The US Postal Service has announced plans to honor Johnny Cash with his own stamp later this year. Via Rolling Stone:
Cash’s stamp went through an arduous selection process to be issued. “We get about 40,000 suggestions for stamp ideas each year but only about 20 topics make the cut,” USPS representative Mark Saunders told Today.com. “These suggestions are reviewed by the Postmaster General’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory whose role is to narrow down that 40,000 to roughly 20 and then provide their recommendations to the Postmaster General for final approval.”
The stamp will come as part of a new Music Icons series, and will feature a 1963 photo taken by Frank Bez. The design is meant to look like a 45 RPM record sleeve.