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J.R. “Johnny” Cash was born on 28 February 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas USA, and was a legendary musician and singer, writer and also an actor, acclaimed by many experts as one of the most influential singers of the second half of the 20th century He is particularly known for such  songs as ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘Man in Black’, ‘I Walk The Line’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blues, among many others. He passed away in 2003.

You might wonder – ‘how rich was Johnny Cash?’ Well Cash’s net worth is estimated by authoritative sources to be over $120 million, earned during his varied career in the entertainment industry spanning nearly six decades.

 

Johnny Cash Net Worth $120 Million

His life as a kid was not very easy; his family’s economic conditions were not good, so Cash had to work hard in the cotton fields during the depression, still being very young. This experience later inspired many of his songs, and maybe that is partly why he became so famous, as many people were able to relate to Cash’s songs. When Johnny was 12 years old he started to show more interest in music, especially gospel and other genre he heard on the radio; he was bought a guitar, was tutored by his mother, and soon started to write songs too. Later he even released an album entitled ‘My Mother’s Hymn Book’.

Johnny joined the US Air Force in 1950, and served in Germany as a radio operator – apparently the first to pick-up the news that Stalin had died – where he formed his first band too. He was discharged in 1954 as a Staff Sergeant.

In 1955 Johnny moved to Memphis, working selling musical instruments, but playing with ‘The Tennessee Two’ – Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant – and they were soon signed by Sun Records and released ‘Cry! Cry! Cry!’ and ‘Hey Porter’. These two songs, followed by what became his signature tune -“Folsom Prison Blues” – soon became big hits, and added considerably to  Cash’s net worth.

Johnny subsequently toured extensively, as did many popular artists of the period, before TV became widely available and videos were non-existent. He invariably began his performances with ‘Hello – I’m Johnny Cash’ followed by Folsom Prison Blues. His health certainly suffered from the workload that this lifestyle generated.

Johnny released many more successful songs and albums, and step by step became famous around the world, especially as he was able to appeal to several music genres without apparent effort. He is credited with more than 50 studio albums – ‘The Fabulous Johnny Cash’, ‘All Aboard the Blue Train’, ‘I Walk the Line’ perhaps being the most famous – 10 live and 10 gospel albums, to say nothing of many collaborative albums, including four with The Highwaymen – himself, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson – many of which rose high in various charts around the world.

Johnny was also popular because of his support for human rights – especially for Native Americans – which were often the subject of his songs. His ‘man in black’ persona was supposed to reflect his concern for the poverty stricken and down-trodden, but actually began because the clothes didn’t show sign of wear during heavy concert schedules, although his later song “I’m the Man in Black’ was certainly heartfelt and very popular.

In 1969 Johnny started to host ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ on the ABC network, which featured numerous guest stars including  Kenny Rogers, Neil Young, Louis Armstrong, Roy Orbison, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles and many others,  and had a significant impact on Johnny’s net worth during the three years it was aired.

In addition to this, Johnny appeared in other television shows and movies. Some of them include ‘Shotgun Slade’, ‘A Gunfight’, ‘Little House on the Prairie’, plus several “Johnny Cash Specials”, and which also contributed to Cash’s net worth.

There is no surprise that Johnny Cash was rewarded with many honors during his career, including Grammy Awards, and Country Music Association Awards. What is more Cash was uniquely inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll, Gospel, Country Music and Nashville Songwriters Halls of Fame. He was rewarded with Kennedy Center Honors in 1996, and with the National Medal of Arts in 2001.

Johnny Cash also found the time to write – he released “Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words”(1975), “Man in White”, a fiction about apostle Paul(1986), and “Cash: The Autobiography”(1997), with Patrick Carr, all of which contributed to his net worth too.

In his personal life, Johnny was married to Vivian Liberto (1954-68) with whom he had four daughters, but his frequent absences on tour eventually saw them separate, perhaps hastened by his meeting June Carter, a fellow performer, who he married in 1968 and remained with until her death following complications from heart surgery in 2003. They had a son together, John Carter Cash also a musician. Johnny died just four months after June, officially from complications with diabetes from which he had suffered for several years, .

Despite rumours and his affinity with prisoners – including performing in jails in the US and Sweden, with the live albums proving extremely popular – Cash never spent more than one night in jail, for minor misdemeanours or misunderstandings. However, at various times he was addicted to prescription drugs, initially amphetamines helping him stay awake during the aforementioned heavy concert tours, then as painkillers. These certainly caused some difficulties, and periods of rehabilitation, but seldom effected his performances.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Being Human TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Willkommen Österreich TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Romaine par moins 30 2009 performer: "Ring Of Fire"
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... 2009 TV Series 1 episode
Game Boys 2008 performer: "Custer"
Stargate: Atlantis 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Blood 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loquillo leyenda urbana 2008 Documentary writer: "El hombre de negro"
Billy: The Early Years 2008 writer: "Over the Next Hill" - as John R. Cash
My Name Is Earl TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
My Best Friend's Girl 2008 performer: "The Man Comes Around" / writer: "The Man Comes Around" - as John R. Cash
Qwerty 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Generation Kill TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 2008 Documentary performer: "Personal Jesus"
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Skins TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Der Landarzt TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Opry Video Classics: Duets 2007 Video performer: "Jackson"
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes 2007 Video performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
Opry Video Classics: Legends 2007 Video performer: "Ring of Fire"
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame 2007 Video arranger: "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord" / performer: "Big River", "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord" / writer: "Big River"
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
American Gangster 2007 performer: "Guess Things Happen That Way" 1958
Grand Ole Opry 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whisper 2007/I performer: "RING OF FIRE"
Dr. Psycho - Die Bösen, die Bullen, meine Frau und ich 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Are We Done Yet? 2007 performer: "A Boy Named Sue"
The Shield TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Las Vegas 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ben Folds: Live at My Space 2007 Video writer: "I Walk The Line"
The Trial of Tony Blair 2007 TV Movie performer: "I Hung My Head" / writer: "I Hung My Head"
Numb3rs 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards 2006 TV Special performer: "Jackson"
Kunsten å tenke negativt 2006 performer: "Folsom Prison Blues", "Cry, Cry, Cry" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues", "Cry, Cry, Cry"
Alles Was Groen 2006 Short performer: "I Hung My Head"
Veronica Mars 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash: The Road Show 2006 Video documentary performer: "Give My Love To Rose", "Five Feet High & Rising", "Big River", "Pickin' Time" / writer: "Give My Love To Rose", "Five Feet High & Rising", "Big River", "Pickin' Time"
Best of Country Live! 2006 Video performer: "Guess Things Happen That Way"
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game performer: "I'm an Easy Rider"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wire TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Today's Country Music 2006 Video performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland 2006 Documentary performer: "Get Rhythm", " Ghost Riders in the Sky" / writer: "Get Rhythm" - as John R. Cash
Viva Blackpool 2006 TV Movie performer: "Ring of Fire"
Silent Hill 2006 performer: "Ring of Fire"
Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit 2006 TV Movie performer: "The Man Comes Around" / writer: "The Man Comes Around"
Crocodile Alert 2006 TV Movie performer: "Ring of Fire"
CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country 2006 Video Game as John R. Cash, "I Walk The Line"
The Simpsons 2005-2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fun with Dick and Jane 2005 performer: "Why Me Lord"
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
The World's Greatest Gigs 2005 TV Movie documentary performer: "Wanted Man", "San Quentin" - uncredited / writer: "San Quentin" - uncredited
Daltry Calhoun 2005 performer: "Oh Lonesome Me"
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary performer: "Hurt"
Walk the Line 2005 performer: "Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues", "You're My Baby", "Get Rhythm", "Rock 'N Roll Ruby", "Home of the Blues", "Hey Porter", "I Walk the Line", "I Got Stripes" - as John R. Cash
American Masters TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2005 writer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2005
Havoc 2005 writer: "How Do U Want It"
The Closer TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Hurt 2005 Video short performer: "Hurt"
The Wendell Baker Story 2005 performer: "Wanted Man"
The West Wing 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Live in Memphis 2005 Video documentary writer: "I Still Miss Someone"
Why We Fight 2005 Documentary performer: "Hurt" - uncredited
Flight of the Phoenix 2004 performer: "I've Been Everywhere"
Cold Case TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2004 writer - 2 episodes, 2004
Rory O'Shea Was Here 2004 performer: "Hurt"
Cold Chisel Ringside 2004 Video writer: "Big River"
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 performer: "A Satisfied Mind"
Walking Tall 2004 performer: "Five Feet High and Rising" / writer: "Five Feet High and Rising"
Dawn of the Dead 2004 performer: "The Man Comes Around" / writer: "The Man Comes Around" - as John R. Cash
Starsky & Hutch 2004 performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues" - as John R. Cash
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 2004 Video Game performer: "Ring of Fire"
CMT Crossroads 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
S.P.U.N.G 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Smallville 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rundown 2003 performer: "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" / writer: "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" - as Johnny R. Cash
Boston Public 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Third Watch 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hunted 2003 performer: "Highway 61 Revisited", "The Man Comes Around" / writer: "The Man Comes Around"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frailty 2001 arranger: "There Will Be Peace In The Valley For Me" - as John R. Cash / performer: "There Will Be Peace In The Valley For Me"
Brown Eyed Girl 2001 Short performer: "Ring of Fire"
One Night at McCool's 2001 performer: "Wanted Man" 1969 / writer: "Wanted Man" 1969
Little Nicky 2000 writer: "Folsom Prison Blues" - as John R. Cash
Gone in Sixty Seconds 2000 performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
Committed 2000/I performer: "Green Green Grass of Home", "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues" - as John R. Cash
Tumbleweeds 1999 performer: "Sea of Heartbreak"
Happy, Texas 1999 writer: "Passin' Thru"
Finding North 1998 performer: "Mother Maybelle"
Jackie Brown 1997 performer: "Tennessee Stud" 1959
Perdita Durango 1997 "I Walk The Line" / performer: "I Walk The Line"
Before Women Had Wings 1997 TV Movie performer: "Ring of Fire"
The Big One 1997 Documentary performer: "I've Been Everywhere" 1962
U Turn 1997 performer: "Honky-Tonk Girl", "Ring Of Fire"
Feeling Minnesota 1996 performer: "Ring of Fire"
Bastard Out of Carolina 1996 performer: "I Walk The Line" / writer: "I Walk The Line" - as John R. Cash
Moonshine Highway 1996 TV Movie performer: "I Forgot To Remember To Forget"
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary 1996 TV Special performer: "Ring of Fire"
Tohuwabohu 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dead Man Walking 1995 performer: "In Your Mind" / writer: "In Your Mind"
Grumpier Old Men 1995 performer: "Ring Of Fire", "Understand Your Man" / writer: "Understand Your Man" - as Johnny R. Cash
Chicago Hope TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995 performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues" - as John R. Cash
Walls in the City 1994 performer: "Home of the Blues"
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love and a .45 1994 performer: "Ring of Fire"
RockVideo Monthly 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone 1994 TV Movie performer: "The Legend of Wyatt Earp"
Lightning Jack 1994 performer: "Wanted Man"
A Perfect World 1993 performer: "Guess Things Happen That Way"
Rudy 1993 performer: "Ring of Fire"
Suture 1993 performer: "Ring of Fire"
The Thing Called Love 1993 performer: "JACKSON", "A THING CALLED LOVE" / writer: "HEY, PORTER"
Faraway, So Close! 1993 performer: "The Wanderer"
Red Rock West 1993 performer: "HEY PORTER", "FOLSOM PRISON BLUES" / writer: "HEY PORTER", "FOLSOM PRISON BLUES" - as John R. Cash
Dutch 1991 performer: "One Piece At A Time"
Texasville 1990 performer: "Highway Patrolman"
Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion 1989 TV Movie performer: "Big Train from Memphis"
Tennessee Waltz 1989 performer: "Just the Other Side of Nowhere"
Illegally Yours 1988 performer: "Love Is A Gambler", "The Lady Of Love", "One Wish"
My Best Friend's Birthday 1987 performer: "I Walk the Line" / writer: "I Walk the Line"
The Big Town 1987 performer: "HOME OF THE BLUES" / writer: "HOME OF THE BLUES"
Blue City 1986 writer: "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"
Static 1985 performer: "Ring of Fire"
Hill Street Blues 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Desert Hearts 1985 performer: "GET RHYTHM" / writer: "GET RHYTHM"
The Winning Hand 1985 TV Movie performer: "They Killed Him", "They're All The Same", "Me and Bobby McGee", "Don't Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand Does"
Raamit ränniin 1985 TV Movie performer: "I Walk the Line" / writer: "I Walk the Line"
The Baron and the Kid 1984 TV Movie performer: "The Baron"
Transport 1983 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1979 - 1982 performer - 1 episode, 1982
They All Laughed 1981 performer: "I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU AGAIN", "IT COMES AND GOES", "THAT'S THE WAY IT IS" / writer: "IT COMES AND GOES"
The Pride of Jesse Hallam 1981 TV Movie performer: "Moving Up", "I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal", "Sweet Kentucky", "Paradise" / writer: "Moving Up"
Country Superstars of the 70s 1979 TV Movie performer: "We Are Coming Father Abraham", "Battle Hymn of the Republic", "I Wish I Was In Dixie"
Saint Jack 1979 performer: "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"
Norma Rae 1979 performer: "Cindy, I Love You" 1977 - uncredited / writer: "Cindy, I Love You" 1977 - uncredited
Herowork 1977 writer: "Don't Take Your Guns To Town"
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls 1977 TV Movie documentary performer: "Folsom Prison Blues", "Sunday Morning Coming Down", "Jacob Green", "Hey Porter", "Wreck of the Old 97", "Orange Blossom Special", "A Boy Named Sue" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues", "Jacob Green", "Hey Porter"
Little House on the Prairie 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1974 TV Special performer: "The Lady Came from Baltimore"
Columbo 1974 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus 1973 performer: "Gospel road", "He turned the water into wine", "I see men as trees walking", "Jesus was a carpenter", "Children", "Last supper", "Burden of freedom" / writer: "He turned the water into wine", "I see men as trees walking"
Johnny Cash i København 1971 TV Special documentary performer: "A Boy Named Sue", "Sunday Morning Coming Down", "Because You're Mine", "Me And Bobby McGee", "Guess Things Happen That Way", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Darlin' Companion", "If I Were A Carpenter", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Man In Black", "A Song To Mama" presented as "Dear Mama", "No Need To Worry", "Rock Of Ages", "Children Go Where I Send Thee" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues", "Man In Black", "No Need To Worry"
Huset på Christianshavn 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Gunfight 1971 performer: "A Gunfight" / writer: "A Gunfight"
The Johnny Cash Show TV Series performer - 54 episodes, 1969 - 1971 writer - 40 episodes, 1969 - 1971
Little Fauss and Big Halsy 1970 performer: "Rollin' Free", "Wanted Man", "Ballad of Little Fauss and Big Halsy", "The Little Man", "Movin'" / writer: "Rollin' Free", "The Little Man", "Movin'"
The Best on Record 1970 TV Special performer: "A Boy Named Sue"
Johnny Cash in San Quentin 1969 TV Movie documentary performer: "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Orange Blossom Special", "Jackson", "Darlin' Companion", "Will the Circle Be Unbroken", "San Quentin", "Wanted Man", "A Boy Named Sue", "Peace in the Valley", "He Turned the Water into Wine" / writer: "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "San Quentin", "Wanted Man", "He Turned the Water into Wine"
The Road to Nashville 1967 performer: "Were You there", "The one on the right is on the left" / writer: "I walk the line"
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig! 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hootenanny Hoot 1963 performer: "Frankie's Man Johnny"
The Night Rider 1962 TV Short performer: "Don't Take Your Guns To Town", "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair" - uncredited / writer: "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" - uncredited
Five Minutes to Live 1961 performer: "Five Minutes To Live" / writer: "Five Minutes To Live"
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1960 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rebel 1959 TV Series performer: "The Ballad of Johnny Yuma"
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1959 writer - 1 episode, 1959
The Dick Clark Show 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Logan 2017 performer: "Hurt" post-production
Country Style, U.S.A. 1958 TV Series short performer - 1 episode
Gintberg på kanten 2016 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Ranch Party TV Series performer - 1 episode writer - 1 episode
Mafia III 2016 Video Game performer: "Folson Prison Blues Live", "Ring of Fire" - uncredited / writer: "Folson Prison Blues Live" - uncredited
Preacher 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Life (AKA The Boy Who Commits a Murder) 2016 writer: "Personal Jesus"
The Walking Dead TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Atop the Fourth Wall 2016 TV Series 1 episode
The Blacklist TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones 2015 TV Movie documentary performer: "Oh Pretty Woman"
Master of None TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie performer: "Get Rhythm" / writer: "Get Rhythm"
Seriesly TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Voice 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Halt and Catch Fire 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage 2015 performer: "Ghost Riders In The Sky"
Zum Teufel mit der Wahrheit 2015 TV Movie performer: "Personal Jesus" - uncredited
WPC 56 TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Pop Gold 2015 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Der Metzger und der Tote im Haifischbecken 2015 TV Movie performer: "I'm Leaving Now", "I See a Darkness", "The Mercy Seat" - uncredited
Gotham 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Marked 2014 TV Short performer: "Ringing The Bells For Jim"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Brows Held High 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA 2014 TV Movie documentary performer: "One Too Many Mornings", "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series 1 episode
The Affair 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show TV Series writer - 13 episodes, 2008 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Union 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Elementary 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Person of Interest 2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Danny Boy" - uncredited
Rude Tube 2010-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Honeyballers 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Hurt" - uncredited
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "General Lee" / performer: "Highwayman" - as The Highwaymen / writer: "General Lee"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Killing Season 2013 performer: "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" / writer: "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"
Operation Belvis Bash 2013 writer: "Man in Black"
Defiance 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sound City 2013 Documentary performer: "Rusty Cage"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2013 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Django Unchained 2012 arranger: "Ain't No Grave Black Opium Remix" - as John R. Cash / performer: "Ain't No Grave Black Opium Remix"
Nashville 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Motel Life 2012 performer: "Girl From the North Country"
Pastewka 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waterloo Road 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Silver Linings Playbook 2012 performer: "Girl from the North Country"
Dallas TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012
The Last Ride 2012 performer: "The Night Hank Williams Came to Town"
Killing Them Softly 2012 performer: "The Man Comes Around" / writer: "The Man Comes Around"
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary performer: "Drive On" / writer: "Drive On"
Beauty Is Embarrassing 2012 Documentary writer: "I'm Ragged But I'm Right"
American Idol TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Electrick Children 2012 arranger: "Wreck of the Old 97"
I've Been Everywhere 2011 Video short performer: "I've Been Everywhere"
Ghost Adventures TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Beacons of Light: New York Illuminated 2011 Short writer: "I Walk the Line" - as John R. Cash
Some Jerk with a Camera TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Help 2011 performer: "Jackson"
Jedermann Remixed 2011 TV Movie writer: "The Man Comes Around"
Colombiana 2011 performer: "Hurt"
Opry Memories 2011 TV Movie performer: "Ring of Fire", "Jackson", "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
The Hangover Part II 2011 performer: "The Beast In Me"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
WrestleMania XXVII 2011 TV Special performer: "Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold This Body Down"
Grey's Anatomy 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs 2011 TV Movie performer: "Ring Of Fire"
The Green Hornet 2011 performer: "I Hung My Head"
Chikara JoshiMania Night III 2011 Video performer: "God's Gonna Cut You Down"
Heart Zero 2010 Short writer: "Hurt"
Lip Service TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Tatort TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
I'm Still Here 2010/I performer: "I Walk the Line" / writer: "I Walk the Line"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deadliest Catch 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Sunday Morning Coming Down 2010 Short performer: "Sunday Morning Coming Down"
NCIS TV Series 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
WrestleMania XXVI 2010 TV Special performer: "Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold This Body Down"
Lemmy 2010 Documentary writer: "Big River"
Criminal Minds 2008-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
WWE Raw 2005-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Crazies 2010 performer: "We'll Meet Again"
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 2010 Video performer: "Folsom Prison Blues", "One Piece At A Time with clip", "Orange Blossom Special" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game "Ring of Fire"
Solitary Man 2009 performer: "Solitary Man"
Banda sonora TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Nine Inch Nails and the Industrial Uprising 2009 Video documentary performer: "Hurt"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I 2009 Video performer: "God's Gonna Cut You Down"
The Bob Zula 2009 Short performer: "Ring of Fire"
Lie to Me 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Backroom 2016 Short writer/performer: "Thanks a Lot" post-production
The Pride of Jesse Hallam 1981 TV Movie music arranger / musician
The Rebel 1959-1961 TV Series singer - 76 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House of Many Sorrows 2016 post-production T.V. Segment
The Hunted 2003 Narrator (voice, uncredited)
All My Friends Are Cowboys 1998 Johnny
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1993-1997 TV Series Kid Cole
The Simpsons 1997 TV Series Coyote
Renegade 1996 TV Series Henry Travis
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1988 TV Series Elder Davy Crockett
Waylon Jennings: America 1986 Video short
Stagecoach 1986 TV Movie Marshal Curly Wilcox
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James 1986 TV Movie Frank James
North and South 1985 TV Mini-Series John Brown
The Baron and the Kid 1984 TV Movie The Baron / Will
Murder in Coweta County 1983 TV Movie Lamar Potts
The Pride of Jesse Hallam 1981 TV Movie Jesse Hallam
Thaddeus Rose and Eddie 1978 TV Movie Thaddeus Rose
Little House on the Prairie 1976 TV Series Caleb Hodgekiss
Columbo 1974 TV Series Tommy Brown
A Gunfight 1971 Abe Cross
NET Playhouse 1971 TV Series John Ross
The Partridge Family 1970 TV Series Variety Show Host
The Night Rider 1962 TV Short Johnny Laredo
Five Minutes to Live 1961 Johnny Cabot
The Deputy 1961 TV Series Bo Braddock
The Rebel 1960 TV Series Pratt
Wagon Train 1959 TV Series Frank Hoag
Shotgun Slade 1959 TV Series Sheriff

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When the Man Comes Around 2013 Short song
Walk the Line 2005 book "Cash: The Autobiography" / book "Man in Black"
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus 1973 writer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ridin' the Rails: The Great American Train Story 1974 TV Movie
I Walk the Line 1970

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus 1973 producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Winding Stream 2014 Documentary sincere thanks
Hurt 2010 Short thanks
The Haunting in Connecticut 2009 in memory of
Evocator 2009 Short grateful acknowledgment
Counter Convention: A Free New York Special 2005 Documentary special thanks
I Still Miss Someone 1999 Short dedicatee - as John R. Cash
U2: Rattle and Hum 1988 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magical World of Disney 1988 TV Special Himself
Hee Haw 1974-1988 TV Series Himself / Himself - Special Guest
I Am What I Am 1987 TV Movie Himself
The Late Show 1986 TV Series Himself
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
The CBS Morning News 1986 TV Series Himself
Texas 150: A Celebration 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself
Academy of Country Music's 20th Anniversary Reunion 1986 TV Special Himself
The 13th Annual American Music Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - via satellite
The Winning Hand 1985 TV Movie Himself
The Tommy Hunter Show 1985 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1982-1985 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Various
Blue Suede Shoes 1985 TV Special Himself - Narrator
Super Birthday: A World's Fair Salute to Bob Hope 1984 TV Movie Himself
Salute! 1983 TV Series Himself
Johnny Cash: Cowboy Heroes 1982 TV Movie Himself
Standing Room Only 1982 TV Series Himself
Country Comes Home 1982 TV Special
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters 1982 TV Series Himself
Johnny Cash: Christmas in Scotland 1981 TV Movie Himself
The First 100 Years of Recorded Music 1981 TV Special Himself
Johnny Cash and the Country Girls 1981 TV Movie Himself
Command Performance: The Stars Salute the President 1981 TV Special documentary Himself
Where Have All the Children Gone 1980 TV Special
Freddy Quinn und seine Freunde 1980 TV Movie Himself
Beat-Club 1972-1980 TV Series Himself - Musician / Himself
WWF Club 1980 TV Series Himself (1982)
The Muppet Show 1980 TV Series Himself - Special Guest Star
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years 1980 TV Special Himself
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards 1980 TV Special Himself
Good Morning America 1976-1980 TV Series Himself
Hank Williams: The Man and His Music 1980 TV Movie Himself
Johnny Cash Christmas 1979 TV Movie Himself
The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute to Mother Maybelle Carter 1979 TV Special Himself
Country Superstars of the 70s 1979 TV Movie Himself
The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1978 TV Movie Himself - Host
Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy 1978 TV Special Himself
12th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1978 TV Series Himself - Country Vocalist / Himself - Co-Host
50 Years of Country Music 1978 TV Movie Himself
The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1977 TV Movie Himself - Host
11th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Host
The 4th Annual American Music Awards 1977 TV Special Himself
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Johnny Cash and Friends 1976 TV Series Himself (1976)
Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1976 TV Movie Himself
10th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Host
The Merv Griffin Show 1965-1976 TV Series Themselves / Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Die Drehscheibe 1975 TV Series Himself - Musician
Musikladen 1972-1975 TV Series Himself
Ridin' the Rails: The Great American Train Story 1974 TV Movie Himself
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Host / Performer
Dean Martin Presents Music Country 1973 TV Series Himself
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus 1973 Himself
The 15th Annual Grammy Awards 1973 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1972 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Flip 1972 TV Series Himself
Eat the Document 1972 Documentary Himself
Laugh-In 1972 TV Series Himself
Johnny Cash i København 1971 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Film Night 1971 TV Series Himself
The Johnny Cash Show 1969-1971 TV Series Himself - Host / Singer
The Jim Nabors Hour 1971 TV Series Himself - Guest
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Himself
Warren Roberts Presents 1971 TV Series Himself
The Nashville Sound 1970 Documentary Himself
Swing Out, Sweet Land 1970 TV Movie Himself
BBC Show of the Week 1970 TV Series Himself
The Kraft Music Hall 1968-1970 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
The Everly Brothers Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Ray Stevens Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Best on Record 1970 TV Special Performer / Grammy Winner
The Bob Hope Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Baff - Fast eine Sendung 1970 TV Series Himself - Musician
Man Alive 1969 TV Series documentary Himself
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Himself
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Andy Williams Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Johnny Cash in San Quentin 1969 TV Movie documentary Himself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself
Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music 1969 Documentary Himself
Operation: Entertainment 1969 TV Series Himself
The Road to Nashville 1967 Himself
Festival 1967 Documentary Himself
Swingin' Country 1966 TV Series Himself
The Steve Lawrence Show 1965 TV Series Himself
Shindig! 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
Hootenanny 1963 TV Series Himself
Hootenanny Hoot 1963 Himself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1960 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Bell Telephone Hour 1959 TV Series Himself - Singer
Boy Meets Girls 1959 TV Series Himself
The Jimmie Rodgers Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1959 TV Series Himself - Singer
The George Gobel Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1959 TV Series Singer
Cal's Corral 1959 TV Series Himself - Musician (1959-1972)
The Dick Clark Show 1958 TV Series Himself
Country Style, U.S.A. 1958 TV Series short Himself - Singer
The Jackie Gleason Show 1957 TV Series Himself / Musical Guest
Ranch Party 1957 TV Series Himself - Singer
Town Hall Party 1952 TV Series Himself
Hometown Jamboree 1949 TV Series Himself (1949-1960)
American Masters 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Winding Stream 2014 Documentary Artist
The Mountains Will Wait for You 2013 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
Kids' Favorite Country Songs 2007 Video Himself
The Special 2005 Documentary Himself
Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies 2005 Documentary Himself
Johnny Cash Live: Remember Me the Man in Black 2003 Video Himself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Johnny Cash: Hurt 2003 Video short Himself
Larry King Live 1996-2002 TV Series Himself
Billy Graham Classic Crusades 2001 TV Series Himself
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day 2000 Video documentary Himself
Johnny Cash: The Anthology 2000 Video Himself
An All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash 1999 TV Special documentary Himself - Himself
TNT Johnny Cash Tribute 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
VH1 Storytellers 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-1997 TV Series Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1996 TV Special documentary Himself - Honoree
Later... With Jools Holland 1994-1996 TV Series Himself
America's Music: The Roots of Country 1996 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Die Peter Alexander Show 1992-1995 TV Series Himself
Lost in Music 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Radio Star - die AFN-Story 1995 Documentary Himself
The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 TV Special documentary Himself
Gene Autry, Melody of the West 1994 Documentary Narrator
Johnny Cash, Manhattan Center 1994 TV Movie Himself
RockVideo Monthly 1994 TV Series Himself
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman 1994 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-1994 TV Series Himself
Kris Kristofferson: His Life and Work 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Someone Cry for the Children: The Girl Scout Murders 1993 Video documentary Narrator
Sesame Street 1992 TV Series Himself
Thoughts on the Flag 1992 Short Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1985-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Crisco Kid 1992 Documentary Himself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Willie Nelson: My Life 1991 Himself
Highwaymen Live!!! 1990 Video Himself
Grammy Legends 1990 TV Special Himself - Honoree
An All Star Salute to Country Music 1990 TV Movie Himself - Host
Waylon: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend. 1990 Video documentary Himself
Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion 1989 TV Movie Himself
Tennessee Waltz 1989 Himself
The 7th Annual Golden Boot Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Rockopop 1988 TV Series Himself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hier ist ein Mensch: Peter Alexander 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game Coyote
Johnny Cash: American Rebel 2015 Documentary Himself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie Himself
Glastonbury Golden Greats 2015 TV Movie Himself
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Pop Gold 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
Bob Harris: My Nashville 2014 Documentary Himself
The Marty Stuart Show 2014 TV Series Himself
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
1st Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 2013 2013 TV Movie Himself
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville 2013 Documentary Himself
Tracks 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock Legends 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Song by Song: Johnny Cash 2012 TV Series
My Father and the Man in Black 2012 Documentary Himself
Discovering Music 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Country at the BBC 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Joy of Country 2011 TV Movie Himself
Ghost Adventures 2011 TV Series Himself
Opry Memories 2011 TV Movie Himself
CMT Insider 2006-2011 TV Series Himself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs 2011 TV Movie Himself
Legenden 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
A Capitol Fourth 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rare Southern Gospel Singing Celebration 2010 Video Himself - Performer
Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 2010 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin' 2009 Video Himself
Banda sonora 2009 TV Series Himself
Nine Inch Nails and the Industrial Uprising 2009 Video documentary Himself
Legends 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison 2008 Documentary Himself
Johnny Cash's America 2008 Documentary Himself
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories 2008 Video Himself
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice 2008 Documentary Himself
Biography 1995-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Opry Video Classics: Duets 2007 Video Himself
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes 2007 Video Himself
Opry Video Classics: Legends 2007 Video Himself
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame 2007 Video Himself
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream 2007 Documentary Himself
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Glastonbury 2007 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Performer
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song 2007 Documentary Himself
My Music: Country Pop Legends 2006 TV Movie Himself
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 2006 TV Series Himself
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash: The Road Show 2006 Video documentary Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself
Best of Country Live! 2006 Video Himself
American Revolutions: The Highwaymen 2006 TV Movie Himself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Today's Country Music 2006 Video Himself
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT Greatest Moments: Johnny Cash 2006 TV Special Himself
The Ballad of Peter La Farge 2006 Documentary short Himself
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down 2006 Video short Himself
The World's Greatest Gigs 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert 2005 TV Special Himself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Himself
American Masters 2001-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Appalachians 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Johnny Cash: Live at Montreux 1994 2005 Video Himself
Grand Ole Opry's Vintage Classics 2005 TV Movie Himself
Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of 'Walk the Line' 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
Johnny Cash Singing at His Best 2004 Video Himself
CMT: 100 Greatest Music Videos 2004 TV Movie Himself
Johnny Cash: The Last Great American 2004 TV Movie Himself
Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute 2003 TV Movie Himself
60 Minutes 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Musician (segment "Johnny Cash")
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
Top of the Pops 2 2003 TV Series Himself
Inside Fame 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2001 TV Series Himself
Classic Albums: Elvis Presley 2001 Video documentary Himself
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dolly Parton: She Ain't No Dumb Blonde 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
60 Minutes: The Entertainers 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Arena 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Musikladen 1981 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Walk the Line (2005) · Joaquin Phoenix (performed by)
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Short Form Music Video · Aristides McGarry (Video Producer)
· Mark Romanek (Video Director)
1989 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1987 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Fictional Television Drama Stagecoach (1986) · Raymond Katz (executive producer)
· Willie Nelson (executive producer/actor)
· Waylon Jennings (actor)
· Kris Kristofferson (actor)
· Elizabeth Ashley (actress)
1976 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on March 9, 1976 at 6320 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals · Joe Strummer
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Country Vocal Performance - Male For the song "Engine One-Forty-Three" (Nominated posthumously).


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#Fact
1 Father-in-law of Jimmy Tittle.
2 Grandfather of Dustin Tittle and Kacy Tittle.
3 At the Country Music Awards 1969, he was given the award for "Entertainer of Year".
4 Has a species of tarantula named for him, 'Aphonopelma johnnycashi.' The tarantula in question is black, and can be found in the area around Folsom.
5 One of his biggest fans is Jackass star Johnny Knoxville. The two became friends before Cash died.
6 Appears on a nondenominated USA commemorative postage stamp in the Music Icons series, issued 5 June 2013. Price on day of issue was 46¢.
7 Johnny's maternal great-grandfather Philip James Hurst (1840-1912) served as a corporal in Company A of the 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Rutledge's) during the War Between the States. Philip's brother Jacob also served the same unit.
8 His father was a soldier in the United States Army unit under General John J. Pershing that hunted Mexican bandit Pancho Villa in Mexico in the early 1900s.
9 In his autobiography, he admitted that he and his early band, The Tennessee Three (also known as "The Tennessee Two"), were self-taught and limited in their musical ability and adaptability, resulting in several songs sounding similar to each other and possibly limiting the amount of musical experimentation Cash could engage in.
10 According to the biography "Johnny Cash: The Life of an American Icon" by Stephen Miller, while Cash was in the Air Force and serving as a code intercept operator at Landsberg AFB in Germany, he was the first American radio operator to receive the news of the death of Joseph Stalin.
11 According to the tell-all books "Anchored In Love", by Cash's son John Carter Cash, and "I Was There When It Happened", by longtime friend and band member Marshall Grant, Cash was addicted to drugs for most of his adult life. Cash confessed much of this in "Johnny Cash: The Autobiography", published in 1997 by Harper Collins. He did not completely stop using drugs after his well-storied withdrawal in 1967. He was drug-free from 1970 through 1977, when he started taking amphetamines again. A 1983 attack by an ostrich (the animal was part of Cash's menagerie near Nashville) required hospitalization, where it was discovered that he was sneaking more painkillers than he'd been prescribed. He entered the Betty Ford Clinic in 1983 and stayed clean for a short time. His next relapse put him into Nashville's Cumberland Heights Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center in 1989. After another battle with drugs in the early 1990s, he discovered that his wife, June Carter Cash, and his son, John Carter Cash, were both addicted to narcotics. The younger Cash cleaned up shortly before the deaths of his parents in 2003. According to John Carter Cash, his mother never confronted her addiction. It is not known for certain whether or not Johnny Cash ever completely extricated himself from drug abuse.
12 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
13 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 73-76. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
14 His album "Ring of Fire" (1964) was the first country album to ever reach the top of the US pop charts.
15 Stepfather-in-law of Nick Lowe.
16 Recorded over 1500 songs throughout his career.
17 Was friends with Elvis Presley.
18 Great-uncle of Kelly Cash.
19 In the 1980s, he found love letters to wife June Carter Cash from Elvis Presley in their attic. Upon finding these, he burned them.
20 Godfather of John Keach, the son of Jane Seymour and James Keach.
21 2001: He was awarded the American National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment of the Arts.
22 Along with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, he was a member of celebrated "The Million Dollar Quartet". They got that name because they were money-makers for Sam Phillips' Sun Records Label.
23 Johnny's "Hurt" was the theme song of WWE's Raw Tribute to the late Eddie Guerrero. The song plays while Guerrero's memorial is playing.
24 Among "The Highwaymen", Johnny was old friends (or "blood brothers" as he put it) with Waylon Jennings. Kris Kristofferson idolized Cash and the two become close friends while in "The Highwaymen". Cash was least close with Willie Nelson, but the two were always friendly, despite the competitive eye they kept on one another.
25 Proposed to wife June Carter Cash over 30 times before she finally said "Yes".
26 His guitarist, Bob Wootton of The Tennessee Three, acted as Cash's stunt double anytime there was a scene that required him to ride a horse because he had a fear of horses.
27 Founded his first band called "Landsberg Barbarians" while being a radio operator of the US Air Force in Landsberg am Lech, Germany.
28 Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.
29 Apart from his performances at Folsom Prison and San Quentin, Cash also performed at Österåkeranstalten (The Österåker Prison) north of Stockholm, Sweden in 1972. The recording was released in 1973. Between the songs Cash can be heard speaking Swedish which was greatly appreciated by the inmates.
30 January 2006: His long-time lakeside home in Hendersonville, TN, was bought by a corporation owned by The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb.
31 10/24/03: Stepdaughter Rosey Nix Adams, a country music singer, died. Cause of death was accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from six heaters on her bus. She was 45.
32 Stepfather of Carlene Carter and Rosey Nix Adams.
33 His good friend Kris Kristofferson admitted that he wrote his well-known and not-entirely-flattering "Pilgrim" about Cash.
34 After his good friend Carl Perkins fell from grace due to a crippling car accident and alcoholism, Johnny took him on a touring guitarist and supported Perkins by performing songs written by him.
35 Contrary to popular belief, he never served more than one night in prison (he was held in jail overnight once after being caught smuggling 1,163 amphetamine tablets across from Mexico). He actually wrote "Folsom Prison Blues" after seeing the documentary Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951).
36 Kingsland, Arkansas (pop. 477), is also the birthplace of Paul 'Bear' Bryant, generally regarded as one of the greatest football coaches of all time (University of Alabama).
37 The band Coldplay were supposed to record a song titled "Til Kingdom Comes" with him for their album "X&Y", but Cash died before that. They added the song as a hidden track and dedicated it to Cash. In their current "Twisted Logic Tour", they are playing this song in all the venues in addition to playing a cover of Johnny Cash's famous song "Ring of Fire". On the two nights (6 & 7 September 2005) at Madison Square Garden, New York they also dedicated the song "Til Kingdom Comes" to the victims of hurricane Katrina.
38 Stated in an interview with Larry King that his favorite country singer is Dwight Yoakam.
39 In the 1970s, he tried to help his close friend, legendary Nashville guitarist Hank Garland, restart his career by bringing him into the studio to record.
40 The video for "Hurt", from the album "The Man Comes Around" was voted greatest music video ever made accoridng to a panel assembled by the UK newspaper "The Guardian".
41 Was ranked #1 of the 40 greatest men in country music.
42 In his song "Man in Black" he explained that he wore predominately black clothing to honour and remind others of the suffering of the world's poor and oppressed.
43 He was given the name "J.R." because his parents Ray Cash and Carrie Cash couldn't agree on a name, only on initials. He adopted "John R. Cash" when he joined the Air Force, which did not accept initials.
44 Cash's career was at an all-time low in the 1980s and he realised his record label of nearly 30 years, Columbia, was growing indifferent to him and wasn't properly marketing him, so to kill the relationship with the label before they did, Cash recorded "Chicken in Black". An intentionally awful song about Johnny's brain being transplanted to a chicken, it ironically turned out to be a larger commercial success than any of his other recent material. However, it wasn't long after "Chicken in Black" that Columbia and Cash parted ways.
45 During his early shows The Tennessee Three, he would frequently make mocking introductions of his bandmates. He would introduce laconic guitarist Luther Perkins, who was secretly terrified of performing in public, and add either that he was in "rigor mortis" or that his pulse had been checked beforehand to make sure he was still alive. Then he would introduce bassist Marshall Grant, who would usually hop around and dance with great energy as he chewed gum at shows, as "playing the chewing gum.".
46 He was invited to perform at the White House for the first time in 1972. President Richard Nixon's office requested that he play "Okie from Muskogee" (a Merle Haggard song that scorned "hippies", youthful marijuana users and war protesters) and "Welfare Cadillac" (a Guy Drake song that derides the integrity of welfare recipients). Reportedly he refused to play either song because he found both songs morally reprehensible. However, it was also reported that he refused to play them because he did not have enough time to learn the songs with the band before the performance. He ended up playing a series of his own more left-leaning, politically-charged songs, including "The Ballad of Ira H. Hayes" (about a Native-American World War II Marine hero who helped raise the American flag on Iwo Jima but was subjected to ferocious racism upon his return to Arizona) and "Man in Black" (which contains angry, anti-war lyrics, which Cash almost certainly wrote about the Vietnam War).
47 He was voted the 31st Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
48 Member of The Highwaymen, with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. The foursome recorded several albums in the 1980s and 1990s.
49 Was often the subject of humorous sketches on Saturday Night Live (1975). He was usually portrayed by the late Phil Hartman and, later, has been occasionally played by Darrell Hammond. Coincidentally, both funnymen were best known for playing another famous Arkansas native, Bill Clinton.
50 His older brother (the sibling Johnny was closest to as a child) died in a horrible accident involving a buzz saw when Johnny was young, and it was never clear whether it was accidental, suicide, or even murder. Wracked with guilt, Johnny, by most accounts, never got over the death (it was a little-known, personal obsession of his to investigate the incident) and it is widely thought that his dark world view was shaped by it.
51 Is mentioned in the Danish band Nephew's single "Superliga".
52 After the 1950s, when he wrote almost all of the songs he performed, he performed many covers. On the average album, he was the writer of about a third of the songs.
53 Cash and "American Recordings" posted a "thank you" to the Nashville country music industry in Billboard Magazine after winning the Grammy for best country record for "Unchained" in the form of the infamous photo of Johnny angrily giving the middle finger to the camera taken back in 1969 during his San Quentin prison performance. Cash did this because he was enraged by Nashville having pretty much left behind him and other aging "country" artists who had defined the genre to make room for the more pop-oriented new country artists, like Garth Brooks.
54 Although he could bear it, he disliked being defined as a "country" artist, feeling that his music wasn't really genre-defined and noting that he often stood well outside of the Nashville mainstream (particularly towards the end of his career). Technically, his music contains elements of rock 'n' roll, folk music, bluegrass, blues and gospel as well as country-style music.
55 He had English, and smaller amounts of Scottish and Irish, ancestry. His surname, "Cash", traced back to Scotland.
56 Backed by the "Tennessee Two": Marshall Grant and Luther Perkins. Later named: The Tennessee Three, with W.S. Holland (drums) added. After Perkins' death, he was replaced by Bob Wootton.
57 He was friends with every U.S. President starting with Richard Nixon. He was least close with the last two, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, because of a personal distrust for both men and because of his declining health. He was probably closest with Jimmy Carter, who was actually a very close friend and distant relation of his wife, June Carter Cash. None of these friendships were about politics, as he never particularly supported any administration but was just friendly with the men.
58 He was often at odds with his producers after he had discovered with his first producer (Sam Phillips) that his voice was better suited to a stripped-down musical style. Most famously he disagreed with Jack Clement over his sound, Clement having tried to give Cash's songs a "twangy" feel and to add strings and barbershop-quartet-style singers. His successful collaboration with Rick Rubin was in part due to Rubin seeking a minimalist sound for his songs.
59 He had long since kicked his drug habit when, in a bizarre series of events in the early 1980s, he was attacked by a male ostrich he had been keeping on his farm after he had threatened the huge bird. He was put onto painkillers to survive the critical injuries and quickly became addicted. He checked himself into the Betty Ford Clinic, successfully quit them and made friends with Ozzy Osbourne during his stay.
60 He went through much of the 1970s on a sanctimonious cloud, having associated himself with evangelists, turned his shows into gospel performances where he encouraged people to accept Jesus Christ and condemned blatant sexuality and violence in culture. Cash said in the 1990s that, although his faith remained as strong as ever and many of his songs expressed this, his attitudes had changes and he found his 1970s overzealousness distasteful, having learned to respect that people should have their own beliefs.
61 His size varied considerably over time. Standing 6' 2", he weighed about 200 pounds as a young man, but then his weight plummeted to an unhealthy 140 pounds when his drug addiction was at its peak in the mid-1960s. His weight increased when he kicked his habits, and he eventually became overweight, weighing about 250 pounds by his 50s.
62 Ex-brother-in-law of Ray Liberto.
63 His songwriting went from a brief process to a very long one as he aged and his health declined. He wrote the song "Big River" while on a short boat-ride across the Hudson River in the 1950s, while he spent weeks crafting "The Man Comes Around," one of the last songs he wrote.
64 He was addicted to speed (usually with alcohol or morphine as a chaser) through much of his 20s until 1967, when June Carter Cash and numerous members of his friends and family staged an arduous but successful intervention. It is thought that Cash had an addiction personality which he may have inherited from his genes, as many members of his family were addicts to various vices.
65 The United States Air Force would not accept "J.R." as a given name when he enlisted, so he became John R. Cash. He signed for Sun Records in 1955 (a year after his discharge) and had his name changed again ... to Johnny Cash.
66 Elvis Presley, Hank Williams and Johnny are the only three musicians to have been inducted both into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
67 The scar to the right of his mouth was the result of a botched attempt to remove a cyst while he was serving in the Air Force in Germany.
68 Son-in-law of Mother Maybelle Carter.
69 The son of poor cotton farmers, whose economic and personal struggles during the Depression (when Johnny was growing up) shaped him as a person and inspired many of his songs.
70 His album, "The Man Comes Around", features his rendition of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt". NIN's frontman Trent Reznor admitted that at first he was angry about the cover, as he wrote it from a deeply personal point of view. However, when he heard the song and saw the video for the first time, he was deeply moved and found Cash's cover beautiful and meaningful.
71 Father, with June Carter Cash, of John Carter Cash.
72 He suffered from a fear of flying and snakes.
73 He chose songs for a running series of compilations of songs that comprised the main themes of his work. The first three compilations are titled "Love", mostly songs he wrote for June Carter Cash, "God", a series of gospels and "Murder", perhaps his favorite subject, but one whose title he encouraged people "not to go out and do". Released slightly later was "Life", mostly songs about hard work and economic struggling.
74 His album "Bitter Tears" contains original songs told from the viewpoint of Native Americans.
75 Recorded entire albums live in Folsom and San Quentin Prisons, in front of highly receptive audiences of convicts.
76 In the years shortly before his death, he recorded songs by other contemporary artists, including cover versions of U2's "One", Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus", Richard Thompson's "Tear Stained Letter", Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water", Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down", Loudon Wainwright III's "The Man Who Couldn't Cry", Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and the song "Thirteen" written especially for him by gothic rocker Glenn Danzig.
77 Once had his truck catch on fire and burn down half of a national forest, when the judge asked him why he did it, he said, "I didn't do it, my truck did, and it's dead."
78 Brother of country singer Tommy Cash, Reba Hancock and Joanne Cash Yates.
79 Is the only person besides Hank Williams to have been inducted into the Songwriters, Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
80 Father, with Vivian Liberto, of Rosanne Cash, Tara Cash, Cindy Cash and Kathy Cash.
81 November 1997: Treated for pneumonia.

#Quote
1 I kept thinking I could have been down there listening with the prisoners. Only been in jail twice, and just overnight, but you don't need much to see what it's like. Both times it was for pills, dexedrine. Second time I woke up in a Georgia jail not knowing how I got there. Could've ended up on a chain gang, but the jailer was a fan of mine and he let me go.
2 [on performing at Folsom Prison] A prison audience is the most exciting in the world. The men are with you, feeding you every second, Maybe because they need you so bad...I gave them a stiff shot of realism, singing about the things they talk about, the outside, shooting, escaping, girl friends, and coming to the end. They knew it was for them. Just them and me.
3 Ain't nothin' too weird for me. People call me wild. Not really though, I'm not.I guess I've never been normal, not what you call Establishment. I'm country.
4 Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.
5 You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.
6 After about three lessons the voice teacher said, "Don't take voice lessons. Do it your way".
7 You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way.
8 You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
9 [in 2002, on his beloved brother Jack, who died in 1943 when Johnny was 11] There's never been two months gone by that I haven't dreamed about him. He's tried to help turn me to the way of life.
10 I learn from my mistakes. It's a very painful way to learn, but without pain, the old saying is, there's no gain.
11 [in acknowledgment of his similarity to today's "gangsta" rappers] I wouldn't let anybody influence me into thinking I was doing the wrong thing by singing about death, hell and drugs. Beause I've always done that, and I always will.
12 I did not vote for Mr. Bush [President George W. Bush]. Let's leave it at that.
13 I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.
14 How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.

#Trademark
1 Would often start his concerts with his signature "Folsom Prison Blues"
2 The "Boom-Chicka-Boom" sound of his backup band
3 His tough "outlaw" image and his defiant attitude
4 His songs often had an underlying social meaning, and he expressed his disgust at injustice
5 Many of his songs are about outlaws or tough men who have had hard lives
6 Always introduced himself with the words "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash"
7 Deep baritone voice with southern accent
8 Often wears black clothing
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