GEM AAA rating

One of only six attractions in Nashville to receive the coveted AAA Gem Rating

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The Johnny Cash Museum Proves Once Again to be a Polished Attraction for Music City *Earning The AAA


The Johnny Cash Museum (JCM) is proud to announce that it has received the GEM rating from AAA. The AAA GEM rating has only been bestowed upon six Nashville attractions.


"It's very humbling to have our museum receive this incredible recognition from such a highly respected organization like AAA,” says Founder Bill Miller. “We've worked very hard to provide a state-of-the-art, cutting edge, yet warm and personal tribute to Johnny Cash and it’s gratifying to see that those efforts are being enjoyed and appreciated by industry leaders as well as by his fans from around the world."


The tourism editor of AAA recommends that an attraction be designated a AAA GEM when requirements are greatly exceeded and the attraction is of exceptional interest. A GEM symbol means the attraction is a must see and offers a great experience for members.


The Johnny Cash Museum experience has quickly spread around the globe with outlets like CNN, The NY Times, The NY Post, Billboard, Vogue, Southern Living, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Yahoo, Huffington Post, London’s NME, etc. all buzzing about the attraction. One can never predict who they will see at the museum as Cash family and band members are often inside in addition to celebrities like Ashton Shepherd, Grammy and country music legend Lynn Anderson, The Mavericks, The Oak Ridge Boys, Former VP Al Gore, American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe, etc. Located at 119 Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway, the museum is en route between the tourists circulated Broadway strip and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The JCM is open every day from 11 AM to 7 PM CST. General admission is $14 with discounts for students, members of the military, etc.


Many never before seen historical documents, letters, awards, costumes and instruments take the visitor on a three dimensional journey through Johnny Cash’s life with interactive technology provided by the Nashville based Griffin Technologies. The museum, designed by the Temeka Group in collaboration with Bill and Shannon Miller, unites the extensive and acclaimed collection of Bill Miller, longtime friend of Cash’s and founder of the official Johnny Cash website www.JohnnyCash.Com, and pieces from friends, colleagues and family members including his daughters, son and siblings. The collection features the earliest known Johnny Cash letters and documents as well as the handwritten manuscript to the last song ever written by the prolific songwriter, just days before his passing. Visitors also are given an extensive look into Cash’s non-entertainment related life including his childhood and early adulthood and his service in the United States Air Force.

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