Johnny Cash's Son Reveals Dad's Favorite Restaurant
Hint: Barbecue is involved.
If you're looking to explore Nashville like a Cash family member, have we got the eats for you. John Carter Cash, son of Johnny and June Cash, shared some intel with Southern Living on his parents go-to haunts in Music City.
“My parents seldom got out and went to local restaurants in Nashville and the surrounding area, but I must say my father’s favorite that is still in operation is Centerpoint Bar-B-Que. It is just down the road from his home, in Hendersonville, TN, a 30-minute drive at the most from downtown Nashville," offered John Carter Cash. "They also enjoyed Valentino’s [Ristorante], though their favorite when I was young, Mario’s, has long been gone. Dad also loved fried catfish and fried chicken, just as crispy as could be found.” The famous couple also spent time at TGI Friday’s at 2212 Elliston Place, which is now the restaurant and bar, Hurry Back.
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Headed to Nashville? Cash fans will want to make sure their Ring of Fire pilgrimage includes a stop at the Ryman Auditorium. There, take a backstage tour of the historic venue and step inside Cash's dressing room, which now includes plenty of rare memorbilia and vintage photos of the country great. After, visit the Johnny Cash Museum where you can geek out on music trivia and check out Johnny and June's wedding photos, a poem Johnny wrote for June after her funeral, and other personal treasures.
Nearby, book a room at the new Fairlane Hotel, and treat yourself to the Let the Good Times Roll package. In the comfort of your hotel room, you'll be spoiled with in-room high fidelity system with an assortment of Johnny Cash and June Carter vinyls (exclusively available during the month of March to celebrate their anniversary; other vinyls will be made available year-round).
You'll also be greeted with an in-room bar cart stocked with local whiskeys and bourbons, and a $50 Lyft Luxe Credit— perfect for when that post-Centerpoint 'cue coma hits.