If there's one musician forever associated with the city of Folsom, California, it's Johnny Cash.

The Man in Black recorded one of his best-known albums at Folsom Prison in 1968, and now he is set to be immortalised there with a giant, flaming statue.

TMZ report that a 40 foot statue is to be erected in Folsom, designed by artist Gary Tillery, which will have cut-outs that make it look like he is standing in a 'ring of fire' at sunset.

It's part of the city's Johnny Cash Trail and will be placed on a section of land owned by Folsom Prison, reportedly by 2018.

See a picture of the artist's image below: