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Gravesite Of Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash

Are you a fan of Johnny Cash?

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny Cash grave site

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.

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny Cash burial site

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.

Johnny Cash Burial Site

The gravesite of Johnny Cash is simple but pretty and you could see that visitors had left flowers.

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny cash burial site

Some of their family members are buried here as well.  Reba Cash Hancock (Johnny’s sister) is buried right next to Johnny and June.

Johnny Cash burial site

There are a few other music legends who rest here – Merle Kilgore, Ferlin Husky, and Sheb Wooley.

Johnny cash grave site

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.

Taylor Swift and Other Nashville Celebrities

If you’re reading my posts, you know that I’m still fairly new to Nashville. I actually live just outside of Nashville in a city called Hendersonville. Recently, I did some research because I wanted to know which celebrities live (or used to live) in the same area as I do. Here is a list of famous folks who actually live (d) just a couple of blocks from me.

Taylor Swift: She used to live here with her parents in a pretty house by the lake. Now she lives in a high-rise next to Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Hayden Panettiere, from the show “Nashville” lives in the same building as well.

Kelly Clarkson: She’s great. Once in a while people spot her at Target and Wal-Mart.
Gary Allan: He has a gorgeous house by the lake.

Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash: They used to live around the corner from us, but now they are buried in this city. Johnny Cash’s house burned down a few years ago and it’s still yellow-tagged. It’s a massive estate on the lake.

Brad Paisley: Used to live here, but moved to the south side of Nashville.

Unlike in Los Angeles, in Nashville, celebrities are not mobbed by the paparazzi. They can just lead normal lives; bring their kids to school, go shopping, or dining. In fact, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are often spotted at Whole Foods or the local mall, but people just let them go about their private lives.

For sure very different from Los Angeles or New York!

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