J. R. Cash, known by his stage name Johnny Cash, was a songwriter, singer, guitarist, and actor. He was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, United States, and died on September 12, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee. This interpreter was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, which is why he became an icon of country music.
5. Man In Black
In the mid-1970s, Cash’s popularity and hit songs began to wane, but his autobiography, titled “Man in Black” (1975), sold 1.3 million copies.
4. Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar
It was the first album of the record company, Sun Record, and the last where Cash participated because he was quickly hired by Columbia. This singer quickly became famous with his lyrics inspired by the lives of marginalized groups: convicts, cowboys, or indigenous groups.
3. Hello, I’m Johnny Cash
Back on its release in April 1970, the album “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” became the No. 1 record of the “Man In Black” himself Johnny Cash.
2. American Recordings
With American Recordings, Cash had to face the nascent country groups, which began to impose other styles. Although, these groups of young people felt great respect and admiration for the singer.
1. American IV: The Man Comes Around
Starting the XXI century he released: American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002), the songs in the album were characterized by having a more reflective and introspective tone. One of the video clips that is part of American IV, it obtained critical endorsement and also won an MTV Video Music Awards in the category of the best cinematography in 2003 and a Grammy for the best music video in 2004.