The former home of Johnny Cash is on the market! John Gresham, a local businessperson and the current owner, recently listed the four-plus acre lakefront estate in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just 20 minutes north of Nashville.
Gresham hasn’t specified a price. According to a spokesperson, “He’s looking to sell the property to someone who intends to keep the Johnny Cash legacy alive, and honor the integrity of the land.”
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And, boy, does this property have a legacy. Cash purchased it in 1968 (the same year he married June) and the couple shared the home for the next 35 years until their deaths in 2003.
Throughout that time, it played host to houseguests like Bob Dylan, Billy Graham, Al Gore, and President Ronald Reagan. It's where Cash hosted his famous "guitar pulls" on the porch, bringing together artists like Paul McCartney, George Jones, and even poet Shel Silverstein.
The Hollywood historic drama, Walk the Line, brought attention to the property, with stars like Joaquin Pheonix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Robert Patrick reliving the property’s past life on set.
In 2007, their nearly 14,000-square-foot house was destroyed in a fire. Only the original stone foundation is still standing, along with Johnny’s garage, wardrobe room, pool, and tennis court. June’s bell garden, where she would hold ceremonies and pay her respects to loved ones who had passed, also survived.
Gresham purchased the property from Barry Gibb (yes, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees ) in 2014. Gresham is selling the property due to personal, health-related reasons. It's been on the market since November 18, 2016.
Realtor info: Stan Peacock / CRYE-LEIKE Realtors / firstname.lastname@example.org / 615-512-3848