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Johnny Cash

Artist

Johnny Cash

WINS*

13

NOMINATIONS*

35

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards

WINNER

Best Short Form Music Video

God's Gonna Cut You Down

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Through the 64th GRAMMY Awards

"It's been a great spiritual experience sharing my feelings with my audience. And that's what performing is. It's communicating your feelings through lyrics, recitation, or dialogue between songs."

  • Born John R. Cash. Cash on Feb. 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. Died Sept. 12, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee
     
  • Johnny Cash scored back-to-back hits with "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk The Line," the former climbing to No. 5 on the country singles chart and the latter breaking into the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. He scored his first No. 1 album with 1969's Johnny Cash At San Quentin.
     
  • Cash won his first career GRAMMY for 1967 for Best Country & Western Performance, Duet, Trio, Or Group for "Jackson," a duet with his future wife June Carter. In 1970 Cash performed "A Boy Named Sue" on "The Best On Record," a TV special commemorating the 12th GRAMMY Awards.
  • Did you know? In 1956 Cash joined an impromptu jam session in a studio with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. A portion of the recordings was eventually released as The Million Dollar Quartet in 1981.
  • Cash recorded the 1964 album Bitter Tears at the height of his early success to put a spotlight on the plight of Native Americans. Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, called the move "the earliest and most significant statement on behalf of Native people and our issues."

 

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Johnny Cash

Wins

Best Short Form Music Video

God's Gonna Cut You Down

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