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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 HumanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Willkommen ÖsterreichTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Romaine par moins 302009performer: "Ring Of Fire"
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2009TV Series 1 episode
Game Boys2008performer: "Custer"
Stargate: Atlantis2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Blood2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loquillo leyenda urbana2008Documentary writer: "El hombre de negro"
Billy: The Early Years2008writer: "Over the Next Hill" - as John R. Cash
My Name Is EarlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
My Best Friend's Girl2008performer: "The Man Comes Around" / writer: "The Man Comes Around" - as John R. Cash
Qwerty2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Generation KillTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed2008Documentary performer: "Personal Jesus"
Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
SkinsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Parashat Ha-Shavua2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Der LandarztTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Opry Video Classics: Duets2007Video performer: "Jackson"
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007Video performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007Video performer: "Ring of Fire"
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame2007Video 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 NightmaresTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
American Gangster2007performer: "Guess Things Happen That Way" 1958
Grand Ole Opry2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whisper2007/Iperformer: "RING OF FIRE"
Dr. Psycho - Die Bösen, die Bullen, meine Frau und ich2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Are We Done Yet?2007performer: "A Boy Named Sue"
The ShieldTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Las Vegas2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ben Folds: Live at My Space2007Video writer: "I Walk The Line"
The Trial of Tony Blair2007TV Movie performer: "I Hung My Head" / writer: "I Hung My Head"
Numb3rs2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV Special performer: "Jackson"
Kunsten å tenke negativt2006performer: "Folsom Prison Blues", "Cry, Cry, Cry" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues", "Cry, Cry, Cry"
Alles Was Groen2006Short performer: "I Hung My Head"
Veronica Mars2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash: The Road Show2006Video 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!2006Video performer: "Guess Things Happen That Way"
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game performer: "I'm an Easy Rider"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The WireTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Today's Country Music2006Video performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland2006Documentary performer: "Get Rhythm", " Ghost Riders in the Sky" / writer: "Get Rhythm" - as John R. Cash
Viva Blackpool2006TV Movie performer: "Ring of Fire"
Silent Hill2006performer: "Ring of Fire"
Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit2006TV Movie performer: "The Man Comes Around" / writer: "The Man Comes Around"
Crocodile Alert2006TV Movie performer: "Ring of Fire"
CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country2006Video Game as John R. Cash, "I Walk The Line"
The Simpsons2005-2006TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fun with Dick and Jane2005performer: "Why Me Lord"
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentary performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
The World's Greatest Gigs2005TV Movie documentary performer: "Wanted Man", "San Quentin" - uncredited / writer: "San Quentin" - uncredited
Daltry Calhoun2005performer: "Oh Lonesome Me"
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentary performer: "Hurt"
Walk the Line2005performer: "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 MastersTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2005 writer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2005
Havoc2005writer: "How Do U Want It"
The CloserTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Hurt2005Video short performer: "Hurt"
The Wendell Baker Story2005performer: "Wanted Man"
The West Wing2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Live in Memphis2005Video documentary writer: "I Still Miss Someone"
Why We Fight2005Documentary performer: "Hurt" - uncredited
Flight of the Phoenix2004performer: "I've Been Everywhere"
Cold CaseTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2004 writer - 2 episodes, 2004
Rory O'Shea Was Here2004performer: "Hurt"
Cold Chisel Ringside2004Video writer: "Big River"
Kill Bill: Vol. 22004performer: "A Satisfied Mind"
Walking Tall2004performer: "Five Feet High and Rising" / writer: "Five Feet High and Rising"
Dawn of the Dead2004performer: "The Man Comes Around" / writer: "The Man Comes Around" - as John R. Cash
Starsky & Hutch2004performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues" - as John R. Cash
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video Game performer: "Ring of Fire"
CMT Crossroads2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
S.P.U.N.G2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Smallville2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rundown2003performer: "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" / writer: "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" - as Johnny R. Cash
Boston Public2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Third Watch2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hunted2003performer: "Highway 61 Revisited", "The Man Comes Around" / writer: "The Man Comes Around"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frailty2001arranger: "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 Girl2001Short performer: "Ring of Fire"
One Night at McCool's2001performer: "Wanted Man" 1969 / writer: "Wanted Man" 1969
Little Nicky2000writer: "Folsom Prison Blues" - as John R. Cash
Gone in Sixty Seconds2000performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
Committed2000/Iperformer: "Green Green Grass of Home", "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues" - as John R. Cash
Tumbleweeds1999performer: "Sea of Heartbreak"
Happy, Texas1999writer: "Passin' Thru"
Finding North1998performer: "Mother Maybelle"
Jackie Brown1997performer: "Tennessee Stud" 1959
Perdita Durango1997"I Walk The Line" / performer: "I Walk The Line"
Before Women Had Wings1997TV Movie performer: "Ring of Fire"
The Big One1997Documentary performer: "I've Been Everywhere" 1962
U Turn1997performer: "Honky-Tonk Girl", "Ring Of Fire"
Feeling Minnesota1996performer: "Ring of Fire"
Bastard Out of Carolina1996performer: "I Walk The Line" / writer: "I Walk The Line" - as John R. Cash
Moonshine Highway1996TV Movie performer: "I Forgot To Remember To Forget"
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary1996TV Special performer: "Ring of Fire"
Tohuwabohu1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dead Man Walking1995performer: "In Your Mind" / writer: "In Your Mind"
Grumpier Old Men1995performer: "Ring Of Fire", "Understand Your Man" / writer: "Understand Your Man" - as Johnny R. Cash
Chicago HopeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead1995performer: "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues" - as John R. Cash
Walls in the City1994performer: "Home of the Blues"
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love and a .451994performer: "Ring of Fire"
RockVideo Monthly1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools HollandTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone1994TV Movie performer: "The Legend of Wyatt Earp"
Lightning Jack1994performer: "Wanted Man"
A Perfect World1993performer: "Guess Things Happen That Way"
Rudy1993performer: "Ring of Fire"
Suture1993performer: "Ring of Fire"
The Thing Called Love1993performer: "JACKSON", "A THING CALLED LOVE" / writer: "HEY, PORTER"
Faraway, So Close!1993performer: "The Wanderer"
Red Rock West1993performer: "HEY PORTER", "FOLSOM PRISON BLUES" / writer: "HEY PORTER", "FOLSOM PRISON BLUES" - as John R. Cash
Dutch1991performer: "One Piece At A Time"
Texasville1990performer: "Highway Patrolman"
Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion1989TV Movie performer: "Big Train from Memphis"
Tennessee Waltz1989performer: "Just the Other Side of Nowhere"
Illegally Yours1988performer: "Love Is A Gambler", "The Lady Of Love", "One Wish"
My Best Friend's Birthday1987performer: "I Walk the Line" / writer: "I Walk the Line"
The Big Town1987performer: "HOME OF THE BLUES" / writer: "HOME OF THE BLUES"
Blue City1986writer: "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"
Static1985performer: "Ring of Fire"
Hill Street Blues1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Desert Hearts1985performer: "GET RHYTHM" / writer: "GET RHYTHM"
The Winning Hand1985TV 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 ränniin1985TV Movie performer: "I Walk the Line" / writer: "I Walk the Line"
The Baron and the Kid1984TV Movie performer: "The Baron"
Transport1983TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1979 - 1982 performer - 1 episode, 1982
They All Laughed1981performer: "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 Hallam1981TV Movie performer: "Moving Up", "I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal", "Sweet Kentucky", "Paradise" / writer: "Moving Up"
Country Superstars of the 70s1979TV Movie performer: "We Are Coming Father Abraham", "Battle Hymn of the Republic", "I Wish I Was In Dixie"
Saint Jack1979performer: "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"
Norma Rae1979performer: "Cindy, I Love You" 1977 - uncredited / writer: "Cindy, I Love You" 1977 - uncredited
Herowork1977writer: "Don't Take Your Guns To Town"
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls1977TV 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 Prairie1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards1974TV Special performer: "The Lady Came from Baltimore"
Columbo1974TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus1973performer: "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 København1971TV 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 Christianshavn1971TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Gunfight1971performer: "A Gunfight" / writer: "A Gunfight"
The Johnny Cash ShowTV Series performer - 54 episodes, 1969 - 1971 writer - 40 episodes, 1969 - 1971
Little Fauss and Big Halsy1970performer: "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 Record1970TV Special performer: "A Boy Named Sue"
Johnny Cash in San Quentin1969TV 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 Nashville1967performer: "Were You there", "The one on the right is on the left" / writer: "I walk the line"
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hootenanny Hoot1963performer: "Frankie's Man Johnny"
The Night Rider1962TV 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 Live1961performer: "Five Minutes To Live" / writer: "Five Minutes To Live"
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rebel1959TV Series performer: "The Ballad of Johnny Yuma"
The Dinah Shore Chevy ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1959 writer - 1 episode, 1959
The Dick Clark Show1958TV Series performer - 1 episode
Logan2017performer: "Hurt" post-production
Country Style, U.S.A.1958TV Series short performer - 1 episode
Gintberg på kanten2016TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Ranch PartyTV Series performer - 1 episode writer - 1 episode
Mafia III2016Video Game performer: "Folson Prison Blues Live", "Ring of Fire" - uncredited / writer: "Folson Prison Blues Live" - uncredited
Preacher2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Life (AKA The Boy Who Commits a Murder)2016writer: "Personal Jesus"
The Walking DeadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Atop the Fourth Wall2016TV Series 1 episode
The BlacklistTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones2015TV Movie documentary performer: "Oh Pretty Woman"
Master of NoneTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV Movie performer: "Get Rhythm" / writer: "Get Rhythm"
SerieslyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Voice2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Halt and Catch Fire2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage2015performer: "Ghost Riders In The Sky"
Zum Teufel mit der Wahrheit2015TV Movie performer: "Personal Jesus" - uncredited
WPC 56TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Pop Gold2015TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Der Metzger und der Tote im Haifischbecken2015TV Movie performer: "I'm Leaving Now", "I See a Darkness", "The Mercy Seat" - uncredited
Gotham2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Marked2014TV Short performer: "Ringing The Bells For Jim"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Brows Held High2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentary performer: "One Too Many Mornings", "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series 1 episode
The Affair2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Marty Stuart ShowTV Series writer - 13 episodes, 2008 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Union2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Elementary2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Person of Interest2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World2013TV Movie documentary performer: "Danny Boy" - uncredited
Rude Tube2010-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Honeyballers2013TV Movie documentary performer: "Hurt" - uncredited
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "General Lee" / performer: "Highwayman" - as The Highwaymen / writer: "General Lee"
Danville 2nd Ward Young MenTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Killing Season2013performer: "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" / writer: "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"
Operation Belvis Bash2013writer: "Man in Black"
Defiance2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sound City2013Documentary performer: "Rusty Cage"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2013TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Django Unchained2012arranger: "Ain't No Grave Black Opium Remix" - as John R. Cash / performer: "Ain't No Grave Black Opium Remix"
Nashville2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Motel Life2012performer: "Girl From the North Country"
Pastewka2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waterloo Road2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Silver Linings Playbook2012performer: "Girl from the North Country"
DallasTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012
The Last Ride2012performer: "The Night Hank Williams Came to Town"
Killing Them Softly2012performer: "The Man Comes Around" / writer: "The Man Comes Around"
Sunset Strip2012Documentary performer: "Drive On" / writer: "Drive On"
Beauty Is Embarrassing2012Documentary writer: "I'm Ragged But I'm Right"
American IdolTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Electrick Children2012arranger: "Wreck of the Old 97"
I've Been Everywhere2011Video short performer: "I've Been Everywhere"
Ghost AdventuresTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Beacons of Light: New York Illuminated2011Short writer: "I Walk the Line" - as John R. Cash
Some Jerk with a CameraTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Help2011performer: "Jackson"
Jedermann Remixed2011TV Movie writer: "The Man Comes Around"
Colombiana2011performer: "Hurt"
Opry Memories2011TV Movie performer: "Ring of Fire", "Jackson", "Folsom Prison Blues" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
The Hangover Part II2011performer: "The Beast In Me"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
WrestleMania XXVII2011TV Special performer: "Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold This Body Down"
Grey's Anatomy2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV Movie performer: "Ring Of Fire"
The Green Hornet2011performer: "I Hung My Head"
Chikara JoshiMania Night III2011Video performer: "God's Gonna Cut You Down"
Heart Zero2010Short writer: "Hurt"
Lip ServiceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
TatortTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
I'm Still Here2010/Iperformer: "I Walk the Line" / writer: "I Walk the Line"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deadliest Catch2010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Sunday Morning Coming Down2010Short performer: "Sunday Morning Coming Down"
NCISTV Series 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
WrestleMania XXVI2010TV Special performer: "Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold This Body Down"
Lemmy2010Documentary writer: "Big River"
Criminal Minds2008-2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
WWE Raw2005-2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Crazies2010performer: "We'll Meet Again"
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 12010Video performer: "Folsom Prison Blues", "One Piece At A Time with clip", "Orange Blossom Special" / writer: "Folsom Prison Blues"
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game "Ring of Fire"
Solitary Man2009performer: "Solitary Man"
Banda sonoraTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Nine Inch Nails and the Industrial Uprising2009Video documentary performer: "Hurt"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I2009Video performer: "God's Gonna Cut You Down"
The Bob Zula2009Short performer: "Ring of Fire"
Lie to Me2009TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Backroom2016Short writer/performer: "Thanks a Lot" post-production
The Pride of Jesse Hallam1981TV Movie music arranger / musician
The Rebel1959-1961TV Series singer - 76 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House of Many Sorrows2016post-productionT.V. Segment
The Hunted2003Narrator (voice, uncredited)
All My Friends Are Cowboys1998Johnny
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1993-1997TV SeriesKid Cole
The Simpsons1997TV SeriesCoyote
Renegade1996TV SeriesHenry Travis
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1988TV SeriesElder Davy Crockett
Waylon Jennings: America1986Video short
Stagecoach1986TV MovieMarshal Curly Wilcox
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James1986TV MovieFrank James
North and South1985TV Mini-SeriesJohn Brown
The Baron and the Kid1984TV MovieThe Baron / Will
Murder in Coweta County1983TV MovieLamar Potts
The Pride of Jesse Hallam1981TV MovieJesse Hallam
Thaddeus Rose and Eddie1978TV MovieThaddeus Rose
Little House on the Prairie1976TV SeriesCaleb Hodgekiss
Columbo1974TV SeriesTommy Brown
A Gunfight1971Abe Cross
NET Playhouse1971TV SeriesJohn Ross
The Partridge Family1970TV SeriesVariety Show Host
The Night Rider1962TV ShortJohnny Laredo
Five Minutes to Live1961Johnny Cabot
The Deputy1961TV SeriesBo Braddock
The Rebel1960TV SeriesPratt
Wagon Train1959TV SeriesFrank Hoag
Shotgun Slade1959TV SeriesSheriff

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When the Man Comes Around2013Short song
Walk the Line2005book "Cash: The Autobiography" / book "Man in Black"
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus1973writer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ridin' the Rails: The Great American Train Story1974TV Movie
I Walk the Line1970

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus1973producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Winding Stream2014Documentary sincere thanks
Hurt2010Short thanks
The Haunting in Connecticut2009in memory of
Evocator2009Short grateful acknowledgment
Counter Convention: A Free New York Special2005Documentary special thanks
I Still Miss Someone1999Short dedicatee - as John R. Cash
U2: Rattle and Hum1988Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magical World of Disney1988TV SpecialHimself
Hee Haw1974-1988TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest
I Am What I Am1987TV MovieHimself
The Late Show1986TV SeriesHimself
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The CBS Morning News1986TV SeriesHimself
Texas 150: A Celebration1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Academy of Country Music's 20th Anniversary Reunion1986TV SpecialHimself
The 13th Annual American Music Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - via satellite
The Winning Hand1985TV MovieHimself
The Tommy Hunter Show1985TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1982-1985TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host / Various
Blue Suede Shoes1985TV SpecialHimself - Narrator
Super Birthday: A World's Fair Salute to Bob Hope1984TV MovieHimself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Cash: Cowboy Heroes1982TV MovieHimself
Standing Room Only1982TV SeriesHimself
Country Comes Home1982TV Special
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters1982TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Cash: Christmas in Scotland1981TV MovieHimself
The First 100 Years of Recorded Music1981TV SpecialHimself
Johnny Cash and the Country Girls1981TV MovieHimself
Command Performance: The Stars Salute the President1981TV Special documentaryHimself
Where Have All the Children Gone1980TV Special
Freddy Quinn und seine Freunde1980TV MovieHimself
Beat-Club1972-1980TV SeriesHimself - Musician / Himself
WWF Club1980TV SeriesHimself (1982)
The Muppet Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Star
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years1980TV SpecialHimself
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1976-1980TV SeriesHimself
Hank Williams: The Man and His Music1980TV MovieHimself
Johnny Cash Christmas1979TV MovieHimself
The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute to Mother Maybelle Carter1979TV SpecialHimself
Country Superstars of the 70s1979TV MovieHimself
The Johnny Cash Christmas Special1978TV MovieHimself - Host
Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy1978TV SpecialHimself
12th Annual Country Music Association Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1978TV SeriesHimself - Country Vocalist / Himself - Co-Host
50 Years of Country Music1978TV MovieHimself
The Johnny Cash Christmas Special1977TV MovieHimself - Host
11th Annual Country Music Association Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
A Concert: Behind Prison Walls1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash and Friends1976TV SeriesHimself (1976)
Johnny Cash Christmas Special1976TV MovieHimself
10th Annual Country Music Association Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1976TV SeriesThemselves / Himself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Die Drehscheibe1975TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Musikladen1972-1975TV SeriesHimself
Ridin' the Rails: The Great American Train Story1974TV MovieHimself
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Host / Performer
Dean Martin Presents Music Country1973TV SeriesHimself
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus1973Himself
The 15th Annual Grammy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Flip1972TV SeriesHimself
Eat the Document1972DocumentaryHimself
Laugh-In1972TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Cash i København1971TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Film Night1971TV SeriesHimself
The Johnny Cash Show1969-1971TV SeriesHimself - Host / Singer
The Jim Nabors Hour1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
Warren Roberts Presents1971TV SeriesHimself
The Nashville Sound1970DocumentaryHimself
Swing Out, Sweet Land1970TV MovieHimself
BBC Show of the Week1970TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1968-1970TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
The Everly Brothers Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Ray Stevens Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Best on Record1970TV SpecialPerformer / Grammy Winner
The Bob Hope Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Baff - Fast eine Sendung1970TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Man Alive1969TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Andy Williams Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Cash in San Quentin1969TV Movie documentaryHimself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music1969DocumentaryHimself
Operation: Entertainment1969TV SeriesHimself
The Road to Nashville1967Himself
Festival1967DocumentaryHimself
Swingin' Country1966TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Lawrence Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Hootenanny1963TV SeriesHimself
Hootenanny Hoot1963Himself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1960TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Bell Telephone Hour1959TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Boy Meets Girls1959TV SeriesHimself
The Jimmie Rodgers Show1959TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1959TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The George Gobel Show1959TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1959TV SeriesSinger
Cal's Corral1959TV SeriesHimself - Musician (1959-1972)
The Dick Clark Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Country Style, U.S.A.1958TV Series shortHimself - Singer
The Jackie Gleason Show1957TV SeriesHimself / Musical Guest
Ranch Party1957TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Town Hall Party1952TV SeriesHimself
Hometown Jamboree1949TV SeriesHimself (1949-1960)
American Masters2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Winding Stream2014DocumentaryArtist
The Mountains Will Wait for You2013Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Kids' Favorite Country Songs2007VideoHimself
The Special2005DocumentaryHimself
Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies2005DocumentaryHimself
Johnny Cash Live: Remember Me the Man in Black2003VideoHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Johnny Cash: Hurt2003Video shortHimself
Larry King Live1996-2002TV SeriesHimself
Billy Graham Classic Crusades2001TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day2000Video documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash: The Anthology2000VideoHimself
An All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash1999TV Special documentaryHimself - Himself
TNT Johnny Cash Tribute1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH1 Storytellers1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1996TV Special documentaryHimself - Honoree
Later... With Jools Holland1994-1996TV SeriesHimself
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Die Peter Alexander Show1992-1995TV SeriesHimself
Lost in Music1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Radio Star - die AFN-Story1995DocumentaryHimself
The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame1995TV Special documentaryHimself
Gene Autry, Melody of the West1994DocumentaryNarrator
Johnny Cash, Manhattan Center1994TV MovieHimself
RockVideo Monthly1994TV SeriesHimself
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman1994TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-1994TV SeriesHimself
Kris Kristofferson: His Life and Work1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration1993TV Special documentaryHimself
Someone Cry for the Children: The Girl Scout Murders1993Video documentaryNarrator
Sesame Street1992TV SeriesHimself
Thoughts on the Flag1992ShortHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Crisco Kid1992DocumentaryHimself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Willie Nelson: My Life1991Himself
Highwaymen Live!!!1990VideoHimself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
An All Star Salute to Country Music1990TV MovieHimself - Host
Waylon: Renegade. Outlaw. Legend.1990Video documentaryHimself
Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion1989TV MovieHimself
Tennessee Waltz1989Himself
The 7th Annual Golden Boot Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Rockopop1988TV SeriesHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hier ist ein Mensch: Peter Alexander2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lego Dimensions2015Video GameCoyote
Johnny Cash: American Rebel2015DocumentaryHimself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV MovieHimself
Glastonbury Golden Greats2015TV MovieHimself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Pop Gold2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Bob Harris: My Nashville2014DocumentaryHimself
The Marty Stuart Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
1st Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 20132013TV MovieHimself
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville2013DocumentaryHimself
Tracks2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock Legends2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Song by Song: Johnny Cash2012TV Series
My Father and the Man in Black2012DocumentaryHimself
Discovering Music2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Country at the BBC2011TV MovieHimself
The Joy of Country2011TV MovieHimself
Ghost Adventures2011TV SeriesHimself
Opry Memories2011TV MovieHimself
CMT Insider2006-2011TV SeriesHimself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHimself
Legenden2010TV Series documentaryHimself
A Capitol Fourth2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rare Southern Gospel Singing Celebration2010VideoHimself - Performer
Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 12010VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin'2009VideoHimself
Banda sonora2009TV SeriesHimself
Nine Inch Nails and the Industrial Uprising2009Video documentaryHimself
Legends2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison2008DocumentaryHimself
Johnny Cash's America2008DocumentaryHimself
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories2008VideoHimself
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice2008DocumentaryHimself
Biography1995-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Opry Video Classics: Duets2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Legends2007VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame2007VideoHimself
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream2007DocumentaryHimself
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Glastonbury 20072007TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song2007DocumentaryHimself
My Music: Country Pop Legends2006TV MovieHimself
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2006TV SeriesHimself
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash: The Road Show2006Video documentaryHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
Best of Country Live!2006VideoHimself
American Revolutions: The Highwaymen2006TV MovieHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today's Country Music2006VideoHimself
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT Greatest Moments: Johnny Cash2006TV SpecialHimself
The Ballad of Peter La Farge2006Documentary shortHimself
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down2006Video shortHimself
The World's Greatest Gigs2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert2005TV SpecialHimself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself
American Masters2001-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Appalachians2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash: Live at Montreux 19942005VideoHimself
Grand Ole Opry's Vintage Classics2005TV MovieHimself
Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of 'Walk the Line'2005TV Short documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash Singing at His Best2004VideoHimself
CMT: 100 Greatest Music Videos2004TV MovieHimself
Johnny Cash: The Last Great American2004TV MovieHimself
Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute2003TV MovieHimself
60 Minutes2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Musician (segment "Johnny Cash")
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Top of the Pops 22003TV SeriesHimself
Inside Fame2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2001TV SeriesHimself
Classic Albums: Elvis Presley2001Video documentaryHimself
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dolly Parton: She Ain't No Dumb Blonde1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes: The Entertainers1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arena1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Musikladen1981TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1976TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongWalk the Line (2005)· Joaquin Phoenix (performed by)
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Short Form Music Video· Aristides McGarry (Video Producer)
· Mark Romanek (Video Director)
1989Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1987Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaStagecoach (1986)· Raymond Katz (executive producer)
· Willie Nelson (executive producer/actor)
· Waylon Jennings (actor)
· Kris Kristofferson (actor)
· Elizabeth Ashley (actress)
1976Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on March 9, 1976 at 6320 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Joe Strummer
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Vocal Performance - MaleFor the song "Engine One-Forty-Three" (Nominated posthumously).


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#Fact
1Father-in-law of Jimmy Tittle.
2Grandfather of Dustin Tittle and Kacy Tittle.
3At the Country Music Awards 1969, he was given the award for "Entertainer of Year".
4Has a species of tarantula named for him, 'Aphonopelma johnnycashi.' The tarantula in question is black, and can be found in the area around Folsom.
5One of his biggest fans is Jackass star Johnny Knoxville. The two became friends before Cash died.
6Appears on a nondenominated USA commemorative postage stamp in the Music Icons series, issued 5 June 2013. Price on day of issue was 46¢.
7Johnny'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.
8His 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.
9In 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.
10According 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.
11According 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.
12He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
13Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 73-76. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
14His album "Ring of Fire" (1964) was the first country album to ever reach the top of the US pop charts.
15Stepfather-in-law of Nick Lowe.
16Recorded over 1500 songs throughout his career.
17Was friends with Elvis Presley.
18Great-uncle of Kelly Cash.
19In the 1980s, he found love letters to wife June Carter Cash from Elvis Presley in their attic. Upon finding these, he burned them.
20Godfather of John Keach, the son of Jane Seymour and James Keach.
212001: He was awarded the American National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment of the Arts.
22Along 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.
23Johnny'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.
24Among "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.
25Proposed to wife June Carter Cash over 30 times before she finally said "Yes".
26His 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.
27Founded his first band called "Landsberg Barbarians" while being a radio operator of the US Air Force in Landsberg am Lech, Germany.
28Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.
29Apart 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.
30January 2006: His long-time lakeside home in Hendersonville, TN, was bought by a corporation owned by The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb.
3110/24/03: 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.
32Stepfather of Carlene Carter and Rosey Nix Adams.
33His good friend Kris Kristofferson admitted that he wrote his well-known and not-entirely-flattering "Pilgrim" about Cash.
34After 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.
35Contrary 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).
36Kingsland, 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).
37The 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.
38Stated in an interview with Larry King that his favorite country singer is Dwight Yoakam.
39In 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.
40The 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".
41Was ranked #1 of the 40 greatest men in country music.
42In 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.
43He 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.
44Cash'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.
45During 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.".
46He 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).
47He was voted the 31st Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
48Member of The Highwaymen, with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. The foursome recorded several albums in the 1980s and 1990s.
49Was 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.
50His 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.
51Is mentioned in the Danish band Nephew's single "Superliga".
52After 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.
53Cash 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.
54Although 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.
55He had English, and smaller amounts of Scottish and Irish, ancestry. His surname, "Cash", traced back to Scotland.
56Backed 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.
57He 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.
58He 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.
59He 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.
60He 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.
61His 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.
62Ex-brother-in-law of Ray Liberto.
63His 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.
64He 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.
65The 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.
66Elvis 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.
67The 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.
68Son-in-law of Mother Maybelle Carter.
69The 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.
70His 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.
71Father, with June Carter Cash, of John Carter Cash.
72He suffered from a fear of flying and snakes.
73He 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.
74His album "Bitter Tears" contains original songs told from the viewpoint of Native Americans.
75Recorded entire albums live in Folsom and San Quentin Prisons, in front of highly receptive audiences of convicts.
76In 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.
77Once 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."
78Brother of country singer Tommy Cash, Reba Hancock and Joanne Cash Yates.
79Is the only person besides Hank Williams to have been inducted into the Songwriters, Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
80Father, with Vivian Liberto, of Rosanne Cash, Tara Cash, Cindy Cash and Kathy Cash.
81November 1997: Treated for pneumonia.

#Quote
1I 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.
3Ain'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.
4Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.
5You'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.
6After about three lessons the voice teacher said, "Don't take voice lessons. Do it your way".
7You'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.
8You 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.
10I 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.
12I did not vote for Mr. Bush [President George W. Bush]. Let's leave it at that.
13I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.
14How 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.

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

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