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Johnny Cash, who would have turned 80 on February 26, will be the focus of a series of tributes and celebrations in 2012, starting with the official ground-breaking of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project in Dyess, AR. The Project will be a permanent tribute to Cash's early life and that of his family's, as well as reflect a historical slice of American life during the Great Depression. Arkansas State University is spearheading the restoration of not only the house that Cash grew up in and its various outbuildings, but has taken under its wing several other Dyess historic buildings in an effort to preserve the town's rich heritage. Also set for the year-long birthday celebration is the opening of the new Johnny Cash Museum in downtown Nashville, and Columbia/Legacy will release a series of archive titles beginning with Bootleg IV:  The Soul of Truth slated for April 3. In addition, three documentaries on Cash's life are in various stages of development.

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