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The Johnny Cash Tour

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by grandave No Comments

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Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, but his home was in Nashville. The Music City and the Man in Black go together like eggs and bacon or salt and pepper. It just makes sense.

People come from all over the world to pay homage to Johnny Cash in Nashville, so we’ve put together the perfect tour to show you all the landmarks associated with the man, including a visit to The Johnny Cash museum.

This tour is a must-see for any Johnny Cash fan visiting Nashville. You will be picked up in one of Grand Avenues luxury cars and taken to points of interest from Johnny’s life. Then our professional chauffeur will wait as you visit the museum, before taking you wherever you want to go.

Our Nashville Limo Service is the best way to get around Nashville, especially if you’re a Johnny Cash fan.

Here are a few interesting facts about the one and only Man in Black.

 

He was sued for $80,000 for starting a forest fire.

In 1965, his truck named Jesse James caught fire because of an overheated wheel bearing. The forest fire burnt down 508 acres and it killed 49 out of 53 endangered condors. When questioned by the judge he said – “I didn’t do it, my truck did, and it’s dead so you can’t question it.”

 

He was the first American to know about Josef Stalin’s death.

Working as a military radio operator, Johnny Cash was the first person to receive the message that Stalin was dead. At that time, all young American men had to do at least two years, but Cash opted to stay on for a further two years and bought his first guitar with his military pay.

 

Ring of Fire is a cover.

Ring of Fire is Johnny Cash’s most famous and successful song, staying at number 1 on the country charts for seven weeks. But it was written by his wife June Carter and originally performed and recorded by her sister Anita Carter. Cash had a knack for making other people’s songs his own, also covering ‘Hurt’ by Nine Inch Nails and “I Won’t Back Down’ by Tom Petty.

 

Roy Orbison was Cash’s next door neighbor in Tennessee for over 20 years.

Can you imagine that? Two country legends living next door! The two were close friends and even collaborated on a song together.

 

He released a song called “Chicken in Black” that was intentionally bad.

In 1984, Johnny Cash released the song to provoke a response from his record label, Columbia. They had ignored Johnny for too long, and in 1986 they finally dropped him and allowed him to make the music he wanted.

“Chicken in Black is the tale of a three-way brain transplant between Cash, a bank robber, and a chicken. It is truly awful.

 

He let 500 baby chickens lose in a hotel.

While on tour in the 1950s, Johnny and his band let 500 chicken loose all over the hotel they were staying in. They were real pranksters, also flushing cherry bombs down hotel toilets.

Contact us today and book your tour. Be Driven!

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