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Opening in 2015, Johnny Cash Museum has caught national attention with a mention in Forbes and National Geographic magazines.

Johnny Cash Museum made the Forbes and National Geographic must see travel destinations lists. Forbes recently released a list of the Top 5 “Must-See” Nashville destinations and put The Johnny Cash Museum in the number one slot. That acknowledgement was followed with an unbelievable honor from National Geographic. National Geographic published a list of the worldwide top four “Pitch Perfect Museums,” museums dedicated to a single musician. The Johnny Cash Museum earned the top honor beating out the ABBA museum in Stockholm and the Kalakuta museum in Nigeria.

“It’s a great honor to receive the ongoing positive comments and rankings from top publications and organizations,” says founder Bill Miller. “It’s a tribute to and validation of Johnny Cash’s continuing popularity and our ability to honor him with a top notch venue in an amazing city.”

In 2016, the Johnny Cash museum will include a 1,600 square feet expansion to the first level of the museum increasing the exhibit area by 40 percent reports Nashville Post, including pieces from the “Walk the Line.”

“For the first time in history, costumes and props worn and used by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon in “Walk the Line” will be on display for the public to enjoy,says museum founder Bill Miller.

Just announced at Nashville Post, a 24 hour diner will be opening next door to the Johnny Cash Museum featuring a Sun Records. T.C. Restaurant Group, which is co-based in Nashville and Columbus, Ohio, is undertaking the project, to be called Sun Diner Café. TCRG owns Luigi’s City Pizza, Tequila Cowboy and WannaB’s Karaoke Bar, all of which share adjacent building space with the diner.

Adam Hesler, TCRG spokesperson, said the 24-hour diner will offer various Sun Records merchandise for sale. On that theme, some of the menu items will be given names honoring the songs and recording stars — including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley — of the legendary Memphis recording label and studio. Sun Records now is based in Nashville.

“We feel Nashville needs a 24-hour diner and we are hopeful Sun Diner Café will complement our other businesses,” Hesler said.

No information is available at this time regarding the  timeframe when  Sun Diner Cafe will be open.

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