Dyess and Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Makes International “Top 40 Hot Spots for 2014” List


(The above video features Johnny Cash, accompanied by his wife, June, and his sister, Louise, returning to his boyhood home in Dyess in the 1960s.)

johnny cash boyhood home restored Recently the Guardian (a daily newspaper headquartered in the United Kingdom) posted a list of the paper’s top 40 “holiday” hot spots in the world. The list is quite eclectic, ranging from Iran to Brazil to France to Rwanda. Of the 40 destinations, only four are in the United States: Austin, Tex., the Catskill Mountains, Paso Robles, Calif., and Dyess, Ark.!

You can read the entire article here. The Guardian reaches nearly 9 million readers (combined print and online editions) worldwide.

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Johnny and June in a cotton field in Dyess in the 1960s

The Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash in Dyess will include the restored Cash home as well as the Dyess Colony Administration Building. The Cash home will be furnished as it appeared when the Cash family lived there, while the Administration Building will include exhibits about the colony and the impact of Dyess on Cash and his music. The project is a joint effort between the City of Dyess and Arkansas State University. Other buildings will be restored or recreated in the future. The project is expected to open in spring 2014. For more information, log on arkansasheritagesites.astate.edu/AHS.

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