The Johnny Cash Museum Applauds the Department of Tourist Development for Coordinating an Unprecedented Economic Impact in 2014

Upon the release of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Developments (TDTD) economic impact numbers, the Johnny Cash Museum wanted to extend a congratulations to TDTD team for facilitating amazing growth for the state and most definitely for here in Davidson County. 2014 also marked the first full year that The Johnny Cash Museum was open to the public.
“We are very pleased to be a part of the dynamic growth in Nashville,” says Johnny Cash Museum founder Bill Miller.  “To meet the demand of the tourists who come to our city in record numbers, we have expanded twice since our opening.  We look forward to continuing to serve the ever increasing number of tourists who choose Music City as their destination.  A congratulations is most deserved for Commissioner Kevin Triplett, former Commissioner Susan Whitaker and Cindy Dupree.  Your endless hours and dedication to this state do not go unnoticed.”
In a report released today, the TDTD reported that the state saw over one billion in expenditure growth from tourists in 2014.  In Davidson County alone, home of the Johnny Cash Museum, a $434.49 million increase in expenditures resulted in a total of $5,426.62 million tourist dollars circulated throughout the local community. The Johnny Cash Museum has grown to provide over 30 new positions to the Nashville community since they opened their doors in April of 2013.  While Davidson County saw a nearly 9% increase in expenditures from tourists, the Johnny Cash Museum has seen an over 30% increase in their attendance which supported their two expansions. They recently launched a Songwriters Night with a standing room only crowd in attendance at the first event. Their second round will be this Thursday, August 20th at 7 PM CT featuring Susan Ruth (Reba McEntire), Amanda Colleen Williams (Garth Brooks), Leilah Hayman and Jesse and Noah.
About Johnny Cash Museum
The “#1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers” by Conde Nast’s Traveler, The Johnny Cash
Museum most recently teamed with Nashville’s oldest and most-honored coffee company
Bongo Java to perk up downtown Nashville with the addition of a coffee shop and cafe to the
Museum. In addition to the core exhibit, patrons can also experience the first temporary exhibit
“The Legends of Sun Records.” The exhibit, which is running through December 2015, features artifacts that spotlight Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and drummer W.S. Holland. Since its Grand Opening in May of 2013, the museum has acquired a plethora of accolades:

  • 2014 Award of Excellence – The Tennessee Association of Museums
  • Gem Rating – AAA
  •  #1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers [Worldwide] – Conde Nast’s Traveler
  •  #1 Pitch Perfect Museum [Worldwide] – National Geographic
  • 5 Nashville Must Sees – Forbes
  • 7 Great American Vacation Spots (That Won’t Bust Your Budget) – Time
  • 50 Reasons We’re Thankful to be Southern – Southern Living
  • Reason 8 of 10 why Nashville’s SoBro is the Next Great Neighborhood – Southern Living
  • 22 Reasons You Should Visit Nashville – Huffington Post
  • Top 10 Tennessee Spots for Music Lovers – Rolling Stone
  • Best Culture Stop in Nashville – Money Magazine
  • 11 Great Ideas for Nearby Fall Getaways – St. Louis Post Dispatch
  • 5 out of 5 stars – The Digital Journal
  • Top Destination in Nashville – Group Tour Magazine
  • Top 11 Hottest Museums You Need to See This Year –
The Johnny Cash Museum experience has quickly spread around the globe with outlets like
CNN, USA Today, Parade, The NY Times, The NY Post, Billboard, Vogue, Southern Living,
ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Yahoo, Huffington Post, London’s NME, etc. all buzzing about the attraction. You never know who you will see at the museum as celebrities like Former VP and
Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, ABC Nashville cast members, ABC Dancing with The Star’s Val
Chmerkovskiy, Weezer, The Mavericks, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lynn Anderson, American
Pickers’ Mike Wolfe and Ashton Shepherd have all been spotted at the attraction. Located at
119 Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway, the Johnny Cash Museum is open every day from 8 AM to 7 PM. General admission is $16 with discounts for AAA, military, senior citizen and youth (6-15). To stay updated on the museum and Johnny Cash,  or

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