Johnny Cash's Former House May Become Rehab Centre
Published Aug 01, 2014Johnny Cash had well-documented struggles with drug addiction and spent various periods in rehab. It's fitting, then, that the late country legend's former home may be converted into a rehabilitation clinic.
The 4.5-acre property is located near Hendersonville, TN. It was sold by Cash's offspring in 2003, following the singer's death that year. Bee Gees member Barry Gibb bought it, but it was damaged in a fire in 2007. Gibb sold it to investor James Gresham this past March.
The Telegraph reports that Gresham's company has applied for the property to be rezoned as an "employment centre." If they're approved, the plan is to turn it into a rehab centre.
Gresham already owns an Illinois facility to help clients with eating disorders and post-traumatic stress; it's unclear if the new rehab facility will have a similar focus, or if it will be geared towards drug or alcohol addiction.
Locals have apparently expressed concerns about the centre, and there will be a meeting for residents after the project goes before the planning commission.
In other Cash-related news, his son John Carter Cash recently told Exclaim! that a pile of unreleased recordings from his father are on the way.