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Broken Arrow web designer gets contract

Johnny Cash was an American music icon. He died two years ago, but his music and videos are still very popular world wide.

So much so, the Johnny Cash web site is being redesigned. That work is being done by a Broken Arrow web designer. News on 6 reporter Rick Wells sat down with him Wednesday to talk about how he got the project and what the new site will look like.

Tony Benton is a free lance web designer who was bumping around looking for some opportunities to get into entertainment web sites and saw that the folks that owned the Johnny Cash site needed help. "I just put a proposal together real quick sent it off and that's how I got the job."

Bill Miller, who owns the rights to the Johnny Cash web site and material that will show up on it, wants a classier look to celebrate 50 years of Johnny Cash's music. The project so far has been a learning experience. Tony Benton: "I had no idea how many people he had touched I had no idea how well he was know all over the world." He's had to do considerable research for the site reconstruction, because he wants to make it more like an on-line museum.

So there will be photos and video clips from Johnny Cash's career like an appearance on the Muppet show. The site will feature a selection of music that will change periodically and it'll be easy to find. Rick Wells: "So when you Google ‘Johnny Cash’." Tony Benton: "It's the first thing that will come up."

The new site will replace the current on August 15th. Soon we'll be able to log-on and relive classics like Johnny Cash and Miss Piggy doing ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’.

To view a preview of the redesigned web site, you can visit Tony’s web site.
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