Longtime Cash Band Member Dies

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.