The Tennessee home of the late Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash burned down earlier this week. Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees purchased the home from heirs of the legendary Cash following his death.
Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, lived together in the three-story, wooden lakeside house in Hendersonville, Tennessee, about 20 miles north of Nashville, from 1968 until they died within months of each other in 2003.
The Hendersonville Star News quoted a fire official as saying the blaze probably started when fumes from a wood preservative used in the renovations were ignited by a spark.
The house was featured in the Grammy-winning video “Hurt,” in which a dying Cash surveyed his wild life. His eldest daughter, Rosanne Cash, eulogized it in the song “House on the Lake” on her latest album “Black Cadillac.”
For some reason I believe Johnny’s ghost set that house ablaze at the thought of a Bee Gee living in it.