Johnny Cash's boyhood home is in consideration to be recognised as a historic site.

The country music legend's former childhood house in Dyess, Arkansas, is one of 14 state properties which will be considered for inclusion on the National Register of Historic places by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's review board on Wednesday (29.11.17).

Mark Christ, a spokesman for the Arkansas Preservation Program, admitted it is a tough process and a final decision will be made by the National Park Service.

He told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: ''They go through a rigorous internal determination of eligibility before going to the board, so if a nomination makes it through both of those processes, it's definitely a property that should be listed.''

Johnny's former boyhood home was built in 1934 and given to his family, along with 40 acres, as part of a government recovery program during the Great Depression.

This comes after $1.24 million was spent in an auction of the 'Ring of Fire' hitmaker's items in September 2004.

One of the best-selling pieces at the Sotheby's sale in New York was a guitar used by the legendary musician - who died in September 2003 aged 71 - on his tours.

The instrument sold for $131,200, but was only expected to make between $10,000 and $20,000.

Other large ticket items were a pair of Tiffany silver centrepieces which went for $42,000, but it was only thought they would go for $15,000 to $20,000.

Leila Dunbar, head of Sotheby's collectables department, said: ''We always expected this auction to be a success, simply because of the stature Johnny and June have attained.

''Here you have the most recognisable union in country music.''