Joanne Cash Yates returns to her childhood home for a musical fundraiser
Joanne Cash Yates grew up in Dyess, Ark. along with her brother, singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. Just like her brother, Joanne has built a music career that is a legacy in its own right, including her own solo projects, collaborations with members of the Cash family, and making Christian music alongside her late husband Dr. Harry Yates.
Meanwhile, as she worked to build her legacy, the A-State Heritage Sites program worked to restore and preserve her childhood home back in Dyess, which is now open to tours for the public. Arkansas Roots' Marty Scarbrough spoke to Dr. Adam Long, the executive director of the A-State Heritage Sites, ahead of a musical fundraiser at the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. The event is a celebration with Joanne Cash Yates of the restoration of her childhood home.