Testimonials and Supporters

It’s an honor to be a part of this inspiring project.

Michael ConradZurich, Switzerland

The Cooper-Young Community Association supports the creation of a supports the statue of Johnny Cash to be erected in our neighborhood…as it commemorates the first performance of one of our country’s most popular musicians.  We applaud this celebration of our history.

June Hurt, President, CYCA and Kristen Schebler, Executive Director CYCA

The Mike Curb Institute for music is supportive of the efforts that are being undertaken to commemorate Johnny Cash’s first public performance at the former Galloway UMC Church in the Cooper-Young neighborhood with the … installation of a statue and historic marker.

John Bass, Director, Mike Curb Institute for MusicRhodes College

I think it is fitting.  It’s the first place he performed in public and his first and foremost desire was to record gospel music.  Memphis really is considered by the family as Johnny’s home.

Roy Cash, Jr., Johnny’s nephew who at 14 was present at the Galloway Church performance.

I visit Memphis two or three times a year and I am always very impressed with the rich music heritage of the city. I supported the Cooper-Young Community Association to erect a statue of Johnny Cash in their neighborhood as he is one of the world’s greatest musicians and has helped to pave the way for a many Artists. I am very proud to buy a brick and emboss my name in association with this great man.

James MosierLakefield, ON, Canada