Monday, December 19, 2005

Johnny Cash slept here



'Among the farmers' fields of Mississippi County, Ark., through a couple of jags that aren't even on the map, there's a country-music holy site: the blighted little town of Dyess (population 515), where Johnny Cash grew up. You wouldn't realize this just by pulling into town, unless you happen to stop at the café, where framed, photocopied pictures of Cash are the only public tribute to him. Otherwise, there is no sign, no fuss about it. Johnny Cash grew up here, Johnny Cash left. Now and then he visited, but not for long...' More

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