Arkansas Artist Has Spent The Past Two Years Sculpting An 8-Foot Statue Of Johnny Cash

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It’s no secret that Johnny Cash may be the most famed celebrity to ever be born in the state of Arkansas.

I mean, next to Bill “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” Clinton…

A true icon in not only country music, but the music industry as a whole, “Johnny Cash” just might be one of the most recognizable names in all of the United States.

So, needless to say, there probably isn’t a soul in Arkansas more deserving of a statue than the Man In Black himself.

According to FOX16, artist Kevin Kresse, who is based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, is unveiling a project he has been working on for the past two years at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock…

And it’s no other than an eight-foot tall bronze shrine of Johnny Cash.

The outlet states that once the statue is complete, it will be displayed in the National Statuary Hall, at the Capitol in Washington D.C.

Needless to say, Kresse is stoked for the reveal:

“The unveiling is gonna be… that will be gravy. This is the engine work so when it’s in the parade going down the road that will be the fun part… to just be waving.”

Kresse has nearly completed the project, as he says he only has about two weeks left until it’s finished, and once it’s done, it’ll be sent to a foundry where the actual bronze casting will be made.

The bronze casting process will take about four months, and after that, it will be shipped straight to D.C.

Johnny Cash Water Tower Vandal Is Arrested

The mystery vandal with a hilarious sense of humor has been apprehended.

Last week, the little town of Kingsland, Arkansas, got more national press than they could possibly imagine. The tiny Arkansas town is really only known for being the hometown of country music legend, Johnny Cash.

But now they’re known for their Johnny Cash water tower, which somebody shot a hole in to make it look like Johnny was peeing.

And while illegal, it was downright hilarious.

Police arrested 38-year-old Timothy Sled on Monday, charging him with a felony for criminal mischief and another felony for impairing the operation of a vital public utility.

While the stunt may have cost the town 30,000 gallons of water a day, most residents, and apparently the mayor, thought it was pretty funny too.

And believe it or not, it brought quite a few tourists to the area, something Kingsland isn’t used to.

So while Sled is technically facing two felony charges, the mayor seems to think it was worth the laugh:

“Really this has all just been laughs here in the town.” 

See Johnny Cash’s Former Lakeside Home In Branson, Missouri

Back in the early ’90s, Johnny and June Carter Cash played a number of shows in Branson, Missouri.

Cash decided to settle down in the Ozarks tourist hotspot, where he was building his own theater to perform for the massive number of tourists that flocked to the area year in and year out.

Ultimately, the theater ended up falling through, but Cash still lived in the area for a length of time. It’s unclear how long he was there, and whether or not he purchased or rented the house.

But needless to say, the country music duo were living pretty lavish during their time in Branson, as the gorgeous mansion sits alone on the massive Table Rock Lake, on 968 Red Bluff Road, according to

The description says:

“To top it off, Johnny and June Cash lived on THIS property when they had a theatre in Branson!

If you are looking for a custom lake home with bit of history, this is where you need to be. Don’t wait, come live on Table Rock Lake today.”

So, if you ever wondered what a home of Johnny Cash would look like, look no further. The $5,450,000, four bed, 4.5 bath, 9,056 square foot home is about as perfect as it gets.

Look at this place:

A patio with a fire pit and a view of a lake A deck with a view of the ocean and the ocean A deck with tables and chairs on it and a body of water in the background A room with a pool table and chairs A room with a table and chairs A living room with a fireplace A swimming pool in a house A room with a large window and a view of the water A living room with a fireplace A staircase in a building A large house with a driveway A large house with a fire pit

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