Johnny Cash was a country music star who died in 2003. He had more than 150 hit records and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He won a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.Continue Reading
Johnny Cash was born in Arkansas in 1932. He signed his first contract with Sun Records in 1955 and rose on the music charts with such hits as “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line.” Johnny Cash was known as the "Man in Black" for his signature clothing and cowboy hat.
In the 1960s Johnny Cash joined Columbia Records and recorded the live albums "At Folsom Prison" and "At San Quentin" at federal penitentiaries. In 1980 he became the youngest performer inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at age 48.
In the 1990s Johnny Cash signed with American Recordings and won multiple Grammy Awards for his next three albums. He also recorded with other country legends under the name Highwaymen.
Johnny Cash married his first wife Vivian in 1954, with whom he had four daughters. After they divorced, he married June Carter in 1968, with whom he had one son. June Carter Cash often performed with her husband. They died within four months of each other in 2003. Johnny Cash died of complications from diabetes in September of that year.Learn more about Art & Literature