It is amazing how weird the world can be. The mere fact that Johnny Cash’s estate is selling his home to another singer makes perfect sense. The fact that the singer is Barry Gibb, leader of the Bee Gees, makes it down right weird.
You have to think that Johnny Cash was a man’s man when it came to singing. Seriously, he had it and made a guy feel good about himself. Now that same home is being owned by Barry Gibb. The Bee Gees. The band that makes any non metrosexual cringe. Even those living in the disco era deny any knowledge of the band. And now Barry Gibb will be sleeping where Johnny Gibb did.
That is just wrong.
The Tennessee house where Johnny Cash lived for 35 years has sold to singer-songwriter Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees.
Mr. Gibb and his wife, Linda, paid $2.3 million for the property, according to Robert Sullivan, an attorney who sold the site on behalf of the estate. The 4.6-acre property — in the town of Hendersonville, about 15 miles north of Nashville — includes a pool as well as the seven-bedroom, lakefront home with five full bathrooms. The property first went on the market in June 2005 with an asking price of $2.9 million, later cut to $2.5 million. Tommy Cash, the singer’s surviving brother and a real-estate agent with Crye-Leike Realtors in Hendersonville, had the listing and says the sale included several antique furnishings, such as the couple’s bed.
In 1968, Mr. Cash, who was moving back to Nashville from Los Angeles, came across the home while it was under construction and asked the builder if he could buy it, according to Tommy Cash. The builder outfitted it according to the singer’s wishes. Johnny Cash wrote many of his songs at the house, the only property he and his wife, June Carter Cash, ever shared. The property served as the Cashes’ main home up until the death of Mrs. Cash from heart-surgery complications in 2003. Her husband died from complications from diabetes resulting in respiratory failure four months later. (The makers of the 2005 Cash biopic “Walk the Line” substituted another house, which played an important part in the movie.)
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