Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert HilburnThe national bestseller celebrated as the ultimate Johnny Cash biography....Rock writer great Robert Hilburn goes deep. -- Rolling Stone
In this, the definitive biography of an American legend, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical superstar. Johnny Cashs extraordinary career stretched from his days at Sun Records with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the remarkable creative last hurrah, at age 69, that resulted in the brave, moving Hurt video.
As music critic for the Los Angeles Times, Hilburn knew Cash throughout his life: he was the only music journalist at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968, and he interviewed both Cash and his wife June Carter just months before their deaths. Drawing upon a trove of never-before-seen material from the singers inner circle, Hilburn creates an utterly compelling, deeply human portrait of a towering figure in country music, a seminal influence in rock, and an icon of American popular culture. Hilburns reporting shows the astonishing highs and deep lows that marked the journey of a man of great faith and humbling addiction who throughout his life strove to use his music to lift peoples spirits.
Johnny Cash’s 10 Best Spiritual Songs
There have been many books written about Johnny Cash, but The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash , is the first to examine Cash's incredible life through the lens of the songs he wrote and recorded. The book is slated for release on Monday, April You will be able to buy it wherever books are sold. Music journalist and historian John Alexander has drawn on decades of studying Cash's music and life, from his difficult depression-era Arkansas childhood through his death in , to tell a life story through songs. In discovering why Cash wrote a given song or chose to record it, the author introduces readers to a man whose primary consideration of any song was the difference music makes in people's lives, and not whether the song would become a hit.
Johnny Cash , byname of J. - Tom Russell has recorded 35 records over course of the last four decades.
And Mother And God. That sums up Cash's discography pretty well. He covers at least 20 of those themes in the 10 songs below. Here are the backstories behind some of the Man in Black's most famous songs—and maybe a little insight into why he loved those topics so much. In , he told Larry King that black was his signature color simply because he felt most comfortable in it, although he preferred light blue in summer. Rolling Stone wrote that the inky wardrobe was also helpful when it came to hiding dirt and dust in the early touring days. Sound a little off-brand?
Johnny Cash songs are some of the most iconic in the history of modern music. Beginning with "Cry! Cash also hosted a television show that brought together some of the most diverse musical talent in the world. After a dry period, he returned with a late-in-life career resurgence that reminded everyone all over again why he held such a place of prominence in American culture. It's as appropriate a choice as any to kick off the Top 10 Johnny Cash Songs. Cash had a latter-day resurrection with a couple of releases in his later years. This single, from the Grammy-winning Unchained album, is a re-recording of a Soundgarden song from
For Mr. Cash, talking about the impetus for the project by phone from London while he was on a promotional tour there last month. I heard his voice again — that, and I believed there were artists out there who loved him who could do his words justice. Kristofferson begins in a craggy baritone. Hope abounds here, an unshakable faith of almost biblical proportions, in the persistence of some form of life — some sort of enduring relevance — beyond the grave. The ease with which Mr. Kristofferson and Mr.