Barry Gibb of the 1970s pop group the Bee Gees has bought the Tennessee lakeside house of the late Johnny and June Carter Cash, an estate trustee said Thursday.
The purchase price was not announced. Originally the property was listed at $2.9 million and it later dropped to $2.5 million.
In a news release, estate trustee Robert Sullivan quoted Gibb as saying, “This place will always be the spiritual home for the Cashes. My wife, Linda, and I are determined to preserve it to honor their memory. We fell in love with it. It’s an incredible honor for us. We plan to use the home to write songs because of the musical inspiration.”
The 18-room house sits on 4.6 acres in Hendersonville near Nashville. The Cashes’ son, John Carter Cash, maintains a recording studio a short distance from the property.
Johnny and June Cash both died in 2003 a few months apart and the house has been empty since then. Cash’s career and his relationship with June was recounted in the recent movie “Walk the Line.”