Although Johnny Cash's music most often falls into the country music genre, he has sang with numerous other famous stars from Jerry Lee Lewis to Tom Petty. Cash's style changed and developed over the years, and never seemed to fit into a set mold. While his music is often grouped with other country stars such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Merle Haggard, he also sang with Elvis and Bob Dylan. Check out the music player for some tunes from artists that are similar to Cash.
Purpose of this guide
The purpose of this research guide is to assist users of the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives collection to find materials on the musician Johnny Cash. The guide will showcase records, websites, cd's, print, non-print, and video available in the music library that offer insight into self-proclaimed "Man in Black". The guide will hopefully aid scolars, students, faculty, and fans in finding the materials they need.
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash.
Often known as the "Man in Black", Johnny Cash was a music legend. He recorded music from the mid-1950's until his death in 2003. His music was hard to define. Was it rock, country, or gospel? Was he a musician, a rebel, a TV icon, or a christian? Throughout his life, Cash was all of these things and more. Johnny Cash lived a life of contradictions but one thing is for sure, Cash wrote music for the common man, the poor man, the prisoner, and those people who couldn't speak out for themselves. During his lifetime, he was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Country Music Hall of Fame. Since his death in 2003, Cash's music has lived on through posthumous albums. The last of these recordings is Ain't No Grave, was released in early 2010.
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