John R. Cash was an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His genre-spanning songs and sound embraced country, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame. Born in Arkansas to poor cotton farmers, Cash rose to fame in the prominent country music scene in Memphis, Tennessee, after four years in the United States Air Force. Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band characterized by train-like chugging guitar rhythms, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and a trademark, all-black stage wardrobe, which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black”.
|Born:||J. R. Cash, February 26, 1932, Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.|
|Died:||September 12, 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Singer, songwriter, musician, actor, author|
|Children:||5, including Rosanne and John Carter|
|Relatives:||Tommy Cash (brother)|
|Facebook:||Johnny Cash’s Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Johnny Cash’s IMDb|
|Spotify:||Johnny Cash’s Spotify|
About Johnny Cash
Known as The Man in Black, Cash became one of the most influential musicians in the twentieth century, inspiring artists in various genres, from country to rock ‘n’ roll.
He began singing at the age of five while working on his family’s cotton farm. He was very close with his older brother Jack, who was mortally wounded in a head saw accident.
He is perhaps best known for his songs “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” and “Folsom Prison Blues.”
He married Vivian Liberto on August 7, 1954 and, after their divorce in August 1966, he married June Carter Cash on March 1, 1968.
His daughter Rosanne Cash also pursued a career in country music.
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