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Flashback: 'Walk the Line' Puts Johnny Cash's Life on Film

November 13, 2015

Country music biopics are a rarity for Hollywood, and high-quality country biopics that are also a hit at the box office are "scarcer than hen's teeth," as June Carter Cash might have put it. The Eighties had Coal Miner's Daughter, the life story of Loretta...


Listen to Johnny Cash Sing 'Man in Black' Live in Denmark

October 22, 2015

In 1971, as the war in Vietnam raged on, and the issues of poverty, discrimination and inequality were sharply dividing the American people, Johnny Cash was one of the few musicians who effectively brought people of nearly every generation together through...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


10 Things We Learned From New Johnny Cash Documentary

September 11, 2015

When it comes to the extraordinary life, career and legacy of Johnny Cash, just scratching the surface would be a daunting task for any documentary filmmaker. Revisiting the legend that is the Man in Black can prove challenging, especially when the central...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...