Lonely Planet Writer

Johnny Cash statue to burn, burn, burn in Folsom

Singer Johnny Cash put the small Californian town of Folsom, east of Sacramento, on the map when he wrote a song about its prison and then performed there for the inmates, and now Folsom is showing its gratitude by proposing a statue of Cash.

Artist's drawing of the planned Johnny Cash statue.
Artist’s drawing of the planned Johnny Cash statue. Image by Rotblatt-Amrany

The 50-ft high sculpture will have holes in the shape of flames in it which at sunset will create a ‘ring of fire’ in a nod to one of Cash’s most famous songs. If funding is secured then the statue and a Cash tribute trail will be up and glowing in 2018. Read more: independent.co.uk