Thursday, Sep. 03, 2009

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash looked as if he'd been waiting for his funeral all his life. The Man in Black died in 2003 — just four months after his beloved wife June Carter — and was buried next to her in a cemetery near his home in Hendersonville, Tenn. Sadly, the home burned down in 2007. Cash's and Carter's graves are marked by a simple tombstone that lists their last names, alone with the phrases "I Walk the Line" (a reference to Cash's 1956 hit) and "Wildwood Flower" (one of Carter's most famous songs). Although it doesn't attract the crowds that Elvis' and Jim Morrison's graves do, the site does draw a steady stream of mourners who travel to the hills of Tennessee to pay their respects.