“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash!”
No one has shaped country music like Johnny Cash. This brand-new group tour explores the life and legacy of “the man in black,” as we walk in his footsteps throughoutÂ hisÂ Music City and the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee he called home.
Arrive into Music City where you will meet your Sweet Magnolia Tour Guide who will be with you during your stay in Nashville. You will begin your afternoon exploring the Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Museums. The Johnny Cash Museum features the largest collection of Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world! Items include stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork, and handwritten lyrics as well as contributions from family members and notable friends. The Patsy Cline Museum celebrates the life of the legendary songstress and features hundreds of never before seen artifacts, personal belongings, interactive touch screens, films, videos and much more.
After your time at the museums, enjoy a delicious treat across the street at The Goo Goo Shop, where your group can sample the worldâ€™s oldest combination candy bar, The Goo Goo.
Your evening entertainment will include a scrumptious dinner in a private room at one of Nashvilleâ€™s most popular restaurants and world-class performance of Cash: The Legend Continues. In this one-hour show, your group will hear the stories behind the Cash and Carter familyâ€™s hits straight from Johnny Cashâ€™s family members.
Day 2 begins with a Johnny Cash Sightseeing Tour. Your Sweet Magnolia Tour Guide will take you to many of the locations the â€śman in blackâ€ť held near and dear, including his Hendersonville, TN Homesite. We will also visit Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter Cashâ€™s, gravesites.
Following our time in Hendersonville, we will travel to the small rural town of Bon Aqua, TN to visit Johnny Cashâ€™s Hideaway Farm and Storytellers Museum. Here, your tour begins at the Storytellers Museum, where you will see rare video footage of the propertyâ€™s history and its importance to Johnny Cash. Then, you will be treated to a live performance by house musicians, such as Mark Alan Cash (Johnnyâ€™s nephew), David Langley and Rachel Dawson. Also, enjoy memorabilia from Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl and the â€śone piece of a time car.â€ť Next, your group travels one mile down the road to The Hideaway Farm, where you can explore the farmhouse that Johnny Cash owned for over 30 years, the Cinnamon Hill Gallery (with never-before-seen photographs of Cashâ€™s life and home in Jamaica), and the various cars in the collection. After the tour, enjoy lunch in Johnny Cashâ€™s barn.
After your time at the farm, we will travel back to Nashville where your group will have a little free time to relax before we head off to a delicious dinner at your choice of Opry Backstage Grill or Santa Fe Cattle Company.Â After a hearty dinner, we will head to the Grand Ole Opry, the worldâ€™s longest-running live radio show.Â Nothing says â€śNashville” like a night at the Grand Ole Opry. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today an entertainment phenomenon showcasing a mix of country music greats– new stars, superstars, and legends. Known around the world as “the show that made country music famous,” you can count on things happening at the Opry that you just can’t see anywhere else.
This morning, your group will check out of your Nashville hotel and head to Historic RCA Studio B, where over 1,000 Top Ten Hits have been recorded. See where Elvis recorded over 200 songs! Explore the control room where the greats, like Chet Atkins, produced countless hits. With a repertoire of over 35,000 songs recorded by artists such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Marty Stuart, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, the Everly Brothers, Waylon Jennings and Roy Orbison, Studio B presents an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience.
Next, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the worldâ€™s largest popular music museum, during your self-guided tour. The â€śHallâ€ť isÂ the definitive home of Americaâ€™s music, safeguarding more than 2.5 million priceless artifacts, including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments and more.
After your time at the Hall, your group will enjoy lunch on your own at one of the delicious eateries in and around the Country Music Hall of Fame before you depart for home with musical memories of your time spent in Music City.