Johnny Cash

Mostly Credited As: Johnny Cash
Sometimes Credited As: J.R. Cash
John Cash
The Highwaymen

Birth Name: J. R. Cash
Date Of Birth: February 26, 1932 (Age 71)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Kingsland, Arkansas
Date Of Death: September 12, 2003
Cause Of Death: Complications from diabetes (in Nashville, TN)
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash (b. February 26, 1932) was probably the most famous country musician of all time, his career spanned over 45 years (1957 - 2003) and he has been an inspiration to musicians in all genres.
He distinguished himself with his deep, dark voice and dark clothing, giving him the nickname 'The Man in Black'.

Cash was married two times. In 1954 he married Vivan Liberto and he had three daughters with her.
Cash was touring at the time and it was on tour he met June Carter who would become the love of his life.
He proposed to her on stage in 1968 and they married shortly after.
They stayed together and created music until Junes death in May, 2003. Cash died only four months later, 12th of September, 2003.
They are now both burried in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Cash had an extrodinary career, and even though he had severe problems with alcohol and drug abuse he never
stopped writing new material and performing.
He won 14 grammy awards (the first in 1967 for his duet Jackson with June and the last in 2003 for the video of Hurt).
He also got one after his death in 2005 for the boxset The Legend.
Recently, the movie Walk the Line, portraying Johnny Cash in a beautiful and emotional way, became a huge success both by critics and audience.

Johnny Cash is with out a doubt one of the most important performers of all time and hopefully the world will remember him with love and respect.
The son of Southern Baptist sharecroppers, Cash began playing guitar and writing songs at age 12. He performed frequently on radio station KLCN in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Cash moved to Detroit in his late teens and worked there until he joined the Air Force as a radio operator in Germany. He left the Air Force and married Vivian Liberto in 1954; the couple settled in Memphis, where Cash sold appliances and attended radio announcers' school.

With the Tennessee Two -- guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant -- he began recording for Sam Phillips' Sun Records in 1955. The trio recorded "Cry, Cry, Cry" #14 in 1955, and followed it with "Folsom Prison Blues" #5 in 1956. Later in 1956 came Cash's most enduring
hit, the million-seller: "I Walk the Line" #17 in 1956.
Cash moved near Ventura, California in 1958, and signed with Columbia. He released a number of successful country and pop hits, among them "Ring of Fire" #1 in 1963, written by June Carter of the Carter Family and Merle Kilgare. By then, he had left his family and moved to New York's
Greenwich Village. After a serious auto accident and a near fatal overdose, his wife divorced him. By then Cash had moved to Nashville, where he became friends with Waylon Jennings.

Not long after his arrival in Nashville, Cash began a liaison with June Carter, who helped him get rid of his drug habit by 1967 and reconverted him to fundamentalist Christianity. By the time Cash and Carter married in early 1968, they had begun working together regularly. They had hit duets with "Jackson" #2 in 1967, "Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man" #6 in 1967, and versions of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me,"
Babe" #4 in 1964 and Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter" #2 in 1970. Cash's 1968 live album, "At Folsom Prison" #13, became a million-seller in 1968. Cash had a 1969 hit with Shel Silverstein's "A Boy Named Sue" #2, a track from Johnny Cash at San Quentin, his bestselling album. The live LB was #1 for four weeks.

In 1970 Cash performed at the Nixon White House. He and June Carter traveled to Israel in 1971 to make a documentary, "Gospel Road." Cash continued to tour and make hits including "A Thing Called Love" #2 in 1972 and "One Piece
at a Time" #1 in 1976. He also became active in benefit work, particularly on behalf of prisoners, Native American rights, and evangelist Billy Graham's organization.

Three years later Cash hooked up with three other campadres -- Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson -- to form the Highwaymen, releasing Highwayman in 1985. The Highwaymen performed together sporadically throughout the late Eighties
and Nineties, recording Highwayman 2 in 1990. They released The Road Goes On Forever produced by Don Was, in 1995. Throughout these years, Cash turned to acting, in a slew of Western-themed movies and TV shows. He also suffered from health problems, and underwent heart surgery and drug treatment for an addiction to painkillers.

Already a member of the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame Cash has more than 400 songs to his credit and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Cash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Also later that year came the release of the critically acclaimed boxed set, "The Essential Johnny Cash."

Johnny passed away in 2003 due to health complications only a few months after his beloved soul mate June died.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
North and South (US) (1985)As: John Brown (Book 1)
Johnny Cash and Friends (1976)As: Himself
The Johnny Cash Show (1969)As: Himself (Host)
Country Music Association Awards (1967)As: Himself (Host 1973-1974/1976-1978)
Ranch Party (1959)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

Biography (1987) 
  Billy Ray Cyrus 21x34: (Dec/20/2007) As Himself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Johnny Cash 02x15: (Jun/28/1998) As Himself 

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) 
  The Most Fatal Disease 05x16: (Feb/01/1997) As Kid Cole 
  Thanksgiving 03x10: (Nov/19/1994) As Kid Cole 
  Saving Souls 02x05: (Nov/13/1993) As Kid Cole 
  Law Of The Land 01x04: (Jan/16/1993) As Kid Cole 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  El Viaje de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) 08x09: (Jan/05/1997) Voiced  Spirit Coyote 

The Kennedy Center Honors (1978) 
  19th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 19x01: (Dec/26/1996) As Himself (Honoree) 

Renegade (1992) 
  The Road Not Taken 04x22: (Apr/28/1996) As Henry Travis 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Marilu Henner, Mario Van Peebles, The Highwaymen 02x151: (May/01/1995) As Himself (as The Highwaymen), [Musical Guests]
  David Brenner, Johnny Cash, Keanu Reeves 01x175: (Jun/10/1994) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Isabella Rossellini, Bob Saget, Johnny Cash 01x27: (Oct/05/1993) As Himself 

Glastonbury (1994) 
  Glastonbury 1994 01x01: (1994) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Harry Anderson/Bryan Adams 10x13: (Feb/09/1985) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  Johnny Cash/Elton John 07x17: (Apr/17/1982) As Himself (Host) 

Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980) 
  Season 2, Episode 16 02x16: (Feb/27/1982) As Himself 

The Muppet Show (1976) 
  Johnny Cash 05x15: (Feb/14/1981) As Himself 

The Grammys (1959) 
  The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards 22x01: (Feb/27/1980) As Himself 

Tony Orlando and Dawn (1974) 
  Season 3, Episode 7 03x07: (Nov/16/1976) As Himself 

Little House on the Prairie (1974) (1974) 
  The Collection 03x01: (Sep/27/1976) As Caleb Hodgekiss, [Special Guest Stars]

Columbo (1971) 
  Swan Song 03x07: (Mar/03/1974) As Tommy Brown 

The Flip Wilson Show (1970) 
  Johnny Cash, June Carter, Bill Russell, Albert Brooks 03x13: (Dec/14/1972) As Himself 
  James Brown, Johnny Cash, June Carter 02x19: (Jan/27/1972) As Himself 

Beat-Club (1965) 
  Johnny Cash 08x01: (Sep/30/1972) As Himself 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) 
  Episode #114 05x22: (Mar/06/1972) As Himself 
  Episode #112 05x20: (Feb/21/1972) As Himself 

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969) 
  Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Jerry Reed 04x15: (Jan/11/1972) As Himself 
  Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Bob Newhart, Jackie DeShannon 03x07: (Nov/01/1970) As Himself 
  Johnny Cash, Rich Little, Linda Ronstadt 02x06: (Oct/29/1969) As Himself 
  Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Bob Newhart, Vicki Carr 01x12: (Apr/23/1969) As Himself 

The Jim Nabors Hour (1969) 
  Season 2, Episode 25 02x25: (Mar/11/1971) As Himself 

This Is Your Life (1971) (1971) 
  Johnny Cash 01x05: (Feb/28/1971) As Himself 

The Partridge Family (1970) 
  What? And Get Out of Show Business? 01x01: (Sep/25/1970) As Himself 

Kraft Music Hall (1958) 
  Johnny Cash - American Songbag 12x10: (Dec/10/1969) As Himself 
  Johnny Cash...On The Road 11x22: (Apr/16/1969) As Himself 
  Jack Jones / Debbie Reynolds / Johnny Cash 11x12: (Jan/15/1969) As Himself 

This Is Tom Jones (1969) 
  Episode #2.9 02x09: (Nov/20/1969) As Himself 

The Andy Williams Show (1969) (1969) 
  Claudine Longet / Johnny Cash / Kenny Rogers 01x03: (Oct/04/1969) As Himself 

Shindig (1964) 
  Johnny Cash / Herman's Hermits / Paul Petersen 01x20: (Jan/13/1965) As Himself 

American Bandstand (1957) 
  AB-1327: Johnny Cash 06x02: (Sep/04/1962) As Himself 
  AB-122: Johnny Cash / Clair Nelson 01x122: (Jan/21/1958) As Himself 

The Dick Clark Show (1958) 
  Johnny Cash / Frankie Avalon / The Browns / Bob Crewe / The Four Preps 03x29: (Mar/26/1960) As Himself 
  Johnny Cash / Lloyd Price / Neil Sedaka / Dee Clark / The Four Preps 02x16: (Dec/20/1958) As Himself 
  Johnny Cash / Jan and Arnie / Bobby Freeman / Don Cornell / The Upbeats 01x21: (Jul/05/1958) As Himself 
  Jerry Lee Lewis / The Silhouettes / Johnny Cash / The Platters / The Mark IV Quartet 01x04: (Mar/08/1958) As Himself 

The Rebel (1959) 
  A Dash of Gray 01x13: (Jan/03/1960) As Pratt 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The C.L. Harding Story 03x03: (Oct/14/1959) As Frank Hoag 

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956) 
  Season 3, Episode 30 03x30: (Apr/26/1959) As Himself 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Johnny Cash, Frankie Laine 12x21: (Feb/08/1959) As Himself 

The Jackie Gleason Show (1952) 
  Episode dated 26 January 1957 02x??: (Jan/26/1957) As Himself (Musical Guest) 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Rebel (1959)• Main Title Theme Performed By

Episode Crew

Featured Songs

Beavis and Butt-Head Songs:
Safe Driving + "Delia's Gone" 
Cold Case Songs:
The House + Folsom Prison Blues
+ Ring Of Fire 
Boy in the Box + "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" 
Top 2000 Songs:
Top 2000 A GO-GO + A Boy Named Sue 
American Bandstand Songs:
AB-122: Johnny Cash / Clair Nelson + Ballad of a Teenage Queen 
Veronica Mars Songs:
President Evil + Busted 
Dominion Songs:
Broken Places + God's Gonna Cut You Down 
Gotham Songs:
What the Little Bird Told Him + God's Gonna Cut You Down 
The West Wing Songs:
King Corn + Green, Green Grass of Home 
The Dick Clark Show Songs:
Johnny Cash / Frankie Avalon / The Browns / Bob Crewe / The Four Preps + Rebel 
Johnny Cash / Jan and Arnie / Bobby Freeman / Don Cornell / The Upbeats + Guess Things Happen That Way 
Wildschut & De Vries Songs:
Toetje + Help Me Make It Through The Night 
Smallville Songs:
Shattered + Hurt 
Saved Songs:
A Day In The Life + Hurt 
Person of Interest Songs:
The Devil's Share + Hurt 
Lucifer Songs:
Wingman + Hurt (performed by Tom Ellis) 
The Walking Dead Songs:
East + It's All Over 
Bloodletting + I See a Darkness 
What Lies Ahead + I See a Darkness 
The Wire Songs:
Soft Eyes + Ring of Fire 
Storm Warnings + I Walk the Line 
Memphis Beat Songs:
One Night of Sin + I'm Leavin' Now 
Polk Salad Annie + Tennesee Flat Box Top 
Defiance Songs:
Pilot + Jackson 
Numb3rs Songs:
Nine Wives + Ring of Fire 
Las Vegas Songs:
Bare Chested In The Park + Ring of Fire 
The Simpsons Songs:
Homer's Paternity Coot + Ring of Fire 
100 Höjdare!!! Songs:
Sveriges skönaste människor - Norrland + Ring of Fire 
Jackass Songs:
Season 1, Episode 6 + Ring of Fire 
My Name Is Earl Songs:
Burn Victim + Ring of Fire 
Stargate Atlantis Songs:
Vegas + Solitary Man 
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Songs:
What He Beheld + The Man Comes Around 
The Blacklist Songs:
The Good Samaritan Killer + The Man Comes Around 
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Nicknamed 'The Man in Black' because of his choice of clothes

The 2005 movie "Walk the Line" is about him, and his love June Carter-Cash.

Brother Jack died in a electric saw accident when JR was 12.

Before his record deal, he never went by Johnny.

Married singer June Carter.

Is a Born-Again Christian

Served in the U.S. Air Force.

His parents are Ray Cash and Carrie Rivers-Cash

His ex-wife is Vivian Liberto, and they had four daughters: Rosanne, Tara, Kathleen, and Cindy.

He and wife June Carter had one son named John.

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Johnny Cash Quotes
Johnny Cash: I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.

Johnny Cash: You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

Johnny Cash: So, I learn from my mistakes. It's a very painful way to learn, but without pain, the old saying is, there's no gain. I found that to be true in my life. You miss a lot of opportunities by making mistakes, but that's part of it: knowing that you're not shut out forever, and that there's a goal you still can reach.

Johnny Cash: I'd like to wear a rainbow every day, and tell the world that everything is o.k. But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back. Until things are brighter, I'm the Man in Black.

Johnny Cash: Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.

Johnny Cash: You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.

Johnny Cash: When I get an idea for a song it would gel in my mind for weeks or months, and then one day just like that, I'll write it.

Johnny Cash: After about three lessons the voice teacher said, "Don't take voice lessons. Do it your way."

Johnny Cash: It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.

Johnny Cash: My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don't ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.

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