""HIDEAWAY FARM" CELEBRATES JOHNNY CASH WITH DECEMBER CONCERT SERIES AT THE LOCATION HE CALLED "THE CENTER OF MY UNIVERSE"
MARK COLLIE, HOST OF GUEST ARTISTS TO BE FEATURED DURING HOLIDAY MUSIC SERIES
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) –December 1, 2016 –The historic Civil War era log farm house that Johnny Cash called "the center of my universe" in Bon Aqua, TN is all dressed up for Christmas with the welcome mat out for holiday concert-goers..
The "Hideaway Farm" will host a special December concert series to celebrate not only the holidays but the 40th Anniversary of Johnny Cash's first Christmas special, which featured segments taped there.
The special originally aired nationally on December 6, 1976 on CBS-TV, directed by Walter Miller and produced by Joe Cates and Chet Hagan. Guests included Dr. Billy Graham, Roy Clark, Tony Orlando, Barbara Mandrell, and Merle Travis. For the legions of Cash fans worldwide who continue the ever growing fascination with "The Man In Black," a special premier DVD box set of "Johnny Cash Christmas Specials 1976-1979" was released in 2008 in association with The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
For December 2016, the "Hideaway Farm" is offering visitors the unique opportunity to tour the decorated farmhouse owned by Johnny Cash, view the rare collection of his personal memorabilia, and visit the newly opened "Cinnamon Hill Gallery" with a collection of never-before-seen photos of the Cash family taken at their home in Jamaica by longtime family friend, Chance Martin.
Concerts set for December include:
SATURDAY--DECEMBER 3--7:30 PM.
Featured artists: Mark Collie, Jimmy Weber, Ronnie & Garnet Bowman. (Doors open at 5:30 PM).
TUESDAY--DECEMBER 6--7:00 PM.
Featured artists: The George Twins, Doug Briney, Tommy Cash & The Cash Crew, The Jolly String Quartet. (Doors open at 5:00 PM).
SATURDAY--DECEMBER 10--5:30 PM
Featured artist Lisa Hentrich with Rachel Dawson, Dan Oxley, and special guest Tyler Summers. (Doors open at 4:00 PM.)
Tickets are available at the door, daily during operating hours of the Storytellers Museum, and online at www.eventbrite.com
Special holiday ticket pricing: Adult--$14.00 Senior: $12. Student: $10. Hickman & Dickson Counties residents: $10. Active Military and Children 9 and under: Free.
For additional ticket information, contact (931) 996-4336 by phone or online at the venue website: www.storytellersmuseum.com
About the “Little Stage” at Bon Aqua: Housed within the newly opened “Storytellers Museum” in Bon Aqua, the new home of the historic “Little Stage” was originally the landmark General Store in Bon Aqua—converted later into a recording studio and often used by Johnny Cash as the stage of choice for regular “guitar pulls” that included Cash family members—June Carter Cash and The Carter Family—and friends like Waylon Jennings and Carl Perkins. The “Little Stage” would become the regular home of the “Saturday Night In Hickman County” performances by local musicians. The old General Store is now beautifully restored as "The Storytellers Museum"--and the" welcome mat" is out to a new generation of music--and storytellers. The Little Stage is now open and featuring live music.
About “The Hideaway Farm”: Just over the hill from the “Storytellers Museum,” nestled in the rolling landscape of Hickman County, sits the pre-Civil War log home and farm owned for more than 30 years by Johnny Cash. Considered his “creative retreat,” the Hideaway Farm, now open to the public, houses the memories and spirit of its’ former owner—who called the land and the stately rustic home “The center of my universe.”
Both the Storytellers Museum and The Hideaway Farm are open to the public and rapidly becoming the new “must see” tourist destination for music lovers. They are located off I-40 West at TN Exit 172, Hwy 46S in Bon Aqua--a short drive west of Nashville. Phone: 931-996-4336 for hours and ticket information or resource online.