Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932 and spent his boyhood days in Dyess, Arkansas.  Now, that home has been purchased by Arkansas State University and will be restored.A fundraiser for the project is scheduled for August 4th in Jonesboro.  Funds raised will be used to benefit a Johnny Cash Boyhood Museum. 

The Cash home was located in the Depression-era farming community of Dyess.  Once the home is purchased and restored it will be a part  of a New Deal Era Administration Building at Dyess. 

Set to appear at the fundraiser are several members of the Cash Clan and extended family including his daughter Rosanne Cash, his son and daughter-in-law John Carter Cash and Laura Cash, his brother Tommy Cash and his granddaughter Chelsea Crowell.

 Additional performers will include Rodney Crowell, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Morris and bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent.

Johnny Cash died in 2003, shortly after the death of his beloved wife June.