We've been waiting to work together for a long timeCountry legends team up on new album Mar 20, 2007
One time someone was selling shot glasses with his name on themJohnny Cash merchandise is bootlegged Aug 04, 2004
Thanks to June's friends, fans, and loved ones for the outpouring of love at this terrible timeJune Carter Cash funeral open to public May 17, 2003
My doctor wanted to wait until my hormones were back to normal to see what was happening before she operated, because surgery is scaryCountry Music News Mar 25, 2003
The Best of Johnny Cash: The Mercury Recordings Edition of 20th Century Masters/The Millennium CollectionCountry Music News Apr 18, 2002
John R. "Johnny" Cash (born John R Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. 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; for the "boom-chicka-boom" freight train sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for his rebelliousness, coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; for providing free concerts inside prison walls; and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." 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. 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".