Are you a fan of Johnny Cash?
A few days ago, I played tourist in my hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Although I’ve lived here for more than five years, I had never visited the gravesite of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. I have seen the Cash’s house on the lake, though.
The graves are at the Hendersonville Memory Gardens, located just 25 minutes north of Nashville. It’s a beautiful final resting place for two of the greatest legends in country music.
When I arrived, not a single person was around. This place is very peaceful and serene. I parked at the funeral home and walked just a short distance (slightly uphill) until I found the gravesite. It’s in the center of the cemetery, straight across from the main entrance.
The gravesite of Johnny Cash is simple but pretty and you could see that visitors had left flowers.
Some of their family members are buried here as well. Reba Cash Hancock (Johnny’s sister) is buried right next to Johnny and June.
There are a few other music legends who rest here – Merle Kilgore, Ferlin Husky, and Sheb Wooley.
While there, I said a prayer for my mom and her brother. Both went to heaven a few months ago. I stood there, tears streaming down my face, and could hear their voices as I once did when the were with us.
It feels odd to say this, but this truly is a lovely place. I would highly recommend a visit, especially if you’re a fan of Johnny Cash. If you go, please be respectful, it is a final resting place.