Rosanne Cash to headline Miss. festival

Published 11:01 pm Saturday, August 30, 2008

Rosanne Cash will headline a Starkville music festival that honors her late father.

The 53-year-old singer will perform Oct. 18 at the second annual Johnny Cash Flower Pickin’ Festival.

Last year’s event featured a “pardon” for Johnny Cash, more than 40 years after he spent a night in the Starkville jail for public drunkenness.

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There are different versions of what happened on May 11, 1965.

Johnny Cash, who died in 2003, wrote in his autobiography that after a concert at Mississippi State University, he went to a fraternity party and was arrested while walking from his motel to a grocery store to buy cigarettes. He was released the next day.

Another version is that Cash was arrested while picking flowers in someone’s yard.