Stars to Celebrate Johnny Cash’s 80th Birthday with Concert

Johnny CashA diverse all-star lineup will celebrate the 80th birthday of Johnny Cash with an April concert.

Pictured: In a 1999 file photo, the late country music legend Johnny Cash poses at his Hendersonville, Tenn. home. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)

Kenny Chesney, Kris
Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne and Jamey Johnson are
among the performers scheduled to appear in “We Walk the Line: A
Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash” on April 20 at the Austin City
Limits Live venue in Austin, Texas.

Cornell, Ronnie Dunn, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Amy Lee and Shooter
Jennings also will perform. Tickets go on sale Wednesday.

Cash died in 2003 at 71, interest in his music and legacy continue.
Several celebrations are planned. Members of the Cash family gathered
Sunday in Dyess, Ark., on what would have been Cash’s 80th birthday for
the groundbreaking on a museum at his boyhood home.


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SOURCE: The Associated Press