Johnny Cash's sideman Marshall Grant dies in Arkansas

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Posted: Aug 8, 2011 12:49 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Johnny Cash, Marshall Grant, country music, Tennessee Two, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Johnny Cash Festival, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Roseanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Memphis, bass guitar, WBRZ

JONESBORO, Ark. - A longtime member of country music superstar Johnny Cash's original band - the Tennessee Two - has died in a Jonesboro hospital.

Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., says 83-year-old Marshall Grant died Sunday.

A spokeswoman at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro did not immediately
return a phone call seeking comment and a cause of death was not immediately available.

Funeral services are pending.

Grant lived in Hernando, Miss., and had been in Jonesboro for a Johnny Cash Festival that featured stars such as George Jones, Kris Kristofferson and Cash's son and daughter - Roseanne Cash and John Carter Cash.

Grant met Johnny Cash in Memphis in 1954 and played bass guitar in Cash's band from 1954-80.

Cash died in 2003.

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