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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...


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The idea of penning a love letter to one's beloved may be outdated, thanks to e-cards, phone messages and texts, but a note from Johnny Cash to wife June Carter Cash may make the case for reviving the tradition.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...


'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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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)....


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...