On June 5th, communities large and small around the country celebrated the dedication of the Johnny Cash Forever® stamp (the second stamp in the Music Icons series) with a bunch of fun events, most of them featuring performances of Cash’s unforgettable music.
The official First Day of Issue ceremony took place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, where the performers were Cash’s son John Carter Cash, Randy Travis, Larry Gatlin, Jamey Johnson, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Roys, and Marty Stuart. The ceremony concluded with everyone taking the stage to perform Cash’s “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Incredible,
The stamp presentation at the Chicago Main Post Office included performances of “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring of Fire” by the cast of “Million Dollar Quartet.” “Million Dollar Quartet” is based on the 1956 night Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins were together in the same recording studio.
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