Fifty-seven years after Johnny Cash’s first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, The Johnny Cash Museum has solidified an agreement to continue the legacy of the “Man in Black” on the airwaves of 650 AM WSM and wsmonline.com. Live endorsements for The Johnny Cash Museum, which earned the highest AAA rating as a GEM Attraction, will be heard on Saturday broadcasts of the Opry on WSM beginning August 31st.
“We are honored to help introduce our worldwide audience to the amazing Johnny Cash Museum,” says 650 AM WSM General Manager Tom English. “Our listeners will be excited about the museum just as they are about calling and emailing us every day to request their favorite Cash songs.”
“650 WSM and Johnny Cash have a long history together,” says Bill Miller, founder of The Johnny Cash Museum (pictured above with WSM’s Eddie Stubbs). “He was a regular member of the Grand Ole Opry through much of the 60’s; he first met June Carter backstage at the Opry years before they would marry, and 650 has never stopped playing Johnny’s records. I’m proud to be part of extending and carrying on the Cash tradition by partnering with this iconic station.”
Located at 119 Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway, the museum is en route between the tourist circulated Broadway strip and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Schermerhorn Symphony Center .