Back in January, we told you about the new Johnny Cash U.S. Postage Stamp, which was set to release in 2013. But, at that point, we didn’t know exactly when the stamp would launch. Now we do. The following is a press release about the event, to be held June 5 in Nashville. Here’s the release.
On behalf of the U.S. Postal Service and Cash family, please save the date for the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service’s Johnny Cash stamp on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Ryman Auditorium (116 Fifth Avenue, Nashville, TN).
Starting at 10:30 a.m., a special ceremony will recognize the Man in Black’s contributions to music and pop culture, followed by a series of appearances from a few of Johnny Cash’s closest friends and family including John Carter Cash, Carlene Carter, and other guests to be announced. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
Johnny Cash is memorialized in a limited-edition Forever stamp, issued by the U.S. Postal Service on June 5, 2013. Designed by Neal Ashby, a three-time Grammy nominee for Best Recording Packaging, and art director Greg Breeding, the Johnny Cash stamp features a photograph captured by Frank Bez during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963). The stamp is part of U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icon Series, which also includes stamps honoring Lydia Mendoza (available now) and Ray Charles (to be released in September). The stamps are available for purchase at the Ryman Auditorium on June 5 from 9 a.m. until noon, at the CMA Festival Fan Fair X at LP Field June 6-9, local post offices and online at usps.com/stamps.http://www.countryschatter.com/2013/05/johnny-cash-us-postage-stamp-launch-at-ryman-auditorium-june-5/NewsPress Releaseart director,cma festival,facebook,frank bez,local post offices,music icon,postage stamp