Birth Name: J. R. Cash
Birth Place: Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.
Years Active: 1955–2003
Genres: Country, Rock And Roll, Folk, Gospel, Blues
John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres, including rockabilly and rock and roll, as well as blues, folk, and gospel. Late in his career, Cash covered songs by several rock artists, among them the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails and the synthpop band Depeche Mode. Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice, for the "boom-chicka-boom" freight train sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, for his rebelliou...
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