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Postal Service to issue Johnny Cash stamp Wednesday

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:58 pm

The United States Postal Service will salute American country music icon Johnny Cash on Wednesday by issuing a limited-edition Forever stamp bearing his image.

Members of the late singer's family will join the postal service for a release celebration at 11:30 a.m. Fort Wayne time in Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., a news release from a public relations firm representing the Cash family said.

The stamp features a photograph of the Man in Black taken by Frank Bez during the photo session for the 1963 album "Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash," the news release said.

The stamp is part of the postal service's Music Icon series, which also includes a stamp issued May 15 honoring Tejano music great Lydia Mendoza and a stamp set for release in September honoring blind jazz, gospel, pop and country music legend Ray Charles.

The Johnny Cash stamp will be available at local post offices and at www.usps.com/stamps. You can pre-order the stamp now at the postal service website.