Friday, June 24, 2011

Johny Cash




Johnny Cash was one of the most popular country and western singers of the 20th century with a career spanning over fifty years and a repertoire of songs that included folk, gospel, blues, rockabilly, rock and roll and alternative rock.

His compassion for the down trodden, the criminal, "the ones who are held back" was reflected in his tales of crime, persecution, and redemption which he delivered in a deep, gravelly voice filled with conviction.

He became known as "The Man in Black" for his tradition of wearing all black during performances and earned an outlaw reputation for his brushes with the law, including a publicized drug habit, and lyrics that mused about how he "killed a man in Reno, just to watch him die."

Cash is one of the few musicians to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has also starred in numerous films, television shows, penned his autobiography

Cash is one of the few musicians to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has also starred in numerous films, television shows, penned his autobiography twice and collaborated with musical greats like Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, U2, and producer Rick Rubin. His most important collaboration was with country singer June Carter, which earned him two Grammys and grew into a passionate love affair that led to a 35-year marriage.

Johnny Cash is remembered as a great storyteller, and one of the most influential artists of modern American music.

23 comments:

  1. He is a legend, that's for sure.

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  2. The man, the legend, the music! love it all, followed :)

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  3. I will always admire Mr. Cash for always stickin' up for the little guy, and for his strong faaith.

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  4. 'Hurt' is still by far my favourite Cash song

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  5. I absolutely love Johnny's music!

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  6. The song "Hurt" is my funeral song when I die.

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  7. He's definitely one of the greatest artists of last century. How personal his lyrics were in combination to the sheer strength of his voice were amazing.

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  8. Johnny Cash is beyond country, I love his material.

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  9. @Shelby same, I love that song!

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  10. Best voice, could claim any song his own.

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  11. the 4 acoustic cds that were released right after his death are awesome if you havenùt listened to them yet

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  12. Man, I never did understand Johny Cash. He does not put nearly enough emotion into his music. The instruments are great, the lyrics are interesting... but his singing just lacks something...

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  13. Great song here. Cash had some amazing Covers.

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  14. This guy is the greatest !!! +follow

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