January 9, 1982
A five-mile stretch of Gallatin Road in Hendersonville, Tennessee, is renamed the Johnny Cash Parkway on a Saturday in sub-zero temperatures.
John R. Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of multiple inductions in the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.