Johnny Cash Immortalized as U.S. Stamp
Legendary country rocker Johnny Cash will be honored by the U.S. Postal Service with his own stamp.
The limited-edition "Forever" postage, part of the Postal Service's Music Icon series, will go on sale starting June 5 and feature several images of Cash, including this promotional shot for the 1963 release of Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.
Son John Carter Cash praised the series, saying the stamps "truly embody my father's spirit."
To celebrate the occassion, several musicians including John Carter Cash, Randy Travis, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and The Oak Ridge Boys will perform a free concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday. Last week, the Johnny Cash Museum opened in downtown Nashville and work is also underway to save the singer’s childhood home in Dyess, Ark.
Cash died on Sept. 12, 2003 at the age of 71.