Own a piece of music history: Johnny Cash’s Tennessee estate up for sale

by Ryan Smith21 Nov 2016
Homebuyers who are also looking to own a piece of music history now have their chance. A 4.5-acre lakefront estate in Hendersonville, Tenn., is now up for sale – an estate once owned by Johnny Cash.

The Man in Black and his wife, performer June Carter Cash, lived on the estate for 35 years until their deaths, four months apart, in 2003, according to a report in the Tennessean. The estate was subsequently owned by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, who sold it two years ago, for $2 million, to a Texas businessman.

That owner has now put the estate on the market, citing personal health issues as his reason for selling the property. There’s no listing price on the property; the estate is expected to be sold through “an auction-like process,” according to the Tennessean.

“We know it’s going to be in the multimillions,” Stan Peacock, the listing broker, told the paper. “This is so far from a normal property. There’s no other place like this in the world.”

The property includes the site of the Cashes’ 14,000-square-foot home, which was destroyed in a fire in 2007. Also included on the estate are a swimming pool, garage, tennis court, guard station and a studio apartment log home, which June Carter Cash used for storage, the Tennessean reported.

Among the luminaries who visited the estate as guests of the Cashes are Bon Dylan, Al Gore, Billy Graham, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.
 
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