Cash by Johnny CashHe was the Man in Black, a country music legend, and the quintessential American troubadour. He was an icon of rugged individualism who had been to hell and back, telling the tale as never before. In his unforgettable autobiography, Johnny Cash tells the truth about the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the people who shaped him.
In his own words, Cash set the record straight -- and dispelled a few myths -- as he looked unsparingly at his remarkable life: from the joys of his boyhood in Dyess, Arkansas to superstardom in Nashville, Tennessee, the road of Cashs life has been anything but smooth. Cash writes of the thrill of playing with Elvis, the comfort of praying with Billy Graham; of his battles with addiction and of the devotion of his wife, June; of his gratitude for life, and of his thoughts on what the afterlife may bring. Here, too, are the friends of a lifetime, including Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Kris Kristofferson. As powerful and memorable as one of his classic songs, Cash is filled with the candor, wit, and wisdom of a man who truly walked the line.
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Kill Bill: Vol. Sign in. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in In he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the s, but later that decade he successfully fought his addiction with the help of singer June Carter Cash, whom he married in
John R. Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, [a]  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". Much of Cash's music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. At birth, Cash was named J. In , when signing with Sun Records , he started using the name Johnny Cash. In March , when Cash was three years old, the family settled in Dyess, Arkansas , a New Deal colony established to give poor families the opportunity to work land that they may later own. Consequently, Cash had sympathy for the poor and working class throughout his life.
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Born in in Arkansas, Johnny Cash grew up in a poor farming community and joined the Air Force in He co-founded a band following his discharge, and within a few years Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two had scored hits with songs like "Walk the Line. In later years, Cash joined the country supergroup the Highwaymen and released a series of recordings with producer Rick Rubin. He died of complications from diabetes on September 12, Singer and songwriter Johnny Cash was born J.