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Kid Rock to Host Weeklong Johnny Cash Tribute on CMT

September 2, 2015

In commemoration of the 12th anniversary of Johnny Cash's death on September 12th, CMT will feature a weeklong tribute to the Man in Black. Longtime Cash fan Kid Rock will host the tribute on the network, which will temporarily rename itself "Cash...

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Johnny Cash Documentary to Span 50-Year Career

August 18, 2015

The extraordinary life and unforgettable music of Johnny Cash will be explored in a brand-new documentary film. According to USA Today, CMT will premiere Johnny Cash: American Rebel on September 12th, coinciding with the 12th anniversary of the death...

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Flashback: See Glen Campbell Join the Highwaymen at Farm Aid

August 18, 2015

The idea of reincarnation hasn't exactly pervaded country music through the years. But in 1985, a meditation on the evolution of one's soul, penned by the great Jimmy Webb, had another chance at life after two previous incarnations. The group that brought...

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The Carter Family's Music, Legacy Honored in New Documentary

August 14, 2015

As the first family of country music, the Carter Family remains one of the genre's most influential acts of all time. Hailing from Maces Springs, Virginia, in the foothills of the Appalachians, the Carters — led by A.P. Carter and rounded out by...

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Flashback: See Linda Ronstadt Duet With Johnny Cash

July 15, 2015

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who has also influenced two generations of country song stylists, Linda Ronstadt celebrates her 68th birthday today. Although Parkinson's disease has robbed her of the ability to sing, Ronstadt's musical legacy...

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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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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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Bob Johnston, Bob Dylan Producer, Dead at 83

August 16, 2015

Bob Johnston, a staff producer at Columbia Records who worked on legendary LPs like Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde, Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison and Simon & Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, passed away Friday at a Nashville hospice....

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Rare John Lennon, Jim Morrison Letters Up for Auction

July 23, 2015

A hand-written letter from Doors singer Jim Morrison during his stint in Paris – postmarked May 18th, 1971, less than three months before his death – is currently bringing over $23,000 at RR's Marvels of Modern Music auction. The...

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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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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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