it's so his Grammy Awards.
A lot of -- guitars it's close enough handwritten letters and song lyrics.
It's going to be the place to go to experience you know cash.
Do you have a favorite item.
Is there ever an item that really there takes you back -- that means the most to you.
No yeah I am what means the most to me truly are handwritten notes letters he wrote to my mother of letters that he wrote to me.
To see the song lyrics you know things that put me back in you know contact -- and closely -- spirit.
These are the things that mean the most immediate are the greatest treasures you know it's not a -- -- monetary value -- the personal items that they have direct messages from the past -- Yeah and of course we have talk about music several -- music movies.
And there's and one collection that focuses on gospel spiritual role.
Songs it's -- coming out in April.
New leg for the soul of truth to tell me about this one.
And yet unreleased material included what it -- Q do you still get excited to hear blues unreleased material.
-- very much is it that you know yes the bootleg fold more.
-- so that was -- -- Is is a real blessing it's it's great to see this come about there's.
Actually three records on this -- -- -- -- them the first three bootlegs -- no one was done mostly acoustic guitar songs that are not on the planes that the second one was lives.
-- speaks excuse me did that and then now this one is going to be all gospel so we're we're very excited about that.
And to see it come about seeing.
And me out -- It's eighty all right I heard how do you interpret the fact that there are new generations that just keep.
Having into your father's music -- keeps catching nine and what does it say about his musical legacy what is it about that music that it's -- less.
I think it's more than -- music I think it's the intrigue of the care.
Do you want this I mean yes it's most definitely the music and we all relate to that and we're connected to my -- by.
But when we in the -- investigate and I think people signed a lot more he had a great mystery about it.
-- -- get away and influencing people all around the world and all all walks of -- you're you're just as likely to see his records and a -- CD collection notice you know the average countries I don't streets and in America as -- wouldn't punk -- -- in German.
You can't really know no boundaries you know and and -- -- -- -- lived his life and I think people relate to that people are excited by it.
So upon investigation there's a whole lot more to discover -- Yes and they can discover some more in documentaries.
So there at three documentary is in the works on your -- -- coming about -- -- what you can say at this point.
And yet it is quite a few done.
You know that are there in the works there there's been some already -- we're very excited to see you know that coming out you know focused so -- -- songs possibly you know listen -- commuters focus and -- certain songs that that he did and then a full life documentary that'll cover all aspects of his life.
Grainy it lets us some projects and that you have -- a book coming out next month the third in -- series for your children's that series -- -- about that.
Yes at a book coming out called the cat and rhinestone suit it's going to be on Simon and Schuster.
And them but really excited about that coming out within the next few months ahead a -- -- right now called house of cash.
Notice I was focusing on my father's.
Life and my relationship -- inspired -- but it contains a lot of different images.
My -- -- -- -- and a lot of these handwritten documents and I'm speaking -- These great treasures that that we have -- -- inserts and whatnot -- you know -- it's -- -- personal view of life for his father.
You know access.
To clear -- biographical attorney also for the -- -- -- find out things about my -- never -- and a really feel like to get back in closer contact attempts but yet those two books served on the house casualties are right now and the -- the rhinestone suit will be out soon very excited about it it's.
It's -- illustrated an artist named Scott panache and it is great to work with him just totally -- Right and I have one last question for you because we get performance of the week every week.
And you lose at this week we're going to be playing AF performance from Johnny Cash TV show and Johnny cash show and it's ring of fire.
-- wondering if you have a favorite song for performance.
One of his appearances anyone that stands out and we asked about -- favorite item but what about song.
You know I I love some of the more obscure things things maybe people don't know as much on the song called tiger -- -- my -- -- beckons back in the 1970s.
Probably the most meaningful things to meet -- are.
The songs from the American recordings period.
The man comes around record -- Americans for.
It's all the American -- records really because when I was there when they were done you know -- you know in close contact with dad and network and as associate producer under recruitment on those assume those probably are really the most meaningful to me the American records records.
Great -- thank you so much for sharing on all of the abundance.
And is very nice talking with you John Carter cash.