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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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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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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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Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan Head 'North'

July 1, 2014

In 1969, there was no bigger star in country music than Johnny Cash, and although he had scored a few pop hits throughout his career, the peak of his pop-chart success came with the Number Two smash, "A Boy Named Sue," recorded live at San Quentin Prison....

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Watch Johnny Cash's 'Out Among the Stars'

May 7, 2014

The animated video for Johnny Cash's latest single, "Out Among the Stars," which is also the title track of a recently released posthumous album, illustrates the country icon's story of a down-on-his-luck kid who robs a Texas liquor store. He lives out...

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Out Among the Stars

April 4, 2014

Johnny Cash often seemed like he was granite in human form, so it's odd to think that such a giant once had his career derailed by John Travolta. The 1980 hit film Urban Cowboy accelerated country's long drift toward music that was soft, vacant and overproduced...

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Johnny Cash's Son Will Release More Cash Albums

March 26, 2014

Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, has said that he has several albums' worth of unreleased recordings by the Man in Black in his archive, as well as enough outtakes from his father's "American Recordings" sessions with producer Rick Rubin to fill another...

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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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Sheryl Crow Duets With Johnny Cash

July 7, 2014

It's been nearly two decades since Sheryl Crow released her chart-smashing, self-titled album in 1996, but the pop-gone-country chameleon is still soaking up the sun with a brand-new live concert video featuring a collaboration with Johnny Cash on her...

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Johnny Cash Is Animated in Lost Interview

April 8, 2014

PBS has animated a 1996 Johnny Cash interview in which he spoke candidly about rock musicians, God, drugs, dressing in black and Elvis Presley for their Blank on Blank series. Over the course of six minutes, British interviewer Barney Hoskyns coaxes...

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Johnny Cash's Son: Bob Dylan Freaked When He Met My Dad

March 28, 2014

A lost Johnny Cash album that the Man in Black recorded in the early Eighties, Out Among the Stars, came out this week, and it included the song "She Used to Love Me A Lot" and his take on tracks like Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On" and Ed...

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Stream Johnny Cash's Lost LP, 'Out Among the Stars'

March 24, 2014

Johnny Cash's heavily anticipated "lost album," Out Among the Stars, is currently streaming in full at The Guardian, one week before its March 25th release date.  Why Johnny Cash Is One of the Greatest Singers Ever The LP features 12...

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