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2015

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See Danzig Tell Elvis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison Stories

July 1, 2015

Glenn Danzig has always worn his affinity for Elvis Presley like a badge. He covered the King's "Trouble" on his eponymous band's Thrall-Demonsweatlive EP in 1993. Most recently, he filmed a Danzig Legacy concert video that stylistically recalled Presley's...

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Flashback: Watch Johnny Cash Duet With Daughter Rosanne

June 29, 2015

Twenty-eight years ago this week, Rosanne Cash released King's Record Shop, the hit follow-up to her hugely influential 1985 LP, Rhythm & Romance. While the latter album produced a pair of Number One hits, the Tom Petty- and Benmont Tench-penned "Never...

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Inside Rosanne Cash's 'Rhythm & Romance,' 30 Years Later

June 15, 2015

The drums are sonic-boom loud, the guitars gallop toward power chord thunder and there isn’t a single fiddle or banjo anywhere to be heard on the entire album. The musicians hail from New York and L.A., and the music has a buffed, studio-enhanced...

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50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own

June 3, 2015

For decades, rockers have looked to country music when they grew tired of brash flash or deafening volume — or they simply heard a George Jones record that blew their heads back with its sheer devastation. Country's core strengths — intimate...

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Flashback: Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson Channel Johnny & June

May 14, 2015

More than a decade before she made the official leap to country music with her Nashville-made Feels Like Home album, Sheryl Crow was proudly showing a reverence for the genre's roots. In the summer of 2002, she teamed with longtime friend Willie Nelson...

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Johnny Cash's Personal Relationships Documented in New Book

May 8, 2015

Even in death, Johnny Cash remains a larger-than-life figure. Thanks to the blockbuster film Walk the Line and a recording catalog that stretches across six decades, his dramatic story still resonates with every generation. The legendary figure's...

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Watch Ray Scott Cover Johnny Cash's 'Ghost Riders'

March 16, 2015

Ray Scott knows what you're thinking: He sings like Johnny Cash. Of course, there are worse country vocalists with whom to be compared. "I couldn't get away from the Cash sound if I tried," Scott tells Rolling Stone Country. In the latest installment...

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See the Highwaymen Perform Their Timeless Hit

March 3, 2015

The "supergroup" moniker is tossed around all too freely, but no title better suited the Highwaymen. Made up of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson — all of them eventual Country Music Hall of Fame members...

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Booting Ass & Taking Names: 20 Best Country Revenge Songs

February 13, 2015

Country music may be the genre of the Bible Belt, but when it comes to avenging sins, its lyrical weapons are plenty and potent. Carrie Underwood swings a baseball bat, Johnny Cash uses fists, Miranda Lambert loads a gun and Toby Keith fires up footwear....

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Watch Johnny Cash, Keith Richards Jam 'Big River'

January 15, 2015

Johnny Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 — and on this day 12 years later, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame afforded him the same honor. It was a natural fit. For all his Southern raising and lyrics about gunfighters,...

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New Johnny Cash Documentary Picks 10 Most Powerful Songs

June 5, 2015

Ten of Johnny Cash's most iconic songs help tell the story of the Man in Black in a new CMT documentary, slated to premiere this September on the anniversary of the Country Music Hall of Famer's death. Johnny Cash: American Rebel is a two-hour exploration...

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Flashback: Johnny Cash Is Letterman's First Country Act

May 21, 2015

The Late Show With David Letterman had only been on the air for five weeks when Johnny Cash visited the program in October of 1993, marking the program's first performance by a major country star. With no album to promote, Cash was throwing his...

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Cash, Kristofferson-Backed Project Released After 40 Years

May 12, 2015

Nobody around Nashville has talked much about them for 40 years. But in the early Seventies, the songs on Vince Matthews and Jim Casey's long-lost concept album, The Kingston Springs Suite were the talk of the town. Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson...

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Flashback: Glen Campbell Duets With Johnny Cash

April 22, 2015

On April 22nd, 1936, Glen Travis Campbell was born in the tiny Billstown community near Delight, Arkansas. Although he began his career as a bluegrass musician, he would go on, thanks to such crossover successes as "Galveston" and "By the Time I Get to...

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Johnny Cash 'American' Vinyl Box Set Announced

March 17, 2015

While country classics like Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," "I Walk the Line" and "A Boy Named Sue" stand as the music legend's most recognizable, popular work, it's the albums he recorded with producer Rick Rubin for American Recordings that cemented...

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Record Store Day 2015: Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, U2

March 10, 2015

With Record Store Day a little over a month away, its organizers have released "The List" – a collection of all the rare, curious and limited-edition items that will be available in independent music shops. Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney,...

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Watch Johnny Cash 'Get Rhythm' on Tex Ritter Show

February 26, 2015

Had Johnny Cash lived past the age of 71, he would've turned 83 today.  Cash was one of the original outlaws, a man who spent the first decade of his career shaping the sound of popular country music before choosing to switch gears — record...

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Read an Excerpt of Johnny Cash Love Letter to Wife June

February 11, 2015

The idea of penning a love letter to one's beloved may be outdated, thanks to e-cards, phone messages and texts, but a note from Johnny Cash to wife June Carter Cash may make the case for reviving the tradition. Proving he was not only a...

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Flashback: Watch a Johnny Cash Christmas Clip From 1978

December 16, 2014

The 1970s were, arguably, the golden age of classic TV Christmas specials. Before variety shows and specials all but disappeared from the lineups of the three major networks (and before cable TV took over and shrank network viewership), each holiday season...

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