Johnny Cash’s Former Estate (Its Remains, Anyway) Is for Sale
Cash purchased the four-plus-acre property, which is situated on Old Hickory Lake, in 1968. He and Carter Cash lived on the estate for most of their 35-year marriage, until they both passed away in 2003. A fire destroyed their home in 2007, but a one-bedroom apartment building -- formerly used by Carter Cash to store her stage outfits -- as well as a swimming pool, a tennis court and a covered boat dock still remain.
According to the Wall Street Journal, there is no asking price for the property; rather, seller James Gresham wants to sell the land to a “huge fan” of Cash -- and will only sell if he approves of the buyer’s intentions for the estate. Gresham bought the property in 2014, for $2 million, from its former owner, the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb.
Cash and Carter Cash's estate was the site of a number of famous events in the country icons' lives: Cash went through detox there; Kris Kristofferson landed his helicopter on Cash's front lawn, to get him to listen to "Sunday Morning Coming Down;" and everyone from former president Ronald Reagan to Bob Dylan visited the property. Cash filmed his final music video, for "Hurt," on the property as well, and hosted a number of guitar pulls there throughout the 1960s and '70s.
Readers can flip through the photo gallery above to see photos of Cash and Carter Cash's former estate.
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