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Johnny Cash 'Music Icon' postage stamp to be unveiled June 5

May 30, 2013|By Randy Lewis
  • The U.S. Postal Service's "Music Icons" postage stamp honoring Johnny Cash will be unveiled next week in Nashville.
The U.S. Postal Service's "Music Icons" postage stamp… (U.S. Postal Service )

The U.S. Postal Service’s new Forever postage stamp honoring Johnny Cash will be unveiled Wednesday at a special ceremony at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with a gathering of country music stars, including some of the Man in Black’s family members.

His son, John Carter Cash, step-daughter Carlene Carter, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis and the Oak Ridge Boys are scheduled to appear at the event, which will be free and open to the public.

The image on the stamp comes from a 1963 photo shoot for Cash’s album “Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.”

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It's part of the Postal Service’s new series of Music Icon postage that includes stamps saluting Ray Charles, which will be released in September, and Tejano music star Lydia Mendoza, which are available now.

The stamps are available at usps.com/stamps.

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