36 days to go…The “Ultimate” Johnny Cash Tribute Artist

This past weekend I was watching on TV “Walk The Line” movie about Johnny Cash’s life. This reminded me about one of the great events that will be at The Linn County Fair this year.  The buzz is that The Linn County Fair, KISS FM and B.R.A.T Auctions welcomes Terry Lee Goffee, The “Ultimate” Johnny Cash Tribute Artist on  Friday, July 10th at 7pm with special guest Cowboy UP.

This concert is one that will be enjoyed by all ages. Tickets are $10 general admission and can be purchased on line at http://www.thelinncountyfair.com and are also included in the Family and Couple packets (which I will have more buzz on those later.)

Now you may ask who is Terry Lee Goffee:

He looks like “Johnny”

He sounds just like “Johnny”

Nobody does “Cash’ like “Terry Lee Goffee” !!!

The "Ultimate" Johnny Cash Tribute Artist

“In the spring of 1955 Johnny Cash walked into the legendary Sun Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The music world was never the same. Not long afterward, I put my first Johnny Cash record on a turntable and my world was never the same.

This “Tribute” sprang from my appreciation and love, not only for the music of Johnny Cash, but for the man himself. A champion of the underdog, a voice for those who often have none, an “outlaw” before it became fashionable. If you come away from this presentation with a better understanding of who Johnny Cash is, I will have succeeded in my vision for this endeavor.” Enjoy the ride.    Terry Lee Goffee

IF you want a sneak peak of what you are going to experience check out this video of Terry Lee Goffee signing Johnny Cash’s “Walk The Line.”

The “Ultimate” Johnny Cash Tribute Artist

Terry Lee Goffee Bio

Terry Lee Goffee was born  in Cambridge, Ohio to Tom, and Norma Goffee and raised in the nearby rural community of Byesville, his early years were an amalgam of normal childhood joys, activities, dreams and concerns interspersed with lengthy periods of solitude and silent contemplation. The eldest of three children, perhaps the greatest pleasures were found in the frequent visits to the farm of his Grandparents. Music was always present in their home. Two of his cousins played guitar while his aunt played piano and sang in the church. In addition, his uncle formed a band and, when in town, would play his guitar and sing all afternoon at Goffee’s Grandparent’s farm. Occasionally, he would take an old broom handle (his guitar) and a tin can (microphone) and accompany his uncle or, during special events, give a solo performance. Music became Goffee’s life’s goal and filled the majority of each day. He began to listen and practice every conceivable style and format with an intensity and fervency found only in youth, becoming proficient at an early age. In 1979, he was residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida pursuing a career in country music.  As lead singer of a very successful country band, it would seem that he would achieve the desires of his heart and reach those goals which had been established so many years ago. What some would call an epiphany would however change the direction of his career and his dreams forever. He spent a great deal of time reading and studying the Bible and it had a profound effect on his life. He left the band and devoted the next 18 years of his life to sharing God’s good news of salvation through Jesus Christ in churches, nursing homes, auditoriums, theatres, campgrounds, etc. He logged hundreds of thousands of miles over the years and met many pastors, singers, songwriters, musicians and laypersons that he still count among his friends today. Together they saw lives changed and hearts and bodies healed. He still has many opportunities each year to share the message of hope, peace and love through his Gospel music concerts and albums. Eventually, he came full circle and began to mix some country music shows in with the gospel concerts. Most recently they have put together a tribute show to one of his musical heroes and influences, Johnny Cash.
A bio such as this can succeed only in delivering cold, hard facts. To really discover who a person is one must examine the totality of their life and work.


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