Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas, the fourth of seven children.
He was named John R. Cash because his parents couldn't think of a name, but he went by J. R. all throughout his childhood as a shortened version of his real name.
Johnny Cash would have turned 80-years-old this year, and though he isn’t alive to celebrate his birthday, the celebrations continue. On Friday night (April 20), Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas was packed nearly to capacity with eager fans, friends and family members who came together for a party in the late Man in Black’s honor.
John R. “Johnny” Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003, A.K.A. “The Man In Black”, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential muusicians of the 20th century.
Family and friends of country music legend Johnny Cash gathered Wednesday to announce the new museum in Nashville honoring the "Man in Black".
Cash’s son John Carter Cash, brother Tommy and granddaughter Chelsea were also on hand for the news conference.
Johnny Cash is the #2 artist of the 10 Most Popular Country Artists on Facebook.
Johnny Cash died three years before Facebook was ever invented. Somehow he does a surprisingly nice job of staying in touch with his fans.
Johnny cash, or the people promoting his online presence gets fans involved with the posts. See other artists in the top 10 after the jump.
Beginning with his mid-1950s recordings for Sun Records, John R. “Johnny” Cash has established an international profile as an ambassador of American roots music. He overcame personal demons to reach superstar status in the late 1960s and has continued to hew his own path musically into the twenty-first century...