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 Johnny Cash - An American Legend
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Common misspelling: Johny Cash; Also known as "The Man in Black"

 

Given Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

John R. Cash

b. February 26, 1932

d. September 12, 2003

Kingsland, Arkansas

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JOHNNY CASH BIOGRAPHY

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John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) (also known as The Man In Black), was an American singer-songwriter, actor,[2] and author,[2] who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.[3] Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Late in his career, Cash covered songs by several rock artists.

 

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice;[4][5][6] for the "boom-chicka-boom" sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for his rebelliousness,[7][8] coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor;[4] for providing free concerts inside prison walls;[9][10] and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black".[11] He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash."[12][13] and usually following it up with his standard "Folsom Prison Blues."

 

Much of Cash's music, especially that of his later career, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption.[4][14] His signature songs include "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers, including "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson"; as well as railroad songs including "Hey, Porter" and "Rock Island Line".[15]

 

Cash, a troubled but devout Christian,[16][17] has been characterized as a "lens through which to view American contradictions and challenges."[18][19][20] A Biblical scholar,[2][21][22] he penned a Christian novel titled Man in White,[23][24] and he made a spoken word recording of the entire New King James Version of the New Testament.[25][26] Even so, Cash declared that he was "the biggest sinner of them all", and viewed himself overall as a complicated and contradictory man.[27][28] Accordingly,[29] Cash is said to have "contained multitudes", and has been deemed "the philosopher-prince of American country music".[30][31]

 

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Background information

Birth name John R. Cash

Born February 26, 1932(1932-02-26)

Kingsland, Arkansas, United States

Origin Kingsland, Arkansas, United States

Died September 12, 2003(2003-09-12) (aged 71)

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Genres Country, rock and roll, folk, Twang, gospel, blues, rockabilly

Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, actor

Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin

Years active 1955–2003

Labels Sun, Columbia, Mercury, American, House of Cash, Legacy Recordings

Associated acts The Tennessee Three, The Highwaymen, June Carter Cash, The Statler Brothers, The Carter Family, The Oak Ridge Boys, Area Code 615, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Website johnnycash.com

Notable instruments

Martin Acoustic Guitars

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Personal life

 

Early life

 

Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas,[32] the fourth of seven children to Ray Cash (May 13, 1897, Kingsland, Arkansas – December 23, 1985, Hendersonville, Tennessee)[33] and Carrie Cloveree Rivers (March 13, 1904, Rison, Arkansas – March 11, 1991, Hendersonville, Tennessee).[34][35] Cash was named John R. Cash because his parents couldn't think of a name, but he went by J. R. all throughout his childhood as a shortened version of his real name. When Cash enlisted in the Air Force, they wouldn't let him use initials as his name, so he began to use his legal name of John R. Cash. In 1955, when signing with Sun Records, he took Johnny Cash as his stage name.[36]

 

The Cash children were, in order: Roy, Margaret Louise, Jack, J. R., Reba, Joanne and Tommy.[37][38] His younger brother, Tommy Cash, also became a successful country artist.

 

In March 1935, when Cash was three years old, the family settled in Dyess, Arkansas. J.R. was working in cotton fields beginning at age five, singing along with his family simultaneously while working. The family farm was flooded on at least two occasions, which later inspired him to write the song "Five Feet High and Rising".[39] His family's economic and personal struggles during the Great Depression inspired many of his songs, especially those about other people facing similar difficulties.

 

Cash was very close to his older brother, Jack.[40] In May 1944, Jack was pulled into a whirling head saw in the mill where he worked and was almost cut in two. He suffered for over a week before he died on May 20, 1944, at age 15.[39] Cash often spoke of the horrible guilt he felt over this incident. According to Cash: The Autobiography, his father was away that morning, but he and his mother, and Jack himself, all had premonitions or a sense of foreboding about that day, causing his mother to urge Jack to skip work and go fishing with his brother. Jack insisted on working, as the family needed the money. On his deathbed, Jack said he had visions of heaven and angels. Decades later, Cash spoke of looking forward to meeting his brother in heaven.

 

Cash's early memories were dominated by gospel music and radio. Taught by his mother and a childhood friend, Cash began playing guitar and writing songs as a young boy. In high school he sang on a local radio station; decades later he released an album of traditional gospel songs, called My Mother's Hymn Book. He was also significantly influenced by traditional Irish music that he heard performed weekly by Dennis Day on the Jack Benny radio program.[41]

 

Cash enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 7, 1950.[42] After basic training at Lackland Air Force Base and technical training at Brooks Air Force Base, both in San Antonio, Texas, Cash was assigned to a U.S. Air Force Security Service unit, assigned as a Morse Code Intercept Operator for Soviet Army transmissions at Landsberg, Germany "where he created his first band named The Landsberg Barbarians."[43] He was the first radio operator to pick up the news of the death of Joseph Stalin.[44] After he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant on July 3, 1954, he returned to Texas.[45] On August 7, 1954, one month after his discharge, he married his first wife, Vivian Liberto, in San Antonio.[46]

 

Marriages and family

 

On July 18, 1951, while in Air Force training, Cash met 17-year-old Vivian Liberto at a roller skating rink in her native San Antonio. They dated for three weeks, until Cash was deployed to Germany for a three year tour. During that time, the couple exchanged hundreds of pages of love letters.[46] On August 7, 1954, one month after his discharge, they were married at St. Anne's Catholic church in San Antonio. The ceremony was performed by her uncle, Father Vincent Liberto. They had four daughters: Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy and Tara. Cash's drug and alcohol abuse, constant touring, and affairs with other women, and his close relationship with future wife June Carter, led Liberto to file for divorce in 1966.[47]

 

In 1968, 13 years after they first met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Cash proposed to June Carter, an established country singer, during a live performance in London, Ontario,[48] marrying on March 1, 1968, in Franklin, Kentucky. They had one child together, John Carter Cash (born March 3, 1970). They continued to work together and tour for 35 years, until June Carter died in 2003. Cash died just four months later. Carter co-wrote one of Cash's biggest hits, "Ring of Fire," with singer Merle Kilgore. She and Cash won two Grammy awards for their duets.

 

Vivian Liberto claims a different version of the origins of "Ring of Fire" in I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny, stating that Cash gave Carter the credit for monetary reasons.[49]

 

Heritage

 

Cash's heritage was a British Isles mix. He learned upon researching his heritage that he was of Scottish royal descent on his father's side, traced back to Malcolm I of Scotland.[50][51][52] After meeting with now-dead laird Major Michael Crichton-Stuart of Falkland, Fife, Scotland, Johnny traced the Cash family tree to eleventh-century Fife;[53][54][55] Cash Loch and other locations in Fife bear the name of his family.[53]

 

Cash also had English and Scots-Irish ancestry. Though he did not have American Indian ancestry, his empathy and compassion for Native American Indians were unabated. These feelings were expressed in several of his songs, including "Apache Tears" and "The Ballad of Ira Hayes", and on his album, Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian. Through his maternal grandmother, Rosanna Lee (Hurst) Rivers, Cash is distantly related to millionaire William Randolph Hearst and socialite Patty Hearst.[citation needed]

 

Friends

 

Cash was a long time friend of Woody Hayes (ex Ohio State Buckeyes football coach). The lyrics "I braided Twigs of Willows Made a String of Buckeye Beads" from the song Flesh and Blood was for Woody.[citation needed]

 

Career

 

Early career

 

In 1954, Cash and Vivian moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he sold appliances while studying to be a radio announcer. At night he played with guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant. Perkins and Grant were known as the Tennessee Two. Cash worked up the courage to visit the Sun Records studio, hoping to get a recording contract. After auditioning for Sam Phillips, singing mostly gospel songs, Phillips told him that he didn't record gospel music any longer. It was once rumored that Phillips told Cash to "go home and sin, then come back with a song I can sell," though in a 2002 interview Cash denied that Phillips made any such comment.[56] Cash eventually won over the producer with new songs delivered in his early rock'a'billy style. In 1955 Cash made his first recordings at Sun, "Hey Porter" and "Cry! Cry! Cry!", which were released in late June and met with reasonable success on the country hit parade.

 

On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley dropped in on studio owner Sam Phillips to pay a social visit while Carl Perkins was in the studio cutting new tracks, with Jerry Lee Lewis backing him on piano. Cash was also in the studio and the four started an impromptu jam session. Phillips left the tapes running and the recordings, almost half of which were gospel songs, survived and have since been released under the title Million Dollar Quartet.

 

Cash's next record, "Folsom Prison Blues", made the country Top 5, and "I Walk the Line" became No. 1 on the country charts and entered the pop charts Top 20. "Home of the Blues" followed, recorded in July 1957. That same year Cash became the first Sun artist to release a long-playing album. Although he was Sun's most consistently selling and prolific artist at that time, Cash felt constrained by his contract with the small label partly due to the fact that Phillips wasn't keen on Johnny recording gospel, and he was only getting a 3% royalty as opposed to the standard rate of 5%. Presley had already left Sun, and Phillips was focusing most of his attention and promotion on Lewis. The following year Cash left the label to sign a lucrative offer with Columbia Records, where his single "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" became one of his biggest hits.

 

In the early 1960s, Cash toured with the Carter Family, which by this time regularly included Mother Maybelle's daughters, Anita, June and Helen. June, whom Cash would eventually marry, later recalled admiring him from afar during these tours. In the 1960s he appeared on Pete Seeger's short lived Rainbow Quest.[57]

 

He also acted in a 1961 film entitled Five Minutes to Live, later re-released as Door-to-door Maniac. He also wrote and sang the opening theme.

 

Outlaw image

 

As his career was taking off in the late 1950s, Cash started drinking heavily and became addicted to amphetamines and barbiturates. For a brief time, he shared an apartment in Nashville with Waylon Jennings, who was heavily addicted to amphetamines. Cash used the uppers to stay awake during tours. Friends joked about his "nervousness" and erratic behavior, many ignoring the warning signs of his worsening drug addiction. In a behind-the-scenes look at The Johnny Cash Show, Cash claims to have "tried every drug there was to try."

 

Although in many ways spiraling out of control, Cash's frenetic creativity was still delivering hits. His rendition of "Ring of Fire" was a crossover hit, reaching No. 1 on the country charts and entering the Top 20 on the pop charts. The song was written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. The song was originally performed by June's sister, but the signature mariachi-style horn arrangement was provided by Cash, who said that it had come to him in a dream.

 

In June 1965, his truck caught fire due to an overheated wheel bearing, triggering a forest fire that burnt several hundred acres in Los Padres National Forest in California.[58][59] When the judge asked Cash why he did it, Cash said, "I didn't do it, my truck did, and it's dead, so you can't question it."[39] The fire destroyed 508 acres (206 ha), burning the foliage off three mountains and killing 49 of the refuge's 53 endangered condors. Cash was unrepentant: "I don't care about your damn yellow buzzards." The federal government sued him and was awarded $125,172 ($923,127 today). Cash eventually settled the case and paid $82,001.[60] He said he was the only person ever sued by the government for starting a forest fire.[39]

 

Although Cash carefully cultivated a romantic outlaw image, he never served a prison sentence. Despite landing in jail seven times for misdemeanors, each stay lasted only a single night. His most infamous run-in with the law occurred while on tour in 1965, when he was arrested October 4 by a narcotics squad in El Paso, Texas. The officers suspected that he was smuggling heroin from Mexico, but it was 688 Dexedrine capsules and 475 Equanil tablets that the singer had hidden inside his guitar case. Because they were prescription drugs rather than illegal narcotics, he received a suspended sentence.

 

Cash was later arrested on May 11, 1965, in Starkville, Mississippi, for trespassing late at night onto private property to pick flowers. (This incident gave the spark for the song "Starkville City Jail", which he spoke about on his live At San Quentin prison album.)

 

In the mid 1960s, Cash released a number of concept albums, including Ballads Of the True West (1965), an experimental double record mixing authentic frontier songs with Cash's spoken narration, and Bitter Tears (1964), with songs highlighting the plight of the Native Americans. His drug addiction was at its worst at this point, and his destructive behavior led to a divorce from his first wife and canceled performances.

 

In 1967, Cash's duet with June Carter, "Jackson", won a Grammy Award.

 

Johnny Cash's final arrest was in Walker County, Georgia where he was taken in after being involved in a car accident while carrying a bag of prescription pills. Cash attempted to bribe a local deputy, who turned the money down, and then spent the night in a LaFayette, Georgia jail. The singer was released after a long talk with Sheriff Ralph Jones, who warned him of his dangerous behavior and wasted potential. Johnny credited that experience for saving his life, and he later came back to LaFayette to play a benefit concert that attracted 12,000 people (the city population was less than 9,000 at the time) and raised $75,000 for the high school.[61]

 

Cash curtailed his use of drugs for several years in 1968, after a spiritual epiphany in the Nickajack Cave, when he attempted to commit suicide while under the heavy influence of drugs. He descended deeper into the cave, trying to lose himself and "just die", when he passed out on the floor. He reported to be exhausted and feeling at the end of his rope when he felt God's presence in his heart and managed to struggle out of the cave (despite the exhaustion) by following a faint light and slight breeze. To him, it was his own rebirth. June, Maybelle, and Ezra Carter moved into Cash's mansion for a month to help him conquer his addiction. Cash proposed onstage to June at a concert at the London Gardens in London, Ontario, Canada on February 22, 1968; the couple married a week later (on March 1) in Franklin, Kentucky. June had agreed to marry Cash after he had "cleaned up".[62] He rediscovered his Christian faith, taking an "altar call" in Evangel Temple, a small church in the Nashville area, pastored by Rev. Jimmie Rodgers Snow, son of country music legend Hank Snow.

 

According to longtime friend Marshall Grant, Cash's 1968 rebirth experience did not result in his completely stopping use of amphetamines. However, in 1970, Cash ended all drug use for a period of seven years. Grant claims that the birth of Cash's son, John Carter Cash, inspired Cash to end his dependence. Cash began using amphetamines again in 1977. By 1983, he was once again addicted, and entered the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, California for rehabilitation. Cash managed to stay off drugs for several years, but by 1989, he was dependent again and entered Nashville's Cumberland Heights Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center. In 1992, he entered the Loma Linda Behavioural Medicine Centre in Loma Linda, California for his final rehabilitation (several months later, his son followed him into this facility for treatment).[63][64][65]

 

Folsom Prison Blues

 

Cash felt great compassion for prisoners. He began performing concerts at various prisons starting in the late 1950s. His first ever prison concert was held on January 1, 1958 at San Quentin State Prison.[66] These performances led to a pair of highly successful live albums, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (1968) and Johnny Cash at San Quentin (1969).

 

The Folsom Prison record was introduced by a rendition of his classic "Folsom Prison Blues", while the San Quentin record included the crossover hit single "A Boy Named Sue", a Shel Silverstein-penned novelty song that reached No. 1 on the country charts and No. 2 on the U.S. Top Ten pop charts. The AM versions of the latter contained a couple of profanities which were edited out. The modern CD versions are unedited and uncensored and thus also longer than the original vinyl albums, though they still retain the audience reaction overdubs of the originals.

 

In addition to his performances at U.S. prisons, Cash also performed at the Österåker Prison in Sweden in 1972. The live album På Österåker ("At Österåker") was released in 1973. Between the songs, Cash can be heard speaking Swedish, which was greatly appreciated by the inmates.

 

"The Man in Black"

 

From 1969 to 1971, Cash starred in his own television show, The Johnny Cash Show, on the ABC network. The Statler Brothers opened up for him in every episode; the Carter Family and rockabilly legend Carl Perkins were also part of the regular show entourage. However, Cash also enjoyed booking more contemporary performers as guests; such notables included Neil Young, Louis Armstrong, Kenny Rogers and The First Edition (who appeared a record four times on his show), James Taylor, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton (then leading Derek and the Dominos), and Bob Dylan. During the same period, he contributed the title song and other songs to the film Little Fauss and Big Halsey, which starred Robert Redford, Michael J. Pollard, and Lauren Hutton. The title song, The Ballad of Little Fauss and Big Halsey, was nominated for a Golden Globe award.

 

Cash had met with Dylan in the mid 1960s and became closer friends when they were neighbors in the late 1960s in Woodstock, New York. Cash was enthusiastic about reintroducing the reclusive Dylan to his audience. Cash sang a duet with Dylan on Dylan's country album Nashville Skyline and also wrote the album's Grammy-winning liner notes.

 

Another artist who received a major career boost from The Johnny Cash Show was songwriter Kris Kristofferson, who was beginning to make a name for himself as a singer/songwriter. During a live performance of Kristofferson's "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", Cash refused to change the lyrics to suit network executives, singing the song with its references to marijuana intact: "On a Sunday morning sidewalk / I'm wishin', Lord, that I was stoned."[67]

 

By the early 1970s, he had crystallized his public image as "The Man in Black". He regularly performed dressed all in black, wearing a long black knee-length coat. This outfit stood in contrast to the costumes worn by most of the major country acts in his day: rhinestone suit and cowboy boots. In 1971, Cash wrote the song "Man in Black", to help explain his dress code: "We're doing mighty fine I do suppose / In our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes / But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back / Up front there ought to be a man in black."

 

He wore black on behalf of the poor and hungry, on behalf of "the prisoner who has long paid for his crime",[68] and on behalf of those who have been betrayed by age or drugs.[68] "And," Cash added, "with the Vietnam War as painful in my mind as it was in most other Americans', I wore it 'in mournin' for the lives that could have been.' ... Apart from the Vietnam War being over, I don't see much reason to change my position ... The old are still neglected, the poor are still poor, the young are still dying before their time, and we're not making many moves to make things right. There's still plenty of darkness to carry off."[68]

 

He and his band had initially worn black shirts because that was the only matching color they had among their various outfits.[39] He wore other colors on stage early in his career, but he claimed to like wearing black both on and off stage. He stated that, political reasons aside, he simply liked black as his on-stage color.[39] To this day, the US Navy's winter blue uniform is referred to by sailors as "Johnny Cashes", as the uniform's shirt, tie, and trousers are solid black.[69]

 

In the mid 1970s, Cash's popularity and number of hit songs began to decline. He made commercials for Amoco, an unpopular enterprise in an era in which oil companies made high profits while consumers suffered through high gasoline prices and shortages. However, his autobiography (the first of two), titled Man in Black, was published in 1975 and sold 1.3 million copies. A second, Cash: The Autobiography, appeared in 1997. His friendship with Billy Graham led to the production of a film about the life of Jesus, The Gospel Road, which Cash co-wrote and narrated.

 

He also continued to appear on television, hosting an annual Christmas special on CBS throughout the 1970s. Later television appearances included a role in an episode of Columbo (Swan Song). He also appeared with his wife on an episode of Little House on the Prairie entitled "The Collection" and gave a performance as John Brown in the 1985 American Civil War television mini-series North and South.

 

He was friendly with every US President starting with Richard Nixon. He was closest to Jimmy Carter, with whom he became close friends.[39] He stated that he found all of them personally charming, noting that this was probably essential to getting oneself elected.[39]

 

When invited to perform at the White House for the first time in 1970,[70] Richard Nixon's office requested that he play "Okie from Muskogee" (a satirical Merle Haggard song about people who despised youthful drug users and war protesters) and "Welfare Cadillac" (a Guy Drake song which denies the integrity of welfare recipients). Cash declined to play either and instead selected other songs, including "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" (about a brave Native American World War II veteran who was mistreated upon his return to Arizona), and his own compositions, "What Is Truth" and "Man in Black". Cash wrote that the reasons for denying Nixon's song choices were not knowing them and having fairly short notice to rehearse them, rather than any political reason.[39] However, Cash added, even if Nixon's office had given Cash enough time to learn and rehearse the songs, their choice of pieces that conveyed "antihippie and antiblack" sentiments might have backfired.[71]

 

Highwaymen

 

In 1980, Cash became the Country Music Hall of Fame's youngest living inductee at age forty-eight, but during the 1980s his records failed to make a major impact on the country charts, although he continued to tour successfully. In the mid 1980s, he recorded and toured with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson as The Highwaymen, making three hit albums which were released beginning with the originally titled "Highwaymen" in 1985, followed by "Highwaymen 2" in 1990, and concluding with "Highwaymen - The Road Goes on forever" in 1995.

 

During that period, Cash appeared in a number of television films. In 1981, he starred in The Pride of Jesse Hallam, winning fine reviews for a film that called attention to adult illiteracy. In the same year, Cash appeared as a "very special guest star" in an episode of the Muppet Show. In 1983, he appeared as a heroic sheriff in Murder in Coweta County, based on a real-life Georgia murder case, which co-starred Andy Griffith as his nemesis. Cash had tried for years to make the film, for which he won acclaim.

 

Cash relapsed into addiction after being administered painkillers for a serious abdominal injury in 1983 caused by an unusual incident in which he was kicked and wounded by an ostrich he kept on his farm.[72]

 

At a hospital visit in 1988, this time to watch over Waylon Jennings (who was recovering from a heart attack), Jennings suggested that Cash have himself checked into the hospital for his own heart condition. Doctors recommended preventive heart surgery, and Cash underwent double bypass surgery in the same hospital. Both recovered, although Cash refused to use any prescription painkillers, fearing a relapse into dependency. Cash later claimed that during his operation, he had what is called a "near death experience". He said he had visions of Heaven that were so beautiful that he was angry when he woke up alive.[citation needed]

 

Cash's recording career and his general relationship with the Nashville establishment were at an all-time low in the 1980s. He realized that his record label of nearly 30 years, Columbia, was growing indifferent to him and was not properly marketing him (he was "invisible" during that time, as he said in his autobiography). Cash recorded an intentionally awful song to protest, a self-parody.[citation needed] "Chicken in Black" was about Cash's brain being transplanted into a chicken. Ironically, the song turned out to be a larger commercial success than any of his other recent material. Nevertheless, he was hoping to kill the relationship with the label before they did, and it was not long after "Chicken in Black" that Columbia and Cash parted ways.

 

In 1986, Cash returned to Sun Studios in Memphis to team up with Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins to create the album Class of '55. Also in 1986, Cash published his only novel, Man in White, a book about Saul and his conversion to become the Apostle Paul. He also recorded Johnny Cash Reads The Complete New Testament in 1990.

 

American Recordings

 

After Columbia Records dropped Cash from his recording contract, he had a short and unsuccessful stint with Mercury Records from 1987 to 1991 (see Johnny Cash discography).

 

His career was rejuvenated in the 1990s, leading to popularity with an audience not traditionally interested in country music. In 1991, he sang a version of "Man in Black" for the Christian punk band One Bad Pig's album I Scream Sunday. In 1993, he sang "The Wanderer" on U2's album Zooropa. Although no longer sought after by major labels, he was offered a contract with producer Rick Rubin's American Recordings label, better known for rap and hard rock.

 

Under Rubin's supervision, he recorded American Recordings (1994) in his living room, accompanied only by his Martin dreadnought guitar – one of many Cash played throughout his career.[73] The album featured covers of contemporary artists selected by Rubin and had much critical and commercial success, winning a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Cash wrote that his reception at the 1994 Glastonbury Festival was one of the highlights of his career. This was the beginning of a decade of music industry accolades and commercial success. Cash teamed up with Brooks & Dunn to contribute "Folsom Prison Blues" to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization. On the same album, he performed the Bob Dylan favorite "Forever Young".

 

Cash and his wife appeared on a number of episodes of the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman starring Jane Seymour. The actress thought so highly of Cash that she later named one of her twin sons after him. He lent his voice for a cameo role in The Simpsons episode "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)," as the "Space Coyote" that guides Homer Simpson on a spiritual quest. In 1996, Cash enlisted the accompaniment of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and released Unchained, which won the Best Country Album Grammy. Believing he did not explain enough of himself in his 1975 autobiography Man in Black, he wrote Cash: The Autobiography in 1997.

 

Last years and death

 

In 1997, Cash was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease Shy-Drager syndrome, a form of multiple system atrophy. The diagnosis was later altered to autonomic neuropathy associated with diabetes. This illness forced Cash to curtail his touring. He was hospitalized in 1998 with severe pneumonia, which damaged his lungs. The albums American III: Solitary Man (2000) and American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002) contained Cash's response to his illness in the form of songs of a slightly more somber tone than the first two American albums. The video that was released for "Hurt", a cover of the song by Nine Inch Nails, fits Cash's view of his past and feelings of regret. The video for the song, from American IV, is now generally recognized as "his epitaph,"[74] and received particular critical and popular acclaim.

 

June Carter Cash died on May 15, 2003, at the age of 73. June had told Cash to keep working, so he continued to record, completing 60 more songs in the last four months of his life, and even performed a couple of surprise shows at the Carter Family Fold outside Bristol, Virginia. At the July 5, 2003, concert (his last public performance), before singing "Ring of Fire", Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage:

 

The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven. She came down for a short visit, I guess, from heaven to visit with me tonight to give me courage and inspiration like she always has.

Cash died of complications from diabetes at approximately 2:00 a.m. CT on September 12, 2003, while hospitalized at Baptist Hospital in Nashville - less than four months after his wife. It was suggested that Johnny's health worsened due to a broken heart over June's death.[75][76] He was buried next to his wife in Hendersonville Memory Gardens near his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

 

On May 24, 2005, Vivian Liberto, Cash's first wife and the mother of Rosanne Cash and three other daughters, died from surgery to remove lung cancer at the age of 71. It was her daughter Rosanne's 50th birthday.[77]

 

In June 2005, Cash's lakeside home on Caudill Drive in Hendersonville was put up for sale by his estate. In January 2006, the house was sold to Bee Gees vocalist Barry Gibb and wife Linda and titled in their Florida limited liability company for $2.3 million. The listing agent was Cash's younger brother, Tommy Cash. The home was destroyed by fire on April 10, 2007.[78]

 

One of Cash's final collaborations with producer Rick Rubin, entitled American V: A Hundred Highways, was released posthumously on July 4, 2006. The album debuted in the No.1 position on the Billboard Top 200 album chart for the week ending July 22, 2006.

 

On February 23, 2010, three days before what would have been Cash's 78th birthday, the Cash Family, Rick Rubin, and Lost Highway Records released his second posthumous record, titled American VI: Ain't No Grave.

 

Legacy

 

From his early days as a pioneer of rockabilly and rock and roll in the 1950s, to his decades as an international representative of country music, to his resurgence to fame in the 1990s as a living legend and an alternative country icon, Cash influenced countless artists and left a large body of work. Upon his death, Cash was revered by the greatest popular musicians of his time. His rebellious image and often anti-authoritarian stance influenced punk rock.[79][80]

 

Among Cash's children, his daughter Rosanne Cash (by first wife Vivian Liberto) and his son John Carter Cash (by June Carter Cash) are notable country-music musicians in their own right.

 

Cash nurtured and defended artists on the fringes of what was acceptable in country music even while serving as the country music establishment's most visible symbol. At an all-star concert which aired in 1999 on TNT, a diverse group of artists paid him tribute, including Bob Dylan, Chris Isaak, Wyclef Jean, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Dom DeLuise and U2. Cash himself appeared at the end and performed for the first time in more than a year. Two tribute albums were released shortly before his death; Kindred Spirits contains works from established artists, while Dressed in Black contains works from many lesser-known artists.

 

In total, he wrote over 1,000 songs and released dozens of albums. A box set titled Unearthed was issued posthumously. It included four CDs of unreleased material recorded with Rubin as well as a Best of Cash on American retrospective CD.

 

In recognition of his lifelong support of SOS Children's Villages, his family invited friends and fans to donate to that charity in his memory. He had a personal link with the SOS village in Diessen, at the Ammersee Lake in Southern Germany, near where he was stationed as a GI, and also with the SOS village in Barrett Town, by Montego Bay, near his holiday home in Jamaica.[81] The Johnny Cash Memorial Fund was founded.[82]

 

In 1999, Cash received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Cash[83] No.31 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[84]

 

In a tribute to Cash after his death, country music singer Gary Allan included the song "Nickajack Cave (Johnny Cash's Redemption)" on his 2005 album entitled Tough All Over. The song chronicles Cash hitting rock bottom and subsequently resurrecting his life and career.

 

The main street in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Highway 31E, is known as "Johnny Cash Parkway"; the Johnny Cash Museum is located in the town.

 

On November 2–4, 2007, the Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival was held in Starkville, Mississippi. Starkville, where Cash was arrested over 40 years earlier and held overnight at the city jail on May 11, 1965, inspired Cash to write the song "Starkville City Jail". The festival, where he was offered a symbolic posthumous pardon, honored Cash's life and music, and was expected to become an annual event.[85]

 

JC Unit One, Johnny Cash's private tour bus from 1980 until 2003, was put on exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum in 2007. The Cleveland, Ohio museum offers public tours of the bus on a seasonal basis (it is stored during the winter months and not exhibited during those times).

 

WWE Superstar The Undertaker used Cash's song "Aint No Grave" (from American VI: Ain't No Grave) to announce his return following an absence in February, 2011, and as his entrance music for Wrestlemania XXVII. He went on to verse WWE Superstar Triple H. He won the match, but could not leave the stadium on his own two feet due to circulatory problems in his hands and feet. Independent circuit wrestlers Tyson Dux and Brodie Lee also use "God's Gonna Cut You Down" (from American V: A Hundred Highways) as entrance music. Other professional wrestlers who have used Cash's songs as entrance music include Austin Aries, who used his cover of the Depeche Mode's song "Personal Jesus" (from American IV: The Man Comes Around), and Necro Butcher, who used both "The Man Comes Around" and "Hurt". WWE also used "Hurt" in a special video package that was aired on Monday Night RAW in November 2005 as a tribute to Eddie Guerrero, a popular WWE Superstar who had died of heart failure while he was still contracted with the company. It is also noted that current WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase, Jr. is a huge fan of Cash, as is former WWE Diva and current TNA Knockout Mickie James.

 

The television show "The Deadliest Catch" is using the song "Ain't No Grave" as the theme song in many of their commercials.

 

Portrayals

 

The Canada Trust company used his name and images for their Johnny Cash automatic bank machines during the late 80s and early 90s.

 

In 1998, country singer Mark Collie was the first to portray Cash, in the short film, I Still Miss Someone.

 

In November of 2005, Walk the Line, an Academy Award-winning biopic about Cash's life starring Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny (for which he was nominated for the 2005 Best Actor Oscar) and Reese Witherspoon as June (for which she won the 2005 Best Actress Oscar), was released in the United States on to considerable commercial success and critical acclaim. Both Phoenix and Witherspoon have won various other awards for their roles, including the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, respectively. They both performed their own vocals in the film, and Phoenix learned to play guitar for his role as Cash. Phoenix received the Grammy Award for his contributions to the soundtrack. John Carter Cash, the first child of Johnny and June, served as an executive producer on the film.

 

On March 12, 2006 Ring of Fire, a jukebox musical of the Cash oeuvre, debuted on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, but closed due to harsh reviews and disappointing sales on April 30, 2006.

 

On April 11, 2010, Million Dollar Quartet, a musical portraying the early Sun recording sessions involving Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, debuted on Broadway. Actor Lance Guest portrayed Cash. The musical was nominated for three awards at the 2010 Tony Awards, and won one.

 

Discography

 

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Albums

 

1957 - Johnny Cash and His Hot and Blue Guitar

1958 - Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous

1959 - The Fabulous Johnny Cash

1959 - Hymns by Johnny Cash

1959 - Songs of Our Soil

1959 - Greatest Johnny Cash

1960 - Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams

1960 - Ride This Train

1960 - Now There Was A Song

1961 - Now, Here's Johnny Cash

1962 - Hymns from the Heart

1962 - The Sound of Johnny Cash

1962 - All Aboard the Blue Train

1963 - Blood, Sweat and Tears

1963 - Ring of Fire

1963 - The Christmas Spirit

1964 - Keep on the Sunny Side

1964 - I Walk the Line

1964 - The Original Sun Sound of Johnny Cash

1964 - Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian

1965 - Orange Blossom Special

1965 - Ballads of the True West

1965 - Mean as Hell

1966 - Everybody Loves a Nut

1966 - Happiness is You

1967 - Johnny Cash & June Carter: Jackson

1967 - Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits

1967 - Carryin' on with Cash and Carter

1968 - From Sea to Shining Sea

1968 - At Folsom Prison

1968 - The Holy Land

1969 - At San Quentin

1969 - Johnny Cash

1969 - Original Golden Hits, Volume I

1969 - Original Golden Hits, Volume II

1969 - Story Songs of the Trains and Rivers

1969 - Got Rhythm

1970 - Johnny Cash Sings Folsom Prison Blues

1970 - The Blue Train

1970 - Johnny Cash Sings the Greatest Hits

1970 - Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash: Jackson

1970 - Johnny Cash: The Legend

1970 - The Walls of a Prison

1970 - Sunday Down South

1970 - Showtime

1970 - Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

1970 - The Singing Storyteller

1970 - The World of Johnny Cash

1970 - Johnny Cash Sings I Walk the Line

1970 - The Rough Cut King of Country Music

1970 - The Johnny Cash Show

1970 - I Walk the Line - Movie Soundtrack

1970 - Little Fauss and Big Halsy - Movie Soundtrack

1971 - Man in Black

1971 - Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis Sing Hank Williams

1971 - Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music

1971 - The Johnny Cash Collection: Greatest Hits Volume II

1971 - Understand Your Man

1971 - Original Golden Hits, Volume III

1972 - A Thing Called Love

1972 - Give My Love to Rose

1972 - America

1972 - The Johnny Cash Songbook

1972 - Christmas: The Johnny Cash Family

1973 - The Gospel Road

1973 - Any Old Wind That Blows

1973 - Now, There Was a Song

1973 - The Fabulous Johnny Cash

1973 - Johnny Cash and His Woman

1973 - Sunday Morning Coming Down

1973 - Ballads of the American Indian

1974 - Ragged Old Flag

1974 - Five Feet High and Rising

1974 - The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me

1975 - Johnny Cash Sings Precious Memories

1975 - The Children's Album

1975 - John R. Cash

1975 - Johnny Cash at Osteraker Pirsion

1975 - Look at Them Beans

1975 - Strawberry Cake

1976 - One Piece at a Time

1976 - Destination Victoria Station

1977 - The Last Gunfighter Ballad

1977 - The Rambler

1978 - I Would Like to See You Again

1978 - Greatest Hits, Volume III

1978 - Gone Girl

1979 - Johnny Cash - Silver

1979 - A Believer Sings the Truth

1980 - Rockabilly Blues

1980 - Classic Christmas

1981 - The Baron

1981 - Encore

1982 - The Survivors

1982 - A Believer Sings the Truth, Volume I

1982 - The Adventures of Johnny Cash

1983 - Johnny Cash - Biggest Hits

1983 - Johnny 99

1983 - Songs of Love and Life

1984 - I Believe

1985 - Highwayman

1986 - Rainbow

1986 - Class of '55: Cash, Perkins, Orbison & Lewis

1986 - Heroes: Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings

1986 - Believe in Him

1987 - Johnny Cash: Columbia Records 1958-1986

1987 - Johnny Cash is Coming to Town

1988 - Classic Cash

1988 - Water From the Wells of Home

1990 - Johnny Cash: Patriot

1990 - Boom Chicka Boom

1990 - Johnny Cash: The Man in Black 1954-1958

1991 - The Mystery of Life

1991 - Johnny Cash: The Man in Black 1959-1962

1991 - Come Along and Ride this Train

1992 - The Essential Johnny Cash

1994 - American Recordings

1995 - Highwaymen: The Road Goes on Forever

1996 - Unchained

1996 - Johnny Cash: The Hits

1998 - VH1 Storytellers: Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson

1998 - Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison and San Quentin

1998 - Johnny Cash: Crazy Country

1998 - Johnny Cash: Timeless Inspiration

1998 - Johnny 99

1999 - Johnny Cash: Super Hits

1999 - Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins: I Walk the Line/Little Fauss and Big Halsy

1999 - Just as I am

1999 - Rickabilly Blues

1999 - Cash on Delivery: A Tribute

1999 - The Legendary Johnny Cash

1999 - Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash: It's All in the Family

1999 - Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

1999 - Sixteen Biggest Hits

2000 - Return to The Promised Land

2000 - Love, God and Murder

2000 - At San Quentin

2000 - Super Hits

2000 - American III: Solitary Man

2001 - Sixteen Biggest Hits: Volume II

2002 - American IV: The Man Comes Around

2003 - Unearthed [Box Set]

2004 - My Mother's Hymn Book

2005 - The Legend Of Johnny Cash

2005 - The Legend [Box Set]

2005 - The Road Goes On Forever: 10th Anniversary Edition

 

Awards

 

Johnny Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1996, he was honored with a Kennedy Center Award and he has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6320 Hollywood Blvd. He is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Cash was one of the initial recipients of the Library of Congress Living Legend medal in 2000. In 2002, he was honored at the Americana Awards show with a "Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award". He shares the honor with Hank Williams Sr. for being a full member of the three major music halls of fame: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

 

Grammys

 

1967 — Best Country & Western Performance, Duet, Trio Or Group, "Jackson" (with June Carter)

1968 — Best Album Notes, Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison

1970 — Best Album Notes, Nashville Skyline

1970 — Male Vocalist of the Year

1970 — Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, "If I Were A Carpenter", with June Carter Cash

1987 — Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album, Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording Sessions, with Carl Perkins, Chips Moman, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison and Sam Phillips

1991 — Living Legend Award

1994 — Best Folk Album, American Recordings

1998 — Best Country Album, Unchained

1999 — Lifetime Achievement

2000 — Best Country Male Vocal, "Solitary Man"

2002 — Best Country Album, Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute (Cash contributed a cover of "I Dreamed About Mama Last Night")

2003 — Best Country Male Vocal, "Give My Love To Rose"

2003 — Best Short Form Video, "Hurt", with Mark Romanek

2004 — Best Short Form Video - "Hurt"

2006 — Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package - "The Legend"

2008 — Best Short Form Video - "God's Gonna Cut You Down"

 

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Further reading

 

Graeme Thomson The Resurrection of Johnny Cash: Hurt, Redemption, and American Recordings Jawbone Press ISBN 978-1906002367

 

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Notes

 

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2.^ a b c Last.fm (2010). Johnny Cash & June Carter. Retrieved January 20, 2010.

3.^ Eugene Register-Guard (2003, September 13). The Man in Black: Legendary Johnny Cash dead at 71. Retrieved on October 20, 2009.

4.^ a b c Pareles J (1994). "Pop Review: Johnny Cash, austerely direct from deep within". The New York Times. Retrieved March 20, 2010.

5.^ Although Cash's voice type endured over the years, his timbre changed noticeably: "Through a recording career that stretche[d] back to 1955", Pareles writes, Cash's "bass-baritone voice [went] from gravelly to grave".

6.^ Urbanski D (2003). The man comes around: The spiritual journey of Johnny Cash. Lake Mary, FL: Relevant Media, p. xiv.

7.^ Dickie M (2002). "Hard talk from the God-fearin, pro-metal man in Black". In M Streissguth (Ed.), Ring of fire: The Johnny Cash reader. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, pp. 201–205. Original work published 1987.

8.^ Streissguth M (2006). Johnny Cash: The biography. Philadelphia: Da Capo, p. 196.

9.^ Fox JA (October 17, 2005). "The Boston Herald: Hard time's never a 'circus'". Baylor University. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

10.^ Streissguth M (2005). Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The making of a masterpiece. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo.

11.^ For Cash, black stage attire was a "symbol of rebellion—against a stagnant status quo, against ... hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas"; Cash J; Carr P (2003). Cash: The Autobiography. San Francisco: HarperCollins, p. 64.

12.^ Schultz B (2000, July 1). "Classic Tracks: Johnny Cash's 'Folsom Prison Blues'". Mix. Retrieved March 22, 2010. Schultz refers to this phrase as Cash's "trademark greeting", and places his utterance of this line, on Cash's At Folsom Prison, album "among the most electrifying [seconds] in the history of concert recording."

13.^ For additional quotations by Johnny Cash, consult the Johnny Cash page at Wikiquote,

14.^ Mulligan J (2010, February 24). "Johnny Cash: American VI: Ain't No Grave". entertainment.ie. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

15.^ For discussion of, and lyrics to, Cash's songs, see Cusic D (Ed.) (2004). Johnny Cash: The songs. New York: Thunder's Mouth.

16.^ Clapp R (2008). Johnny Cash and the great American contradiction: Christianity and the battle for the soul of a nation. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, p. xvi.

17.^ Urbanski (2003).

18.^ Clapp (2008), p. xviii.

19.^ Other appraisals of Cash's iconic value have been even bolder. Clapp (2008) writes: "Very few figures in recent history are seen as more representative of American identity as Cash ... His has often been suggested as the face that should be added to the select pantheon on Mt. Rushmore", p. xvi.

20.^ See also Miller S (2003). Johnny Cash: The life of an American icon. London: Omnibus, p. 227.

21.^ Stoudt C (June 9, 2009). "Review: 'Ring of Fire' at La Mirada Theatre". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 20, 2010.

22.^ Public Radio Exchange (2010). "Johnny Cash: Amazing Grace" Retrieved January 20, 2010.

23.^ Cash J (2008). Man in white: A novel about the Apostle Paul. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

24.^ BBC News (2003). Obituary: Johnny Cash. Retrieved January 20, 2010.

25.^ Rivkin D (Producer) (2007). Johnny Cash reading the complete New Testament (Deluxe Ed.). Audio recording. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

26.^ Morris E (December 24, 2008). "Johnny Cash's reading of the New Testament now on DVD". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 20, 2010.

27.^ Urbanski (2003), pp. xx–xxi.

28.^ For example, Urbanski (2003, p. 39) notes that Cash's habit of performing in black attire began in a church. In the following paragraph, Urbanski (pp. 39–40) quotes Cash (cf. Cash & Carr, 2003, p. 64) as indicating that this habit was partially reflective of Cash's rebellion "against our hypocritical houses of God".

29.^ Urbanski D (2010). "Johnny Cash's complicated faith: Unwrapping the enigma of the Man in Black". Relevant Magazine. Retrieved March 22, 2010. According to Urbanski, Cash's self-perception was accurate: "He never intended to be categorized or pigeonholed", and indeed he amassed a "cluster of enigmas" which "was so impenetrably deep that even those closest to him never got to see every part of him".

30.^ Huss J; Werther D (Eds.) (2008). Johnny Cash and philosophy: The burning ring of truth. Chicago: Open Court.

31.^ Open Court Publishing Company (2007). Johnny Cash and Philosophy. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

32.^ Miller (2003), p. 341.

33.^ Ray Cash at findagrave.com

34.^ Carrie Cash at findagrave.com

35.^ Streissguth (2005), p. 11.

36.^ "Cash, Johnny". Oxford Music Online. May 18, 2010.

37.^ Johnny Cash's Funeral. Johnny and June Carter Cash Memorial Website. Retrieved on January 16, 2009.

38.^ Reba Cash Hancock. Harpeth Family Funeral Services. Retrieved on January 16, 2009.

39.^ a b c d e f g h i Cash, Johnny. Cash: The Autobiography.

40.^ Jack D. Cash at findagrave.com

41.^ Gross, Terry. All I Did Was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Artists.

42.^ Billy Abbott. "Johnny Cash - February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003". Southernmusic.net. http://www.southernmusic.net/johnnycash.html. Retrieved 2011-12-31.

43.^ Malone, Bill, and Judith McCulloh. Stars of Country Music. Chicago: 1975.

44.^ Miller (2003), p.40

45.^ Berkowitz, Kenny (June 2001). "No Regrets Johnny Cash, the man in black, is back at the top of his game". Acoustic Guitar (102). http://www.acousticguitar.com/issues/ag102/featureA102.shtml. Retrieved June 28, 2009.

46.^ a b Turner, Steve. (2004) The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love, and Faith of an American Legend. W Publishing Group, pp. 43–44.

47.^ Turner, Steve. (2004) The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love, and Faith of an American Legend. W Publishing Group, pp. 116–117.

48.^ Sweeting, Adam (2003-09-12). Obituary: Johnny Cash. The Guardian. Retrieved on January 26, 2009.

49.^ Liberto, I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny, p. 294.

50.^ Millar, Anna. June 4, 2006.Celtic connection as Cash walks the line in Fife. Scotland on Sunday. Scotsman.com. Retrieved April 12, 2011.

51.^ Cash, Roseanne (2010). Composed a memoir. Viking Press/Penguin Group. ISBN 978-1-101-45769-6.

52.^ Manzoor, Sarfraz (Sunday February 7, 2010).Scottish roots of Johnny Cash, the man in black tartan.Guardian.uk.co, The Observer. Retrieved April 12, 2011.

53.^ a b Miller, Stephen (2003). Johnny Cash: The Life of an American Icon. Omnibus. ISBN 0-7119-9626-1.

54.^ Dalton, Stephanie. January 15, 2006. "Walking the line back in time." Scotland on Sunday Scotsman.com. Retrieved June 28, 2007.

55.^ Cash, John R. with Patrick Carr. (1997) Johnny Cash, the Autobiography. Harper Collins. p. 3.

56.^ The Man in Black's Musical Journey Continues. Retrieved February 9, 2010.

57.^ "Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest" http://www.richardandmimi.com/rainbowquest.html

58.^ "Major brush fire." Los Angeles Times, June 28, 1965, p. 1.

59.^ "Control of Brush Fire Near; 700 Acres Burned." Los Angeles Times, June 29, 1965, p. 27.

60.^ Williford, Stanley and Howard Hertel. "Singer Johnny Cash Pays $82,000 to U.S. in Fire Case." Los Angeles Times, Jul 3, 1969, p. A3.

61.^ Rome News Tribune, Aug 14, 1970

62.^ Zwonitzer, Mark (2002). Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone, The Carter Family and Their Legacy in American Music. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0684857634.

63.^ Grant, Marshall (2005). I Was There When It Happened – My Life With Johnny Cash. Cumberland House. ISBN 1581825102.

64.^ Cash, John Carter (2007). Anchored In Love. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0849901871.

65.^ Cash In Treatment, Orlando Sentinel, November 26, 1989

66.^ "Inmate Merle Haggard hears Johnny Cash play San Quentin State Prison",

67.^ The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show 1969–1971, Disc 1 (of 2), Reverse Angle Production, 2007.

68.^ a b c Cash & Carr (1997), pp. 85–86.

69.^ The good, bad and ugly of proposed uniforms. Navy Times. October 4, 2004.

70.^ 17 April 1970: RN Welcomes The Man In Black to the White House Nixon Foundation blog. April 17, 2011.

71.^ Cash & Carr (2003), p. 212.

72.^ Johnny Cash: The Rebel.

73.^ Fretbase, The Guitars of Johnny Cash.

74.^ Rolling Stone Magazine, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, 2004 (bibliographic information is needed for this reference).

75.^ December 30, 2011 (2003-11-24). "Death from a Broken Heart, on". Medicinenet.com. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=52318. Retrieved 2011-12-31.

76.^ "Johnny Cash Dead at Age 71". Countrymusic.about.com. 2003-09-12. http://countrymusic.about.com/library/bljohnnycashobit.htm. Retrieved 2011-12-31.

77.^ Rosanne Cash, liner notes for Black Cadillac.

78.^ "Fire destroys Johnny Cash house". BBC News. April 11, 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6543503.stm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.

79.^ The original punk rocker BY JIM DeROGATIS Pop Music Critic, September 14, 2003. Retrieved February 9, 2010.

80.^ Johnny Cash Made the Most Punk-Rock Album Ever. In 1969. by Matt Cibula, September 15, 2003. Retrieved February 9, 2010.

81.^ Johnny Cash profile at SOS Children's Villages.

82.^ Johnny Cash profile at SOS Children's Villages - USA.

83.^ Kristofferson, Kris. "31 Johnny Cash". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5940054/31_johnny_cash. Retrieved December 31, 2007.

84.^ "The Immortals: The First Fifty". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939214/the_immortals_the_first_fifty. Retrieved December 31, 2007.

85.^ "Mississippi town to honor the 'Man in Black'". MSNBC. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20611738/. Retrieved December 31, 2007.

86.^ "RHOF Inductees with Certificates". Rockabilly Hall of Fame. http://www.rockabillyhall.com/Certificates.html. Retrieved December 31, 2007.

87.^ Lifetime Honors – National Medal of Arts

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Cash, Johnny; Patrick Carr (1997). Cash: The Autobiography. Harper Collins. ISBN 0-06-101357-9.

Cash, Johnny. May 18, 2010. [clarification needed]

Turner, Steve. The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love, and Faith of an American Legend. Nashville, W Publishing Group, 2004. (The Authorized Biography).

Thomson, Liz. Cash, Johnny. www.oxfordmusiconline.com. http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/05087?q=Johnny+Cash&hbutton_search.x=23&hbutton_search.y=8&hbutton_search=search&source=omo_t237&source=omo_gmo&source=omo_t114&search=quick&pos=1&_start=1#firsthit. Retrieved May 18, 2010.

Holmes, Cynthia S. (January, 2004), Remembering H. Dale Jackson, Connect: Newsletter of the CBF of Missouri, p. 2

 

Published works

 

Cash, Johnny. Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1975. ISBN 99924-31-58-X.

Cash, Johnny, with Patrick Carr. Cash: The Autobiography. New York: Harper Collins, 1997. ISBN 0-06-101357-9.

Cash, Johnny, with June Carter Cash. Love liner notes. New York: Sony, 2000.

Cash, Johnny, The Man in White, 1986.

 

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Year

1957

1958

1959

1959

1959

     

 

 

 

Album Title

Johnny Cash And His Hot & Blue Guitar

Songs That Made Him Famous

The Fabulous Johnny Cash

The Songs Of Our Soil

Hymns By Johnny Cash

Tracks

The Rock Island Line

I Heard That Lonesome Whistle

Country Boy

If The Good Lord's Willing

Cry Cry Cry

Remember Me

So Doggone Lonesome

I Was There When It Happened

I Walk the Line

The Wreck of Old '97

Folsom Prison Blues

Doing My Time

Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

There You Go

I Walk The Line

Don't Make Me Go

Guess Things Happen That Way

Train Of Love

The Ways of a Woman in love

Next in Line

You're The Nearest Thing to Heaven

I Can't Help It

Home Of The Blues 

Big River

Run Softly Blue River

Frankie's Man Johnny

That's All Over

The Troubador

One More Ride

That's Enough

I Still Miss Someone

Don't Take Your Guns To Town

I'd Rather Die Young

Pickin Time

Shepherd Of my Heart

Supper Time

 

Drink to Me

Five Feet High And Rising 

The Man on the Hill

Hank And Joe And Me

Clementine

The Great Speckled Bird

I Want To Go Home

The Caretaker

Old Apache Squaw

Don't Step on Mother's Roses

My Grandfather's Clock

It Could Be You

It Was Jesus

I Saw a Man

Are All The Children in

The Old Account

Lead Me Gently Home

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Snow In His Hair

Lead Me Father

I Called Him

These Things Shall Pass

He'll Be a Friend

God Will

 

Year

1959

1960

1960

1960

1961

     

 

   

Album Title

Greatest

Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams

Now There Was A Song

Ride This Train

Now Here's Johnny Cash

Tracks

Goodbye Little Darlin'

I Just Thought You'd Like To Know

You Tell Me

Just About Time

Katy Too

Thanks A Lot

Luther's Boogie

You Win Again

Hey Good Lookin'

I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You

Get Rhythm

Can't Help It

You Win Again

Hey Good Lookin'

I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You

Next In Line

Straight A's In Love

Folsom Prison Blues

Give My Love To Rose

I Walk The Line

I Love You Because

Come In Stranger

Mean Eyed Cat

 

Seasons Of My Heart

I Feel Better All Over

I Couldn't Keep From Crying

Time Changes Everything

My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You

I'd Fool Enough

Transfusion Blues

Why Do You Punish Me

I Will Miss When You Go

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Just One More

Honky - Tonk Girl

Loading Coal

Slow Rider

Lumber Jack

Dorrainen of Ponchartrian

Going to Memphis

When Papa Played the Dobro

Boss Jack

Old Dock Brown

Sugartime

Down The Street To 301

Life Goes On

Port Of Lonely Hearts

Cry Cry Cry

My Treasure

Oh Lonesome Me

So Doggone Lonesome

You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven

Story Of A Broken Heart

Hey Porter

Home Of The Blues

 

Year

1962

1962

1962

1963

1963

           

Album Title

Hymns From The Heart

The Sound Of Johnny Cash

All Aboard The Blue Train

Ring Of Fire-The Best Of Johnny Cash

The Christmas Spirit

Tracks

He'll Understand And Say Well Done

God Must Have My Fortune Laid Away

When I've Learned

I Got Shoes

Let The Lower Lights Be Burning

If We Never Meet Again

When I Take My Vacation In Heaven

When He Reached Down His Hand For Me

Taller Than Trees

I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone

My God Is Real

These Hands

Lost On The Desert

Accidentally On Purpose

In The Jailhouse Now 

Mr. Lonesome

You Won't Have Far To Go

In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home

Delia's Gone

I forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

You Remember Me

I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now

let Me Down Easy

Sing It Pretty Sue

Blue Train

There You Go

Train Of Love

Goodbye Little Darling

I Heard That Lonesome Whistle

Come In Stranger

Rock Island Line

Give My Love To Rose

Hey Porter

Folsom Prison Blues

The Wreck Of The Old 97

So Doggone Lonesome

Ring Of Fire

I'd Still Be There

What Do I Care

I Still Miss Someone

Forty Shades Of Green

Were You There

The Rebel

Bonanza

The Big Battle

Remember The Alamo

Tennessee Flat Top Box

Peace In The Valley

 Available on CD    

 

The Christmas Spirit

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Blue Christmas

The Gifts They Gave

Here Was A Man

Christmas As I New It

Silent Night

The Little Drummer Boy

Ringing The Bells For Jim

We Are The Shepherds

Who Kept The Sheep

The ballad Of The Harp Weaver

Year

1963

1964

1964

1964

1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

Album Title

Blood, Sweat & Tears

The Original Sun Sound

I Walk The Line

Bitter Tears

Johnny Cash Sings the Ballads Of The True West

Tracks

The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer

Tell Him I'm Gone

Another Man Done Gone

Busted 

Casey Jones

Nine Pound Hammer

Chain Gang

Waiting for a Train

Roughneck

Always Alone

Country Boy

Goodnight Irene

Wide Open Road

Thanks A Lot

Big River

Belshazzar

Born To Lose

New Mexico

I Forgot To Remember To Forget

Two Timin' Woman

Story Of A Broken Heart

 

I Walk The Line

Bad News

Folsom Prison Blues

Give My Love to Rose

Hey Porter

I Still Miss Someone 

Understand Your Man

Wreck of Old 97

Still In Town

Big River

Goodbye, Little Darin, Goodbye

Troublesome Waters

As Long as The Grass Shall Grow

Apache Tears

Custer

The Talking Leaves

The Ballad of Ira Hayes

Drums

White Girl

The Vanishing Race

Hiawatha's Vison

The road to Kentucky

The Shifting Whispering Sands

The Balladed of Boot Hill

I Ride An Old Paint

Harden Wouldn't Run

Mister Garfield

The Streets Of Laredo

Johnny Reb

A Letter From Home 

Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie

Mean As Hell

Sam Hill

25 Minutes To Go

The Blizzard

Sweet Betsy From Pike

Green Grow The Lilacs

Stampede

The Shifting Whispering Sands

Year

1965

1966

1966

1966

1967

           

Album Title

Orange Blossom Special

Mean As Hell

Happiness Is You

Everybody Loves A Nut

Carrying On (With June Carter)

Tracks

Orange Blossom Special

The Long Black Veil

It Ain't Me Babe

The Wall

Don't Think Twice It's All Right

You Wild Colorado

Mama You Been On My Mind

When It's Springtime In Alaska

All Of God's Children Ain't Free

Danny Boy

Wildwood Flower

Amen

Available on CD

The Shifting Whispering Sands (Part #1)

I Ride An Old Paint

The Road To Kaintuck

A letter From Home

Mean As Hell

 25 Minutes To Go

Mister Garfield

The Blizzard

Sweet Betsy From Pike

Stampede

Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie

Happiness Is You

Guess Things Happen That Way

Ancient History

You Comb Her Hair

She Came From the Mountains

For Loving You

No One Will Ever Know

Is This My Destiny

A Wound Time Can't Erase

Happy To Be With You

Wabash Cannon Ball

Everybody Loves A Nut

The One on The Right Is On The Left

A Cup Of coffee

The Bug That Tried To Crawl Around The World

The Singing Star's Queen

Austin Prison

Dirty Egg-Sucking Dog

Take Me Home

Please Don't Play Red river Valley

Boa Constrictor

Joe Bean

 

Long-Legged Guitar Man

ShantyTown

It Ain't Me Babe

Fast Boat To Sydney

Pack Up Your Sorrows

I Got A Woman

Jackson

Oh What A Good Thing We Had

You'll Be All Right

No No No

What'd I Say

Year

1968

1968

1968

1969

1969

 

 

 

 

   

Album Title

From Sea To Shining Sea

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison

The Holy Land

Get Rhythm

Show Time

Tracks

Form Sea To Shining Sea

The Whirl and The Suck

Call Daddy From The Mine

The Frozen Four Hundred Pound Fair To Middlin Cotton Picker

The Walls Of A Prison

The Masterpiece

You And Tennessee

Another song to Sing

The Flint Arrowhead

Cisco Clifton's Fillin Station

Shrimpin Sailing

From Sea To Shining Sea

Folsom Prison Blues

Dark As The Dungeon

I Still Miss Someone

Cocaine Blues

25 Minutes To go

Orange Blossom Special

The Long Black Veil

Send A Picture Of mother

The Wall

Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog

Flushed From the Bathroom Of Your Heart

Jackson

Give My Love To Rose

I Got Stripes

Green Green Grass Of Home

Greystone Chapel

Land Of Israel

A Mother's Love (Narrative)

This Nazareth

Nazareth

Town Of Cana (Narrative)

He Turned The Water Into Wine

My Wife June At Sea Of Galilee (Narrative)

Beautiful Words (Narrative)

Our Guide Jacob At Mount Tabor

The Ten Commandments

Daddy Sang Bass

At The Wailing Wall (Narrative)

In Bethlehem (Narrative)

In The Garden Of Gethsemane

The Fourth Man

On The Via Dolorosa (Narrative)

Church Of The Holy Sepulchre

At Calvary (Narrative)

God Is Not Dead

Get Rhythm

Mean Eyed Cat

You Win Again

Country Boy

Two Timin' Woman

Oh Lonesome Me

Luther's Played The Boogie

Doin' My Time

New Mexico

Belshazah

Sugartime

 

Guess Things Happen That Way

Come In Stranger

Rock Island Line

There You Go

Big River

Ballad Of A Teenage Queen,

I Walk The Line,

Wreck Of The Old 97

Cry Cry Cry

Hey Porter

Folsom Prison Blues

 

Year

1969

1969

1969

1969

1970

           

Album Title

Original Golden Hits (Volume 1)

Johnny Cash At San Quentin

Story Songs of The Trains And Rivers

Original Golden Hits (Volume2)

Little Fauss & Big Halsey [Soundtrack]

Tracks

Folsom Prison Blues

Hey Porter

So Doggone Lonesome

There You Go

Next In Line

Cry Cry Cry

I Walk The Line

Don't Make Me Go

Train Of Love

Home Of The Blues

Get Rhythm

 

Wanted Man

Wreck Of Old 97

I Walk The Line

Darling Companion

Starkville City Jail

San Quentin

San Quentin

A Boy Named Sue

Peace In The Valley

Folsom Prison Blues

Hey Porter

Train Of Love

Blue Train

I Heard That Lonesome Whistle

Port Of Lonely Hearts

Wreck Of The Old 97

Rock Island Line

Big River

Wide Open Road

Down The Street To 301

Life Goes On 

Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

Come In Stranger

Ways Of A Woman In Love

You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven,

I Just Thought You'd Like To Know

Give My Love To Rose

Guess Things Happen That Way

Just About Time

Luther's Played The Boogie

Thanks A Lot, Big River

Rollin Free

Ballad Of Little Fauss And Big Halsy

Ballad Of Little Fauss And Big Halsy (Instrumental)

Union

The Little Man

The Little Man (Instrumental)

Wanted Man

Rollin Free (Instrumental)

True Love Is Greater Then Friendship (Sung by Carl Perkins)

Movin

Year

1970

1970

1970

1970

1970

           

Album Title

I Walk The Line (Soundtrack)

The Johnny Cash Show

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

The World Of Johnny Cash (Collection Of Hits)

Sunday Down South (With Jerry Lee Lewis)

Tracks

Flesh And Blood

I Walk The Line

Hungry

This Town

This Side Of The Law

Flesh And Blood (Instrumental)

Cause I Love You

Cause I Love You (String Instrumental)

The World's Gonna Fall On You

Face Of Despair

Standing On The Promise / Amazing Grace

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Come Along And Ride This Train

Six Days On The Road

There Ain't No Easy Run

The Sailor On A Concerte Sea

These Hands

I'm Gonna Try To Live That Way

Come Along And Ride This Train

Missisippi Delta Land

Detroit City

Uncloudy Day

No Setting Sun

Here Was A Man

Southwind

The Devil To Pay

Cause I Love You

See Ruby Fall

Route #1 Box 144

Sing a Traveling Song

If I Were A Carpenter

To Beat The Devil

Blistered

Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill

I've Got a Thing About Trains

Jesus Was A Carpenter

I Still Miss Someone

Pickin Time

My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You

I Want To Go Home

I Feel Better All Over 

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Supper-Time

In Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home

Delia's Gone

One More Ride

Accidentally On Purpose

In The Jail House Now

I Forgot More Then You Ever Know

Casy Jones

Frankie's Man Johnny

The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer

When Papa Played The Dobro

Busted

Sing It Pretty Sue

Waiting For A Train

If The Good Lord's Willing

I Was There When It Happened

Remember Me

Belshazah

Goodnight Irene

Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Old Time Religion

Carry Me Back To Old Virginia

When The Saints Go Marching In

Silver Threads And Golden Needles

 

Year

1970

1970

1970

1971

1971

         

 

Album Title

The Rough Cut King of Country Music

Singing Storyteller

Legend

Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis Sing Hank Williams

Johnny Cash-Man In Black

Tracks

Cold Cold Heart

Goodnight Irene

Straight A's In Love

You're My Baby

My Treasure

I Forgot To Remember To Forget

Born To Lose

You Tell Me, Fools Hall Of Fame

I Just Thought You'd Like To Know

Story Of A Broken Heart

Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye

Give My Love To Rose

Hey Good Lookin'

I Can't Help It

I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You

I Couldn't Keep From Crying

I Love You Because

Ways Of A Woman In Love

You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven

Come In Stranger

Next In Line

 

Folsom Prison Blues

Hey Porter

Next In Line

Cry Cry Cry

I Walk The Line

Train Of Love

Home Of The Blues

Get Rhythm,

Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

Ways Of A Woman In Love

You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven

Give My Love To Rose

Luther's Played The Boogie,

Thanks A Lot

Big River

Rock Island Line

You Win Again

Oh Lonesome Me

Hey Good Lookin'

Cold Cold Heart

Doin' My Time,

Katy Too

 If The Good Lord's Willing

Remember Me

Hey Good Lookin'

I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You

I Can't Help It

I Heard That Lonesome Whistle

Cold Cold Heart

Lovesick Blues

You Win Again

Your Cheatin' Heart

Jambalaya,

Settin' The Woods On Fire

The Preacher Said

Orhan Of The Road

You've Got A New Light Shining In Your Eyes

If Not For Love

Man In Black

Singin In Viet Nam Talkin Blues

Ned Kelly

Look For Me (With June Carter Cash)

Dear Mrs.

I Talk To Jesus Every Day (With June Carter Cash)

Year

1972

1972

1972

1972

1972

           

Album Title

A Thing Called Love

Sunday Morning Coming Down (Collection Of Hits)

Johnny Cash Family Christmas

America

The Man, The World, His Music

Tracks

Kate

Melva's Wine

A Thing Called Love

I Promise You

Papa Was A good Man

Tear Stained Letter

Mississippi Sand

Daddy

Arkansas Lovin Man

The Miracle Man

Folsom Prison Blues

Orange Blossom Special

It Ain't Me Babe

Big River

I'm Gonna Try To Be That Way

Green Green Grass Of Home

Understand Your Man

If I Were A Carpenter

The Long Black Veil

Don't Think Twice It's Alright

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Opening Dialogue (Narrator Johnny Cash)

king of love (With June Carter & Statler Brothers)

Dialogue (Narrator Johnny Cash)

Jingle Bells (Entire Family)

Dialogue (Narrator Johnny Cash)

That Christmas Feelling (With Tommy Cash)

Dialogue (Narrator Johnny Cash)

My Merry Christmas Song (Larry Butler Inst.)

Dialogue (Narrator Johnny Cash)

Merry Christmas Mary (Johnny Cash)

Dialogue (Narrator Johnny Cash)

Christmas Time Is Coming (Entire Family)

Dialogue (Narrator Johnny Cash)

Christmas With You (With June Carter)

Christmas As I Knew It (Johnny Cash)

Dialogue (Narrator Johnny Cash)

When You're Twenty-One (Carl Perkins)

Dialogue (Narrator Johnny cash)

Old fashioned Tree (Lew Dewitt Of The Statler Brothers

Dialogue (Narrator Johnny Cash)

Silent Night (Entire Family)

Paul Revere

Begin West Movement

The Road To Kaintuck

To The Shining Mountains

The Battle Of New Orleans

Southwestward

Remember The Alamo

Opening The West

Lorena

The Gettysburg Address

The West

Big Foot

Like A Young Colt

Mister Garfield

A Proud Land

The Big Battle

On Wheels And Wings

Come Take A Trip In My Airship

Reaching For The Stars

These Are My people

Born To Lose

Story Of A Broken Heart

Two Timin' Woman

Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye,

Port Of Lonely Hearts

I Forgot To Remember To Forget

Goodnight Irene

My Treasure

 I Heard That Lonesome Whistle

Mean Eyed Cat

New Mexico

Sugartime

Life Goes On

Wreck Of The Old 97

Belshazah

You're My Baby

Fools Hall Of Fame

Blue Train

Country Boy

Wide Open Road

I Just Thought You'd Like To Know

Down The Street To 301

Year

1972

1973

1973

1973

1974

   

 

 

 

 

Album Title

Original Golden Hits (Volume3)

The Gospel Road (Soundtrack)

Any Old Wind That Blows

Johnny Cash And His Woman

The Junkie And The Juicehead Minus Me

Tracks

Rock Island Line

Oh Lonesome Me,

Country Boy

You Win Again

Straight A's In Love

Doin' My Time

Wreck Of The Old 97

I Forgot To Remember To Forget

Sugartime

Story Of A Broken Heart

Katy Too

Praise The Lord (Introduction)

Gospel Road (Part #1) (Jesus Early Years)

Gospel Road (Part #2 (John The Baptist) - (Baptism Of Jesus)

Gospel Road (Part#3 (Wilderness Temptation)

He Turned The Water Into Wine (The first Miracle)

I See Men As Trees Walking (The State Of The Nation)

Jesus Was A Carpenter (Choosing Of Twelve disciples)

Help (Part #1) (Jesus teachings) Parables Of The Good Shepherd

Help (Part #2 (Sermon On The Mount

Follow Me (With June Carter) Mary Magdalene Speaks

He turned The Water Into Wine (Crossing The Sea Of Galilee)

He turned The Water Into Wine (Part #2) (Feeding The Multitude)

He turned The Water Into Wine (Part #3

Gospel Road (The Raising Of Lazarus)

Help (song Of the children)

The Burden Of Freedom

Lord Is It I (The Feast Of The Passover)

The Last Supper

The Burden Of Freedom (He Is Risen)

Jesus Was A Carpenter

Any Old Wind that Blows

Kentucky Straight

The Loving Gift

The Good Earth

Best Friend

Oney

The Ballad Of Annie Palmer

Too Little Too Late

If I Had A Hammer

Country Trash

Welcome back Jesus

 

The Color Of Love

Saturday Night In Hickman County

Allegheny

Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs

Matthew 24

The City Of New Orleans

Tony

The Pine Tree

We're For Love

Godshine

The Junkie And The Juicehead Minus Me

Don't Take Your Guns To Town

Broken Freedom Song

I Do Believe

Ole SlewFoot

Keep On The Sunny Side

Father And Daughter (Johnny Cash With Rosey Nix)

Crystal Chandliers And Burgundy

Riendly Gates (Carlene Routh)

Billy & Rex & Oral & Bob

Jesus

Lay Back With My Woman

Year

1974

1975

1975

1975

1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

Album Title

Ragged Old Flag

Look At Them Beans

Johnny Cash Sings Precious Memories

Children's Album

John R. Cash

Tracks

Ragged Old Flag

Don't Go Near The Water

All I Do Is Drive

Southern Comfort

King Of The Hill

Pie In The Sky

Lonesome To The Bone

While I've Got It On My Mind

Good Morning Friend

I'm A Worried Man

Please Don't Let Me Out

What On Earth

Texas 1947

What Have You Got Planned for Me Tonight Diana

Look At Them Beans

No Charge

I Hardly Ever Sing Beer Drinkin Songs

Down The Road I Go

I Never Met A Man Like This Before

All Round Cowboy

Gone

Down At Drippin Springs

 

Precious Memories

Rock Of Ages

Old ragged Cross

Softly And Tenderly

In The Sweet By And By

Just As I Am

Farther Along

When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder

Amazing Grace

At The Cross

Have Thine Own Way

 

Nasty Dan

One And One Makes Two

I Got A Boy (And His Name Is John)

Little Magic Glasses

Miss Tara

Dinosaur Song

Tiger Whitehead

Call Of The Wild

Little Green Fountain

Old Shep

The Timber Man

 

My Old Kentucky Home

Hard Times Comin

The Lady Came From Baltimore

Lonesome To The Bone

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Clean Your Own Tables

Jesus Was Our Saviour

Reason To Believe

Cocaine Carlolina

Smokey Factory Blues

 

Year

1976

1976

1976

1977

1977

           

Album Title

Destination Victoria Station

One Piece At A Time

Strawberry Cake

The Last Gunfighter Ballads

The Rambler

Tracks

Casey Jones

Hey porter

John Henry

Wabash Cannonball

City Of New Orleans

Folsom Prison Blues

Crystal Chandeliers And Burgundy

Wreck Of Old 97

Waiting For A Train

Orange Blossom Special

Texas 1947

Destination Victoria Station

Let there Be Country

One Piece At A Time

In A Young Girl's Mind

Mountain Lady

Michigan City Howdy Do

Sold Out Of Flagpoles

Committed To Parkview

Daughter Of A Railroad Man

Love Has Lost Again

Go On Blues

Big River

Doin My Time

I Still Miss Someone

I Got Stripes

Church In The Wildwood

Lonesome Valley

Strawberry Cake

Rock Island Line

Navajo

Destination Victoria Station

The Fourth Man

I Will Dance With You

The Last Gunfighter Ballad

Far Side Banks Of Jordan

Ridin On The Cotton Belt

Give It Away

You're So Close

City Jail

Cindy I Love You

Ballad Of Barbara

That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine (With Tommy Cash)

Hit The Road And Go

If It Wasn't The Wabash River

Lady

After The Ball

No Earthly Good

A Wednesday Car

My Cowboy's Last ride

Calilou

 

Year

1977

1978

1979

1979

1979

   

 

     

Album Title

Superbilly

Gone Girl

Folsom Prison Blues

I Walk The Line

I Would Like To See You Again

Tracks

I Walk The Line

Folsom Prison Blues

Guess Things Happen That Way

Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

Big River

There You Go

Give My Love To Rose

Hey Porter

Get Rhythm

Cry Cry Cry

Luther's Played The Boogie

 Katy Too

 You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven

 So Doggone Lonesome

Train Of Love

Country Boy

Rock Island Line

Wreck Of The Old 97

Ways Of A Woman In Love

Home Of The Blues

Gone Girl

I Will Rock And Roll With You

The Diplomat

No Expectations

It Comes And goes

It'll Be Her

The Gambler

Cajun Born

You And Me (With June Carter)

A Song Of Life

 

Folsom Prison Blues

Give My Love To Rose

Cry Cry Cry

Ways Of A Woman In Love

There You Go

Don't Make Me Go

It's Just About Time

Down The Street To 301

Life Goes On,

Mean Eyed Cat

I Walk The Line

Get Rhythm,

So Doggone Lonesome

Luther Played The Boogie

Two Timin' Woman

Big River

Country Boy

Come In Stranger

Thanks A Lot

Ways Of A Woman In Love

I Would Like To See You Again

Lately

I Wish I Was Crazy Again (With Waylon Jennings)

Who's Gene Autry

Hurt So Bad

I Don't Think I Could Take You Back Again

Abner Brown

After Texas

There Ain't No Good Chain Gang (With Waylon Jennings)

That's The Way It Is

I'm All Right Now

 

Year

1979

1980

1980

1981

1982

       

 

 

Album Title

Silver

Rockabilly Blues

Classic Christmas

The Baron

The Survivors (With Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins)

Tracks

The L & M Don't Stop Here Anymore

Lonesome To The Bone

Bull Rider

I'll Say It"s True

Ghost Rider's In The Sky

Cocane Blues

Muddy Waters

Lately I've Been Leanin Towards The Blues

West Canterbury Subdivision Blues

I'm Gonna Sit On The Porch And Pick My Old Guitar

Cold Lonesome Morning

Without Love

W-O-M-A-N

The Cowboy Who Started The Fight

The Twentieth Is Almost Over

Rockabilly Blues

The Last Time

She's A Go'er

It Ain't Nothing New Baby

One Way Rider

 

Joy To The World

Away In The Manger

O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Silent Night Holy Night

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

O Come All Ye Faithful

Little Gray Donkey

The Christmas Guest

 

The Baron

Mobile Bay

The Hard Way

A Ceiling Four Walls And A Floor

Hey Hey Train

The Reverend Mr. Black & Lonesome Valley

The Blues Keep Gettin Bluer

Chattanooga City Limit

Thanks To You

The Greatest Love Affair

 

Get Rhythm,

I Forgot To Remember To Forget,

Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad,

That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine,

Matchbox,

I'll Fly Away,

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,

Rockin' My Life Away,

Blue Suede Shoes,

Peace In The Valley,

Will The Circle Be Unbroken,

I Saw The Light

Year

1982

1983

1985

1986

1987

           

Album Title

The Adventures Of Johnny Cash

Johnny 99

Rainbow

Heroes (With Waylon Jennings)

Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town

Tracks

Georgia On A fast Train

John's

Fair Weather friends

Paradise

We Must Believe In Magic

Only Love

Good American Guest

I'll Cross Over Jordan

Sing A Song

Ain't Gonna Hobo No More

Highway Patrolman

That's The Truth

God Bless The Robert E. Lee

New Cut Road

Johnny 99

Ballad Of The Ark

Joshua Gone Barbados

Girl From The Canyon

Brand New Dance

I'm Ragged But I'm Right

I'm Leaving Now

Here Comes That Rainbow Again

They're All The Same

Easy Street

Have You Ever Seen The Rain

You Beat I Ever Saw

Unwed Fathers

Love Me Like You Used To

Casey's Last Ride

Borderline

 

Folks Out On The Road

I'm Never Gonna Roam Again

America By Birth

Fields Of Diamonds

Heroes

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Love Is The Way

The Ballad Of Forty Dollars

I'll Always Love You In My Own Crazy Way

One To Many Mornings

The Big Light

The Ballad Of Barbara

I'd rather Have You

Let Him Roll

The  Night Hank Williams Came To Town

Sixteen Tons

Letters From Home

W. Lee O'Daniel

Heavy Metal

My Ship Will Sail

Year

1988

1988

1989

1990

1990

           

Album Title

Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series

Water From The Wells of Home

Boom Chicka Boom

The Mystery Of Life

Patriot

Tracks

Get Rhythm

Tennessee Flat Top Box

Long Back Veil

Thing Called Love

I Still Miss Someone

Cry Cry Cry

Blue Train

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Five Feet High And Rising

Peace In The Valley

Don't Take Your Guns To Town

Home Of The Blues

Guess Things Happen That Way

I Got Stripes

I Walk The Line

Ring Of Fire

Ballad Of Ira Hayes

The Ways Of A Woman In Love

Folsom Prison Blues

Supper Time

Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

As Long As I Live

Where Did We Go Right

The Last Of The Drifters

Call Me The Breeze

That Old wheel

Sweeter Than The Flowers

A Croft In Clachan

New Moon Over Jamaica

Water From The Wells From Home

A Backstage Pass

Cat's In The Cradle

Farmer's Almanac

Don't Go Near The Water

Family Bible

Harley

I Love You, Love You

Hidden Shame

Monteagle Mountain

That's One You Owe Me

The Greatest Cowboy Of Them All

I'm An Easy Rider

The Mystery Of Life

Hey Porter

Beans For Breakfast

Goin By The Book

Wanted Man

I'll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again

The Hobo Song

Angel And The Badman

 

Year

1994

1994

1995

1996

1998

           

Album Title

Wanted Man

American Recordings

Highwaymen: The Road Goes On Forever

Unchained

Crazy Country

Tracks

The Night Hank Williams Came To Town

Let Him Roll

My Ship Will Sail

That Old Wheel

Ballad Of A Teenage Queen

Beans For Breakfast

Wanted Man

The Greatest Cowboy Of All

Goin By The Book

I'll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again

       

Year

1998

1999

1999

1999

2000

           

Album Title

Timeless Inspiration

Just As I Am

Rockabilly Blues

It's All In The Family, with June Carter Cash

Love, God And Murder

Tracks

         

Year

2000

2002

     
           

Album Title

American III: Solitary Man

American IV: The Man Comes Around

     

Tracks

         

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1961

1962

1971

1974

1978

           

Title

Door-to-Door Maniac (Last Blood) 

Night Rider (TV movie)

A Gunfight

Columbo: Swan Song (TV movie)

Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (TV movie)

Role

Johnny Cabot

Johnny Laredo

Abe Cross

Tommy Brown

Thaddeus Rose

Year

1981

1983

1984

1985

1986

           

Title

The Pride of Jesse Hallam (TV movie)

Murder in Coweta County (TV movie)

The Baron and the Kid (TV movie)

North and South (TV mini series)

The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (TV movie)

Role

Jesse Hallam

Lamar Potts

The Baron

John Brown

Frank James

Year

1986

1988

1998

2003

 
           

Title

Stagecoach (TV movie)

Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder (TV movie)

All My Friends Are Cowboys

The Hunted

 

Role

Marshal Curly Wilcox

Elder Davy Crockett

Johnny

Narrator (voice)

 

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