|Also known as||John Cash|
|Origin||Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.A.|
|Genre(s)||Country, folk, folk rock, rock and roll, rockabilly, gospel, blues|
|Years active||1954 - 2003|
|Label(s)||Columbia, American, Mercury|
John R. "Johnny" Cash (born J. 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 [[countr music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including [[rockabill and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as [[blue, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in both the [[Country Music Hall of Fam and [[Rock and Roll Hall of Fam. 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 Lin", "[[Folsom Prison Blue", "[[Ring of Fir", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers, including "[[One Piece at a Tim" and "[[A Boy Named Su"; a duet with his future wife, [[June Carter Cash|June Carte, called "Jackson"; as well as railroad songs including "[[Hey, Porte" and "[[Rock Island Lin".
Cash, a devout but troubled Christian, has been characterized as a "lens through which to view American contradictions and challenges." A Biblical scholar, he penned a Christian novel titled Man in White,and he made a spoken word recording of the entire New King James Version of the New Testament. Even so, Cash declared that he was "the biggest sinner of them all", and viewed himself overall as a complicated and contradictory man. Accordingly, Cash is said to have "contained multitudes", and has been deemed "the philosopher-prince of American country music".
Last years and deathEdit
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- [[Ain't No Grav*Chicken in Black
- [[Delia's Gon (featuring [[Kate Mos)
- Drive On
- [[Folsom Prison Blue*God's Gonna Cut You Down
- Goin' by the Book
- [[Help M*Highwayman (with The Highwaymen)
- [[Hur (featuring June Carter Cash)
- I Walk the Line (Revisited) (with Rodney Crowell)
- If He Came Back Again (with The Highwaymen)
- Jackson (with June Carter Cash)
- Johnny 99
- Let Him Roll (featuring [[Waylon Jenning)
- [[Rusty Cag*[[September When It Come (with Rosanne Cash)
- Silver Stallion (with The Highwaymen)
- [[Sixteen Ton*The Baron (featuring June Carter Cash and [[Marty Stuar)
- [[The Devil Comes Back to Georgi (w/ [[Mark O'Conno, [[Charlie Daniel, [[Marty Stuar & [[Travis Trit)
- [[The Man Who Couldn't Cr
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