Singer Johnny Cash is still beloved by many.
The singer-songwriter, musician, and actor was born on February 26, 1931, in Kingsland, Arkansas. He later passed away on September 12, 2003, at the Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown in Nashville, Tennessee.
Johnny Cash: Everything You Need To Know
Singer Johnny Cash was born John R. Cash and was known for his trademark bass-baritone voice. Although he was born to cotton farmers, he rose to fame performing on the rockabilly scene in Memphis, Tennessee, after a four-year run in the Air Force.
He has produced many notable songs over the years, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Ring,” “Ring of Fire,” and “Man in Black.” Later in his career, he began to cover songs by contemporary rock artists, including “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails and “Rusty Cage” by Soundgarden.
Cage is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time after selling 90 million records globally. His songs ranged in genre from country, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame due to his wide variety of contributions to the music industry. His rise to fame and subsequent career were portrayed in the 2005 biopic “Walk the Line,” where he was portrayed by actor Joaquin Phoenix.
Fans are celebrating his birthday by listening to some of his best-known songs throughout the years. Have a listen!
‘Folsom Prison Blues’
Johnny Cash were often begin concerts by walking up on stage, saying, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash,” and launching into his signature song.
“This is my favorite song The ‘Hello. I’m Johnny Cash’ gives me chills every time for some reason,” one fan wrote. “He is a legend.”
“All he had to say was ‘Hello, I’m Johnny Cash’ and you knew you were at the right place!” another commented. “We miss you man… we miss you a lot.”
“Hello I am Johnny Cash…..the rest is History. Legends never die,” another shared.
Another said, “The guitar solo is so simple it’s absurd but still one of the most iconic ever.”
“Some of us grew up listening to Johnny Cash,” another wrote. “The cool ones still do.”
‘Ring Of Fire’
“Is there anything better than a morning listening to Johnny Cash?” one fan asked.
“The greatest singer ever,” another wrote. “I’m so sad that I didn’t live in his time, RIP J.R Cash.”
“When Johnny Cash died the world truly lost a treasure,” another wrote. “There will never ever be anyone like him. He was so unique. Truly a legend.”
“There are very few artists who give me chills from the very first note,” said another. “Johnny Cash is at the top of that short list.”
“Happy birthday to the legend!” another commented. “I’m young but old at heart and this is Real music from real times, I always picture pulling up to a saloon somewhere out in the desert at sunset hearing this:)….”
‘I Walk The Line’ (Man in Black: Live in Denmark)
“Even if you are not that much into C&W music there’s no denying Johnny Cash,” one fan wrote.
“There will probably never be another voice like Johnny Cash for generations, that I’m sure,” another shared.
“No auto tune, just a beautiful voice,” another wrote. “I love you Johnny!”
“A real legend that will never be forgotten,” another commented.
“So great,” said another. “One of the best singers of all time.”
“The one and only. A true legend,” said another. “This song has always been my favorite Johnny Cash song.”
“Cash’s version of this song is great, but the old footage interspersed throughout the video just enhances the meaning and pushes it over the top,” one fan wrote. “Like life flashing before his eyes in his final days.”
“Still hits, hard,” another shared. “A legend, he may be gone but he won’t be forgotten.”
“This is hands down one of the best songs ever recorded I know it was originally a Nine inch nail song but even Trent Rezner himself was blown away by this!” another commented. “Johnny Cash was absolutely amazing! He’s the only country artist that I can think of which is loved by people from every type of music you can think of Pop rap rock metal so many people respect Johnny Cash!”
“R.I.P to the legendary Johnny Cash,” another wrote. “He will always be missed and will never be forgotten.”
Still Not Enough Johnny Cash For You?
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