Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight to Feature Johnny Cash [HEAR]
Welcome Johnny Cash fans! Today the spotlight shines brightly on the country legend Johnny Cash.
Born February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas, Johnny Cash established himself as a prolific songwriter. Honored for his position in country music through election to the Country Music Hall of Fame, he was also voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and as was a recipient of the Grammy Legend Award.
Cash worked the cotton fields with his family in his early days. His best-known songs include “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Get Rhythm,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Man in Black.”
Cash loved the railroad. Many of his songs had a railroad theme --“Hey Porter,” “Orange Blossom Special” and “Rock Island Line.”
Cash married twice. First to Vivian Liberto from 1954-1966. On August 7, 1954 -- just one month after his discharge -- they were married at a Catholic church in San Antonio, Texas. They had four daughters -- Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy and Tara. Liberto stated that Cash’s drug and alcohol abuse, his touring and affairs with other women led her to file for divorce in 1966.
Cash then married June Carter from the famous Carter family on March 1, 1968. They had one child together, John Carter-Cash, born in 1970. The couple continued to tour and work together and raise their children for 35 years until June’s death in May of 2003. Cash died four months later on September 12, 2003.
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