Monthly archives: January, 2014

Arkansas’ Mississippi River Delta

arkansas-mississippi-river-delta-Johnny-Cash-boyhood-homeIn the travel article, “Arkansas’ Mississippi River Delta,” the Truck Trend staff write about their Mississippi River Delta tourism excursion, taken via a Chevy Silverado, which included stops at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, the boyhood home of Johnny Cash, the Rohwer Relocation Center, and the Lakeport Plantation, among others. The travel article is accompanied by an extensive Travel Photo Gallery which contains photos of all the sites they visited. To view the article, please click here.

Rosanne Cash on the Katie Couric Show

Rosanne Cash has racked up 15 albums, 21 top 40 singles, 12 Grammy nominations and one Grammy win. She’s country royalty and now she’s out with a new album. Rosanne opens up about her career, famous family and new album. See the segment on the Katie Couric Show.

Rosanne Cash Finds the Thread that Sews Her History Together

Rolling Stone magazine interviews Rosanne about her new album, The River and the Thread, in which she talks about her work with Arkansas State University to restore her father’s home in Dyess. The article includes a video of an interview with Cash, and video of Cash performing “Modern Blue,” “The Sunken Lands,” and “Etta’s Tune.” Read the story and view the video by clicking here. Arkansas State University and the boyhood home are mentioned throughout the article.

New Rosanne Cash Album Well Worth the Wait

photoThe Guardian has reviewed Rosanne Cash’s new album, The River and the Thread, in the article, “New Rosanne Cash Album Well Worth the Wait.”  The Guardian reviewer discusses the inspiration behind the album and gives a glowing review. To view the article,  click here.

Singer-Songwriter Rosanne Cash Speaks to ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ About her New Connection to the South

The Niagra Frontier Publications article, “Singer-Songwriter Rosanne Cash Speaks to ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ About Her New Connection to the South,” provides a brief summary of Rosanne Cash’s interview with Anthony Mason for CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, to be broadcast Jan. 19, 2014 on the CBS Television Network. To view the article, please click here.

Behind the Scenes: Rosanne Cash and CBS Sunday Morning

Rosanne and AnthonyKristin Russell, the hairstylist and make-up artist who did Rosanne Cash’s hair and make-up for a CBS Sunday Morning special airing on January 19, 2014, has written a behind-the-scenes story about the CBS Sunday Morning filming on her blog, Hair in My Coffee.  To view the blog entry, please click here.


HPAA AwardThe Arkansas Heritage Sites Program of Arkansas State University has been recognized by The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas for its restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. The Heritage Sites Program was awarded the 2013 award for “Excellence in Preservation Through Restoration.” For the complete news article, please click here.

Rosanne Cash Goes Home

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In The New York Times article, “Rosanne Cash Goes Home,” Cash discusses the source material for her new album, The River and the Thread. Cash reveals that much of the source material for the album came from the road trip she and her husband, John Leventhal, took while in Arkansas assisting Arkansas State University with the restoration of Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess. Cash said that although she says “no” to many Johnny Cash related projects that come her way, the restoration project was “instantly compelling” to her.

Holiday Hotspots: Where to Go in 2014

The Guardian lists Dyess, Arkansas as one of the top 40 places to visit in the world during 2014. Ranking No. 26 on the list, it is one of only four places included from the United States.  Click here to read about Dyess and the other fascinating destinations profiled by The Guardian.

How Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home Shaped the Man in Black

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The PreservationNation Blog from the National Trust for Historic Preservation has a story on the Dyess project that looks at the Cash family lifestyle in Dyess, how growing up in Dyess shaped Johnny Cash and his music, and efforts to restore the Cash home. Click here for the story.