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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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The 10 Creepiest Country Murder Ballads

October 28, 2014

Thanks in part to the influence of Appalachian folk, hillbilly and Western swing, country music has always addressed some pretty dark subject matter. Sure, there are songs about cheating, fighting and stealing, but it's those even darker tunes about killin'...

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'Cats' Honored for Work With Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash

October 14, 2014

"Nashville Cats" wasn't just a huge Lovin' Spoonful hit from 1966. It's also the name given to a group of A-list musicians who, from the late Sixties on, backed not only some of the greatest country artists of the era but a number of acts outside the...

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Watch Cash Throwback Ray Scott Pop a Top in New Video

September 29, 2014

It takes a lot of confidence to rock a miniskirt — male or female, really — but Ray Scott has no problem showing off his lovely gams in the new video for "Drinkin' Beer," premiering exclusively on Rolling Stone Country. "That wasn't my...

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Johnny Cash's 11 Coolest Covers

September 12, 2014

Eleven years ago today, Johnny Cash died at age 71 from complications from diabetes. Arguably country's most cited influence by younger artists, Cash wasn't above being influenced himself. He was forever a student of music, always listening for songs...

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Watch Justin Bieber's Johnny Cash Impression

August 26, 2014

Taylor Swift has gone pop, and Justin Bieber's gone country? OK, so the embattled pop prince isn't exactly recording a new album in Nashville, but he set Instagram on fire today with his cover of a sacred Johnny Cash song. Bieber posted a short...

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Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home Opens in Arkansas

August 18, 2014

The fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival at Arkansas State University on Friday (August 15th) was a history-making event as the sold-out concert at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro featured performances from a trio of Country Music Hall of Fame...

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9 Fascinating Facts About the Carter Family

August 6, 2014

The story of the Carter Family is not so much about an influential musical act but a dynasty that spans the history of country music for almost 90 years. The original members — A.P. Carter, his wife Sara, and his sister-in-law Maybelle — were...

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Shel Silverstein Film to Document Storied Life

July 22, 2014

Songwriter Shel Silverstein, who penned the Grammy-winning Johnny Cash classic, "A Boy Named Sue," will be the subject of a Hollywood biopic. Variety reports that among the film's producers will be famed director McG (Charlie Angels, 3 Days to Kill)....

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Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears' Fall Again

July 14, 2014

In 1964, Johnny Cash released Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian, a concept album that served to draw attention to the plight of Native Americans. On August 19th, in celebration of the project's 50th anniversary, Sony Music Masterworks will...

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Johnny Cash Trail Hikes Through Folsom Prison Grounds

October 7, 2014

It's been 46 years since Johnny Cash revived his career with At Folsom Prison, a live album recorded at one of California's first maximum-security prisons. Now, thanks to a city-wide project that's been in the works since October 2010, Folsom has completed...

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Tennessee's Top 10 Music Spots

September 15, 2014
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Merle Haggard: 8 Amazing Moments of His Ryman Run

August 27, 2014

The best part of Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum right now is probably an exhibit dedicated to the Bakersfield Sound, looking back on when artists like Merle Haggard and Buck Owens injected wiry electric Telecaster and old-time pedal...

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Hear Gillian Welch Cover Johnny Cash on New Tribute LP

August 19, 2014

Fifty years ago this October, Johnny Cash released Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian, a concept album that turned its back on virtually everything else that was happening in country music — from countrypolitan arrangements to the...

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Video Premiere: Sugar + the Hi Lows Cover Cash

August 7, 2014

With their self-titled debut, Sugar + the Hi Lows built a bridge between the rootsy stomp of early Sun Records tunes and the harmonized swoon of old Brill Building pop songs. Two years later, bandmates Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup are turning back the clock...

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Johnny Cash Home May Become Rehab Center

August 1, 2014

The 4.5-acre property north of Nashville that was home to country legends Johnny and June Carter Cash for more than three decades could become the site of a "high end" residential facility geared toward assisting women who suffer from eating...

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Watch Johnny Cash's Video Gut Punch

July 24, 2014

With its vulnerable, unflinching depiction of Johnny Cash's deteriorating health, the video for Cash's stark interpretation of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" captured the attention of not only the country community, but the entire music industry. Even MTV, then...

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Johnny Cash Meets Future Wife

July 7, 2014

On July 7, 1956, Johnny Cash walked onto the Grand Ole Opry's stage for the first time,  armed with an acoustic guitar, his Tennessee Two bandmates and his soon-to-be iconic black suit. "I Walk the Line" had been released two months earlier, giving...

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