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Reba, Loretta Lynn & Bobby Bare to Play Johnny Cash Music Festival

Reba, Loretta Lynn & Bobby Bare to Play Johnny Cash Music Festival

Johnny Cash (1932 – 2003) walks inside the gates of Folsom Prison, preparing to perform his fourth concert for inmates there, California, 1964. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn will perform at the Fourth Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, set to be hosted by legendary singer and comedian Mark Lowry. The concert will take place August 15 at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR.

“When I was asked to perform at the Johnny Cash Music Festival, there was absolutely no hesitation,” Reba said. ”I have always had a great deal of respect for Johnny Cash, and not just because he was one of the finest entertainers, performers and recording artists this industry has ever known. It is also because of his compassion and generosity. The fact that some of the money raised from these concerts goes into a scholarship fund to help deserving kids further their education is something I know would make him very proud.”

“If we had any one of these four individuals on the bill, we would have an extremely successful event, but having all four at once is a real coup for the Johnny Cash Music Festival,” concert producer and festival founder Bill Carter said. “The reputation of the event and generosity of the people at Arkansas State and in Jonesboro continue to grow each year. This is going to be a great show.”

“I am extremely honored to be part of such a great event and worthwhile cause,” Mark Lowry said. “Johnny Cash is a legend and this concert pays homage to that and all of the great things he stood for. I am especially pleased to be hosting an event that stars not one, not two but three Country Music Hall of Fame members. Reba, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn on the same bill– that’s a lot of star power in one room.”

Proceeds from the event will again go to fund the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Arkansas, as well as support a scholarship fund established in Johnny Cash’s name.

Tickets for the Johnny Cash Music Festival will go on sale February 28 and are available at Arkansas State’s Central Box Office and online at www.tickets.astate.edu or www.johnnycashmusicfest.com.

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