A public memorial service for Johnny Cash has been set for Nov. 12 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The venue is the former home of the Grand Ole Opry and where the country music legend hosted a prime

A public memorial service for Johnny Cash has been set for Nov. 12 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The venue is the former home of the Grand Ole Opry and where the country music legend hosted a prime-time network television show more than 30 years ago.

Details about who will take part in the service will be announced over the next several weeks. The memorial will be open to the public and tickets will be free.

Setting a date for the event was delayed because the entire Cash family wanted to participate. The singer's son, John Carter Cash, is on a European tour until the beginning of November.

Cash, 71, died Sept. 12 of respiratory failure caused by complications from diabetes. A private funeral took place Sept. 15 near his home in Hendersonville, just north of Nashville.


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