500 Johnny Cash fans are expected to protest outside the US Republican
Party's convention in New York later this week to protest against the inclusion of a Cash Tribute event during the political conference....
However Cash's family have said they are not opposing the tribute event because it has been designed to also honour Republican Senator Lamar Alexander who was a friend of both Cash and his late wife June Carter Cash. Cash's daughter Rosanne told reporters last week that Cash estate did not object to the event because it was based on the "personal relationship
between our family and [Sen Alexander], not as a show of support for the Republican agenda".
This bit of fan news comes via CMU. You would think if the family doesn't mind, the fans shouldn't either. Or maybe the 500 are just using it as another excuse to bash Republicans.