The log home on Johnny Cash's old farm — Photo courtesy of Larry McCormack / The Tennessean
One thing we hate about Nashville is that it feels impossible to find decent music anywhere. We’re joking, we’re joking – it's called Music City for a reason. From the Grand Ole Opry to RCA Studio B, Nashville’s music heritage runs deep.
And you can’t throw a pair of cowboy boots without hitting a honky tonk blasting live music. Nashville has also produced a long and distinguished list of musicians, including the legendary Johnny Cash.
Nashville has its own Johnny Cash museum, but that attraction might soon take a back seat to the newly opened Storytellers Museum at Cash’s former 107-acre farm about 40 miles outside of the city in Bon Aqua, Tennessee.
The recently restored farmhouse is open to the public, and the Storytellers Museum is housed in a former general store just down the road, where Cash used to host locals-only live music nights on Saturdays.
The museum is home to memorabilia including several guitars, handwritten letters and song lyrics, and the Mercedes-Benz the Man in Black drove around for the last 14 years of his life (we bet you can guess what color it is).