The limited-edition Johnny Cash Forever stamp debuted today as part of the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icon Series.
Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, says:
“It is an amazing blessing that my father Johnny Cash be honored with the issue of this stamp. Dad was a hard-working man; a man of dignity. As much as anything else, he was a proud American, always supporting his family, fans and country. I can think of no better way to pay due respect to his legacy than through the release of this stamp.”
Cash’s daughter, Rosanne Cash, has also welcomed the stamp:
“My family is thrilled that my father will grace a United States Forever stamp – a great honor for any American, and an honor that would have particularly delighted him. It is a joy to know that generations will use this stamp, and my father will forever be where he loved to be: traveling the world.”
The stamp features a striking image captured by photographer Frank Bez during a photo shoot for 1963’s “Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash”.
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The stamp’s release was celebrated by Cash’s family and friends this morning at a public party held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Among those in attendance were John Carter Cash, Carlene Carter, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis, Larry Gatlin, Jamey Johnson, and the Oak Ridge Boys.
The Johnny Cash U.S. postage stamp is available now from www.usps.com
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