A copy of a very rare photo of Johnny Cash was recently presented to the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville.
The photo was from his days at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee when his first Gold Record was presented to him by Cecil Scaife, who was at the time, the National Sales & Marketing Director for Sun Records.
Scaife kept the original photo in his Nashville office on Music Row until he died in 2009. Scaife and Cash, both from the Arkansas Delta, remained friends through the years they worked together in Memphis and when they both moved to Nashville in the early 60s.
As seen in the photo, Cash’s first Gold Record was “I Walk the Line” and later a Cash biographical film by the same name was made staring another Nashville resident Reese Witherspoon. The film was nominated for a total of five Oscars with Witherspoon walking away with the coveted award for Best Actress for her portrayal of June Carter Cash.
Scaife’s daughter LaRawn Scaife Rhea and several of his great-grandchildren and grandchildren were on hand to present the photo to Randall Bart who accepted the photo on behalf of the Johnny Cash Museum.
The Museum is located at 119 3rd Avenue South in downtown Nashville and was named by TripAdvisor as a “Top 25 Trending U.S. attraction for Summer 2017.” The museum was the one Tennessee Attrac- tion listed and the only museum to make the list. The Johnny Cash Museum was founded by another Cash friend, Bill Miller and is a must-see for tourists and as well as locals.