Johnny Cash Is Golden
Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, J.R. Cash was one of six children belonging to Ray and Carrie Rivers Cash. When John was three years old, his father took advantage of a new Rooosevelt farm program and moved his young family to Dyess Colony in northeast Arkansas. There the Cash family farmed 20 acres of cotton and other seasonal crops, John worked alongside his parents and siblings in the fields. Music was an integral part of everyday life in the Cash household. John soaked up a variety of musical influences ranging from his mothers folk songs from the fields and the nearby railroads yards. He absorbed these like a sponge absorbs water. In later years Cash would draw from his in Arkansas for inspiration "Pickin Time" "Five Feet High And Rising"and "Look At Them Beans" are all reflections on Cashs early life.
Johnny Cash Learned to play the guitar from a polio-stricken school friend, Pete Barnhill. To me he was wonderful, the sound he made was purely Heavenly. He's where I got my guitar style,playing rhythm and leading with my thumb
Did You Know ?
Johnny Cash placed at least two singles on the Billboard Country charts yearly for 30 consecutive years, including an astonishing 25 between 1958 and 1960
#1- Johnny Cash Greatest Hits
Volume #1 ( 1967 ) 2 Million
#1- Ring Of Fire ( Best Of
Johnny Cash ) 1964
Johnny Cash,s Awards & Stats & Awards
Legends are Honored
Country great Johnny Cash and Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Received "Living Legend" Medals From The Library Of Congress In Washington, D.C. Ceremony April 23, 2000 Stanley 73, And His Band, The Clinch Mountain Boys, Performed Later That Same Day At The National Birthday Party And Concert On The East Lawn Of The Capitol Building . Other Medal Recipients Included Colin Powell, Harry Belafonte, Hank Aaron , Tony Bennett B.B. King And Barbara Streisand.
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Hall Of Fame
In 1980 at the age of 48 Johnny Cash became the youngest living inductee into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame bestowed it's honor on him in 1995 thus making him one of a handful of country artist in both organizations.
One December 2, 1989 Johnny Cash was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award From The National Academy of Songwriters.Johnny Cash to receive Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award
Johnny Cash will join Brian Wilson and songwriter Jeff Barry on December 2 1998 in Los Angeles to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Academy of Songwriters.
This award, the (Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award, ) is in my opinion one of the greatest awards that Johnny Cash has ever been given, and makes me a most proud Johnny Cash Fan ever. I also believe that Johnny Cash wrote some of the greatest songs ever! and so it one award I feel that he really deserves!! Congratulations Johnny Cash from the Eyes of a fan Steven Menke
The National Academy of Songwriters is a nonprofit charitable organization which educates songwriters through various seminars, workshops and showcases.
JOHNNY CASH,S POP CHART STATE'S
1959 BILLBOARD AWARD FOR THE
ALBUM THE FABULOUS JOHNNY CASH PRESENTED TO JOHNNY CASH
Voted by America's Country & Western Disk Jockeys as "Favorite Country & Western Album of 1959
These are Billboard POP Charts
Johnny Cash Has More Than 1500 Songs And almost 500 Albums To His Credit. He Has Had Placed 48 Singles On The Billboard Hot 100 Pop Charts And Countless Country Music Hits.At This Time I Don't Have The Billboard 48 Singles Hot 100 Pop Chart List
AUDIE MURPHY PATRIOTISM
AWARD TO JOHNNY CASH
Audie Murphy was the most decorated American soldier in history, receiving every decoration for valor America can give, as well as 5 decorations from France and Belgium. He now stands as an icon of patriotism and the American spirit. This award is given at the annual 4th of July Spirit of America Festival to an "outstanding American patriot or an outstanding group of individuals who most exemplify the true ‘Spirit of America.’ " Johnny's entire career was peppered with songs about the American experience, and his own patriotism was never hidden. In 1972 he released the intensely patriotic America. With other albums such as Songs of Our Soil (1959), From Sea to Shining Sea (1968) and Ragged Old Flag (1974), Johnny Cash always remained grounded in his American roots, striving to unmask and celebrate his country's history.
Other Awards Won By Johnny Cash
1964 GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR
"I WALK THE LINE" PRESENTED TO JOHNNY CASH
A certificate for Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Male
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