Country singers unite to restore Johnny Cash`s childhood home
Los Angeles: Johnny Cash`s daughter Rosanne and other musicians are coming together to perform at a music festival to raise funds to restore the `Walk the Line` hitmaker`s childhood home to its former glory.
Apart from Rosanne, Cash`s longtime friend Willie Hugh Nelson, singer Dierks Bentley and music group Civil Wars are performing today at the festival being organised by Arkansas State University.
The money raised from the benefit concert will go into Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project in Dyess, Arkansas.
The project involves establishing a museum to honour his legacy as well as restoring or re-creating his boyhood home to accurately convey his early lifestyle.
The house will be furnished as it was during the 1930s and 1940s, based on recollections of his family members. The project will also draw from Cash`s own memories of the house, documented on video during his 1968 return to Dyess.
It was Arkansas State University alumnus Bill Carter who sought the help of singer`s family to organise an event, getting full support from his children Rosanne and John Carter.
The organisers plan to have the home open to Cash`s fans by June 2013.
The country music icon, considered one of the most influencial artists of 20th century, died in 2003 at the age of 71.