Beginning his career as an outlaw to the Nashville establishment, Johnny Cash has come to define country music over the last 40 years. At first, his unique mix of hillbilly music with gospel and blues made him a perfect fit at Sam Phillips' Sun records, where he recorded such classics as "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk The Line." From there, Johnny signed with Columbia records and embarked on one of the most remarkable musical careers of the twentieth century. Transforming into The Man In Black, Johnny spent more than thirty years reinventing and contradicting himself--breaking all of the rules of traditional country music only to emerge as the ultimate mythic hero and archetype of the genre.
No other artist has touched the world of music quite like Johnny Cash. He is the only person to be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame AND The Songwriter's Hall Of Fame. His very name is synonymous with the fight for the rights of the poor and downtrodden and the image of "The Man In Black" is as deeply American as the stars and stripes themselves. Johnny Cash is America.
“I don't like to brag, but we're kinda proud of that ragged old flag…”
In a continuation of the Johnny Cash Reads the Complete New Testament Video Series, lyric videos of the Book of Mark have been posted on Johnny Cash's official YouTube channel:
youtube.com Regular videos will be released over the coming year. Subscribe to YouTube.com/JohnnyCashOfficial for updates.
On Saturday, May 27th at the CMA Theater, Johnny’s daughters will share stories, remembrances, and perspectives on Johnny Cash, and will discuss and reveal photographs never seen outside the family. Tune into the live stream at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/streaming that day at 3 p.m. EDT.
johnnycashonline.com The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville hosts "Becoming Our Father: Johnny Cash's Daughters In Conversation" May 27 at the CMA Theater with Cindy, Kathy, Rosanne & Tara Cash. The program also will be streamed live at www.CountryMusicHallofFame.org/streaming.