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Is the Grand Ole Opry planning a tribute for Johnny Cash?

It's not. Johnny Cash was not a Grand Ole Opry member and hadn't been a regular Opry participant since the night in 1965 when he kicked out the footlights -- some say he used the microphone stand -- on the stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. At the time, Cash was addicted to amphetamines.

A public memorial for Cash is planned for Nov. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium, the birthplace and former home of the Grand Ole Opry.

Incidentally, the Great American Country network, Channel 56 on Sunflower Broadband, will broadcast "Grand Ole Opry Live," beginning Saturday.


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