Read Johnny Cash’s 1968 New Year’s Eve Letter to Himself

Johnny Cash Letter to himself

Johnny Cash frequently wrote letters to himself on the last day of the year and in his son’s book, House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father, Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash recounts one letter from 1968. “For many years, Dad would write himself a letter on December 31, summarizing the year’s events and looking … Read more

[Watch] Jimmy Fallon and Ethan Hawke Parody Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”

Jimmy Fallon Ethan Hawke on the road again

Jimmy Fallon and Ethan Hawke teamed up on a recent episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” with a hilarious parody of Willie Nelson’s hit “On the Road Again.” In the episode, the late night host portrays Johnny Cash while Ethan takes on the role of Willie Nelson. Complete with a red wig and … Read more

“The Johnny Cash Show” Returns with Rebroadcast On GetTV

Johnny Cash Waylon Jennings

Johnny Cash became a well known personality in the late 1960s thanks to his popular television show, “The Johnny Cash Show,” and now fans can revisit the series each Sunday on GetTV. The show’s rebroadcast began on July 8 and airs each Sunday at 10 p.m. EST. “The Johnny Cash Show” was recorded live from … Read more

New Album ‘Johnny Cash: Forever Words’ is An Amazing Look Inside Johnny Cash’s Deep Love for June Carter Cash

Johnny Cash, The Man in Black, may have been an outlaw and he may have battled more demons than many people know exist, but at his core, he was a romantic, a poet and deeply in love with June Carter Cash. Over the course of Johnny and June’s relationship, the couple exchanged poems and letters, … Read more

10 Best Songs From Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash’s songbook is one of American idealisms, detailing sorrow, grief, addiction and romance. Over the course of five decades, he transformed country and pop music with his sharp penmanship and astute covers of his peers’ work. His countless studio records, ranging from I Walk the Line and Silver to At Folsom Prison, Bitter Tears … Read more

12-Song Crash Course in Outlaw Country

During the 1950s and 1960s, country music experienced the commercial and artistic success known as the Nashville Sound. However, by the 1970s it was clear that the Nashville Sound was simply not working for many country artists. It was nearly impossible for new or unfamiliar artists to get any attention, and the artists that did … Read more

10 Best Story Songs in Country Music History

Thanks to acts like Carrie Underwood and Brandy Clark, the story-song is making a resurgence in modern country music. But the format’s history is rich with real-life narratives and often southern gothic-inspired tales of revenge, murder and mystery. There is typically a three-verse structure, but that’s not always the rule. The likes of Johnny Cash … Read more

Patsy Cline Museum Coming to Nashville

Bill and Shannon Miller, founders of the Johnny Cash Museum, have announced plans to open a similar venue honoring Patsy Cline. Construction on the new museum is scheduled to begin in June. “Of all the artists in the history of country music, few are as recognized and as recognizable as Patsy Cline,” Bill Miller said. … Read more

Joan Rivers Wasn’t Impressed With Johnny and June Cash’s Engagement Story

Back before some of us were even old enough to attempt to “Walk the Line,” Johnny Cash was lighting up the stage on late night talk shows. In this video, on an episode of The Joan Rivers Show in 1985, Cash performed his smash hit “Ring of Fire” and his wife June joined him on … Read more

10 Best Outlaw Country Artists of All-Time

In the 1970s, country music was out of touch.  It consisted of lush, orchestral arrangements known as the Nashville Country Sound.  By the end of the decade, a few artists were so highly critical of the entire country music system (where artists were often told what songs they could sing), they rebelled against the executives … Read more

New Johnny Cash CDs Set to Release Soon

The upcoming release of two essential live albums from the legendary Johnny Cash has just been announced. For the first time ever, Johnny Cash’s Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971 will be released on CD and digital audio. The CD comes out on Friday, December 4 and is available for pre-order now. The historic performance was originally … Read more