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Flashback: See Johnny Cash Sing 'Wanted Man' at San Quentin

June 9, 2016

By the mid-1960s, renegade country singer Johnny Cash's personal and professional lives were becoming increasingly erratic. His record sales were in a slump, his addiction to prescription pills helped destroy his first marriage to Vivian Liberto, mother...


The Highwaymen Unleash Concert Recordings

March 30, 2016

On March 14, 1990, the Highwaymen filmed their entire concert in Uniondale, New York, only to have most of the footage shelved for 26 years. This May, we'll finally be able to see the quartet of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon...


Flashback: Cash, Silverstein Sing 'A Boy Named Sue'

March 11, 2016

From Playboy cartoonist to children's book author (A Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends) to hit songwriter, Shel Silverstein covered a lot of creative ground throughout his life. But he (along with Johnny Cash) reportedly owes one of his biggest...


Hear Lemmy's Rockabilly Band Cover Johnny Cash

December 29, 2015

Though Lemmy Kilmister will forever be identified with the raw, propulsive rhythms of hard rock he pioneered in Motörhead and Hawkwind, the "Ace of Spades" singer-bassist also dabbled in American roots music and country with one of his many side...


Inside Johnny Cash's New Live Album: Ram Report

December 1, 2015

At Folsom Prison and At San Quentin may be Johnny Cash's most famous live albums, but a new concert from 1971 contains more of his signature songs. Released Friday, December 4th, Man in Black: Live in Denmark 1971, assembles "A Boy Named...


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...


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...


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, Keith Richards Jam 'Big River'

January 15, 2015

Johnny Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 — and on this day 12 years later, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame afforded him the same honor. It was a natural fit. For all his Southern raising and lyrics about gunfighters,...


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...


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...


See the Trailer for the New Highwaymen Documentary

March 29, 2016

Nearly 30 years after Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash all swapped gospel harmonies during the "Million Dollar Quartet" jam at Sun Studio in 1956, a different sort of supergroup — the Highwaymen — released their...


Flashback: See Johnny Cash's Style-Defining 'Man in Black'

February 16, 2016

For many years, Johnny Cash's fans remained unaware of the singer's reason for donning the color that earned him the nickname the Man in Black. It was only when he had his most widespread public forum, the weekly Johnny Cash Show on ABC, that the singer-songwriter...


Flashback: See Dwight and Buck Cover Johnny Cash

December 14, 2015

Twenty-four years ago today on December 14th, 1991, singer Dwight Yoakam made his acting debut on the short-lived TV series P.S. I Luv U. Since that time, he has gone on to act in a number of TV shows and feature films, including the 1996 Oscar winner,...


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...


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...


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...


See the Highwaymen Perform Their Timeless Hit

March 3, 2015

The "supergroup" moniker is tossed around all too freely, but no title better suited the Highwaymen. Made up of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson — all of them eventual Country Music Hall of Fame members...


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...


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...