Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert HilburnThe national bestseller celebrated as the ultimate Johnny Cash biography....Rock writer great Robert Hilburn goes deep. -- Rolling Stone
In this, the definitive biography of an American legend, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical superstar. Johnny Cashs extraordinary career stretched from his days at Sun Records with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the remarkable creative last hurrah, at age 69, that resulted in the brave, moving Hurt video.
As music critic for the Los Angeles Times, Hilburn knew Cash throughout his life: he was the only music journalist at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968, and he interviewed both Cash and his wife June Carter just months before their deaths. Drawing upon a trove of never-before-seen material from the singers inner circle, Hilburn creates an utterly compelling, deeply human portrait of a towering figure in country music, a seminal influence in rock, and an icon of American popular culture. Hilburns reporting shows the astonishing highs and deep lows that marked the journey of a man of great faith and humbling addiction who throughout his life strove to use his music to lift peoples spirits.
The 10 best Johnny Cash songs, as chosen by Tom Russell
Johnny Cash was a famous guitarist, singer-songwriter, author, and actor. He is regarded as one of the best-selling music artists of all time with a tremendous sales record of 90 million across the world. Although he is primarily recognized as a country music icon, his genre does not stop right there. His songs also embraced blues, folk, rock and roll, rockabilly, as well as gospel. He is also known for his humble demeanor , giving free prison concerts, and wearing a trademark all-black wardrobe while performing live. Here are some quotes and thoughts by the famous Johnny Cash about life, music, love, and success. When I was probably 4 years old.
Tom Russell has recorded 35 records over course of the last four decades. Let that sit with you a second. So, it follows, his back catalogue is a massively influential, if sprawling, body of work which takes its cues from various areas of folk, Americana, country, soul and most everything in-between. Below, to mark the release of new album Folk Hotel , he joins us to give us a rundown of the Cash songs which have impacted him most over the years. More information on Folk Hotel can be found at the bottom of the page. It had an art-deco cover. He transformed T.
There have been many books written about Johnny Cash, but The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash , is the first to examine Cash's incredible life through the lens of the songs he wrote and recorded. The book is slated for release on Monday, April You will be able to buy it wherever books are sold. Music journalist and historian John Alexander has drawn on decades of studying Cash's music and life, from his difficult depression-era Arkansas childhood through his death in , to tell a life story through songs. In discovering why Cash wrote a given song or chose to record it, the author introduces readers to a man whose primary consideration of any song was the difference music makes in people's lives, and not whether the song would become a hit.
Johnny Cash songs are some of the most iconic in the history of modern music. Beginning with "Cry! Cash also hosted a television show that brought together some of the most diverse musical talent in the world. After a dry period, he returned with a late-in-life career resurgence that reminded everyone all over again why he held such a place of prominence in American culture. It's as appropriate a choice as any to kick off the Top 10 Johnny Cash Songs. Cash had a latter-day resurrection with a couple of releases in his later years. This single, from the Grammy-winning Unchained album, is a re-recording of a Soundgarden song from