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THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY CASH SPANS THE LEGEND’S ENTIRE CAREER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON A SINGLE DISC

Johnny Cash passed away at age 71 on September 12, 2003 but his legend lives on. The first album to span his entire career, 1955-2003, The Legend Of Johnny Cash (Hip-O/Sony BMG/UMe), released October 25, 2005, will lead into the November 18th premiere of Walk The Line, the 20th Century Fox film based on his early years and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, who perform several of the collection’s songs.

Featuring 21 of his recordings on the Sun, Columbia, Island and American Recordings labels, The Legend Of Johnny Cash is the first compilation to include his work on American. Also highlighting the package is a 16-page deluxe booklet with photos and essay by author Rich Kienzle.

His Sun Records tracks begin with his first single, “Hey, Porter”/“Cry! Cry! Cry!,” a Country Top 20 penned by Cash and produced by Sam Phillips. Straddling country and rock ‘n’ roll, they scored in 1956 with the Top 10 Country “Folsom Prison Blues,” #1 Country/Top 20 Pop “I Walk The Line” and #1 Country “Get Rhythm.” Also heard from his Sun days are 1958’s “Big River” (#4 Country/Top 20 Pop) and “Guess Things Happen That Way” (#1 Country/Top 20 Pop).

Cash signed with Columbia in 1958 and five years later had a #1 Country/Top 20 Pop hit with “Ring Of Fire,” a ballad co-written by June Carter, who in 1967 would duet with him on the #2 Country “Jackson” and later become his wife. In 1969, the live Johnny Cash At San Quentin yielded his biggest hit: Shel Silverstein’s novelty “A Boy Named Sue” (#1 Country/#2 Pop).
Kris Kristofferson composed Cash’s 1970 #1 Country hit “Sunday Morning Coming Down” while Cash himself composed his personal philosophy on 1971’s #3 Country “Man In Black,” his nickname for the rest of his days. Also from his Columbia tenure are 1976’s “One Piece At A Time” (#1 Country/Top 30 Pop) and 1985’s “Highwayman” with Waylon Jennings and Kristofferson.
Cash joined Mercury in 1986 and The Legend Of Johnny Cash includes a track from that period titled “The Wanderer,” a duet with U2 written by Bono and U2, taken from the group’s 1993 release Zooropa. That same year Rick Rubin, known for producing rap and rock acts, offered to record Cash singing whatever he chose. 1994’s American Recordings, including college radio favorite “Delia’s Gone,” brought Cash to a new generation and won the Best Contemporary Folk Album Grammy. On 1996’s Unchained, Cash brilliantly interpreted Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage” as well as the Hank Snow classic “I’ve Been Everywhere” and copped the Grammy for Best Country Album. On 2003’s American IV: The Man Comes Around, he revisited old favorite “Give My Love To Rose” and gave new meaning to Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” (the video for “Hurt” was 6 times nominated at MTV’s 2003 VMA’s and also won a Grammy for “Best Short Form Music Video” that same year). From 2003’s posthumous box set Unearthed, The Legend Of Johnny Cash adds an early take on “The Man Comes Around.”

Today, 50 years after his recording debut, Johnny Cash has taken his place among the immortals of American music.

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Get the new Johnny Cash, My Mother's Hymn Book e-card!
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My Mother's Hymn Book, released 4/6
Due to critical demand, My Mother's Hymn Book will be released from the Unearthed box set for a limited time only.  My Mother's Hymn Book is a collection of gospel and spiritual standards that the Cash family sang when Johnny was a boy.  These songs were pulled straight from Johnny's mother's actual hymn book and performed by Johnny with only his guitar.  My Mother's Hymn Book in stores NOW!
 
46th annual grammy AWARDS
Johnny Cash's video ìHurtî, directed by Mark Romanek, won a Grammy for 'Best Short Form Video'
 
unearthed npr interview
Listen to Bob Edward's interview with Rick Rubin about Unearthed which aired on NPR's Morning Edition on December 30.
 
johnny cash wins 3 cMA awards
The late Johnny Cash was recognized at this years CMA's with a heart felt tribute lead by Willie Nelson. The Man In Black was also awarded three 2003 Country Music Awards in the following categories:
- Single Of The Year - "Hurt"
- Album Of The Year - American IV: The Man Comes Around
- Music Video Of The Year - "Hurt"

 
Johnny cash box set
American Recordings/Lost Highway Records is releasing a Johnny Cash box set titled 'Unearthed' on November 25th. Not just your average box set of re-packaged music, 'Unearthed' is a 5 CD box containing 79 tracks from the American Recordings era. 'Unearthed' contains 4 entire discs of never-before-heard recordings. 'Unearthed' also contains 'My Mothers Hymn Book' a complete never released solo acoustic spiritual album. Deluxe packaging includes 104 page hard cover book, never before seen photo's and Johnny's personal comments, thoughts and memories about every song on the box.

Albums
Unearthed Volume One. 'Who's Gonna Cry'
Unearthed Volume Two. 'Trouble In Mind'
Unearthed Volume Three. 'Redemption Songs'
Unearthed Volume Four. 'My Mother's Hymn Book'
Unearthed Volume Five. 'Best Of Johnny Cash On American'


At this year's Americana Music Association awards show, Johnny Cash won Song Of The Year for "Hurt", Album Of The Year for "American IV-The Man Comes Around" and AMA Artist Of The Year for which John Carter Cash accepted the award for his father.
 
THE FAMILY OF JOHNNY CASH, IN THIS SAD HOUR, IS GREATLY COMFORTED BY THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE AND RESPECT FOR HIS REMARKABLE LIFE.  WE TAKE SOLACE IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HE IS AGAIN REUNITED WITH HIS DEAREST COMPANION, JUNE.  OUR LIVES, AND INDEED THE ENTIRE PLANET, WILL FOREVER FEEL THE EMPTINESS OF HIS LOSS, BUT HIS MUSIC AND THE GREATNESS OF HIS SPIRIT WILL ENDURE.

For all donation inquiries, the Cash Family have asked that any donations be made to :
The SOS Children's Mission
1317 F Street NW
Washington, DC  20004

John & June began helping the mission when they bought their house in Jamaica in the early 1970's. It is a worldwide organization. They have helped them build several homes for children through donations and charity concerts.
 


September 12, 2003
It is a profound blessing to have Johnny occupy such a large place in my life. His tireless work ethic and devotion to his craft make us all the richer with the countless recordings he has graced us with over the last 50 years.

He was truly a great man and he will live on in all of our hearts forever more. Our challenge is to listen to music with the same passion and emotion he put into making it.

- Rick Rubin
 

"Johnny Cash was one of the most amazing people to grace the Earth. His talents as a songwriter and an artist speak for themselves. I'm grateful to Rick Rubin for the opportunity to work him and Johnny on "American IV: The Man Comes Around". It was a true honor. To witness him receive his first Gold record in 30 years was one of the proudest moments for all of us at Lost Highway. He and Rick made beautiful music together. Johnny Cash was a beautiful person."

-Luke Lewis - President Lost Highway/Chairman UMG Nashville


congratulations!
Johnny's video "Hurt" won a VMA in the category of cinematography.
 
cash goes gold!
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Get your cash t-shirts
Johnny Cash t-shirts on sale at Music Today
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"HURT" Moves to #1
Starting May 20th Cash's video "Hurt" moved to #1 on CMT's Top 20 Countdown
 
TRIBUTE video
Watch the CMT Tribute video

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hurt video
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CASH ON IMUS
Listen to the archived interview of IMUS and Johnny Cash
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COUNTRY WEEKLY HONORS JOHNNY CASH WITH CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
"Johnny Cash the living embodiment of country music," says Country Weekly Editorial Director Neil Pond. "He's lived the life and walked the walk. He's done it all singing, songwriting, performing, recording, starring in his own TV series, acting in films. One hundred years from now, country music will still be feeling the rumble of his massive footsteps."  [ continued ]
 

 

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