Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nashville Revisited 2014 - Day 1 - The Johnny Cash Museum

In other years when I went on vacation I would take a note pad and write down my observations, but this year I decided to write everything for Bruce’s Journal when I returned.  I have talked about Lee’s great enthusiasm for Johnny Cash.  A few years ago while listening to Johnny Cash Radio I heard about the Johnny Cash Museum which opened last year.  Lee insisted that we go to Nashville to see it this year.  We were in Music City in 2004, so it would be interesting to see how the city had changed in 10 years.

We arrived in Nashville on Saturday and by 11 AM we were at the Johnny Cash Museum.  It was small, but very impressive.  We spent about 3 hours there looking at all the memorabilia including many videos.  There were displays of both the 45 RPM and long playing records that Johnny released during his long and productive career.  There was a display showing samples of Get Rhythm released on 78 RPM, 45 RPM, and 33 RPM records followed by 8 track tapes (remember them), cassette tapes, compact discs and MP3s.  Of course we bought t-shirts in the gift shop.

In the evening we met up with my Cousin Bonnie whom I hadn’t seen in over 30 years.  I met her husband Clif for the first time as we ate dinner in a nice restaurant  near our hotel.  After dinner we took a walk on Broadway in Nashville and look who we met:

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