"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."

 

Johnny Cash

"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."

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Johnny Cash

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Wins
Best Short Form Music Video
God's Gonna Cut You Down
 
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Redemption Song
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Engine One-Forty-Three
 
Wins
Best Short Form Music Video
Hurt
Nominations
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Temptation
 
Wins
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Give My Love To Rose
Nominations
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Best Contemporary Folk Album
American IV - The Man Comes Around
 
Nominations
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
 
Wins
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Solitary Man
Nominations
Best Contemporary Folk Album
American III: Solitary Man (Album)
 
Wins
Lifetime Achievement Award
(Lifetime Achievement Award)
 
Wins
Best Country Album
Unchained
Nominations
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Rusty Cage (Track)
 
Wins
Best Contemporary Folk Album
American Recordings
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Collaboration
The Devil Comes Back To Georgia (Single)
 
Wins
Grammy Legend Award
(GRAMMY Legend Award)
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Collaboration
Highwayman 2 (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Collaboration
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Track)
 
Wins
Best Spoken Word Or Non-Musical Recording
Interviews From The Class Of '55 Recording Sessions
Nominations
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Class Of '55 (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Highwayman (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Gospel Performance (Other Than Soul Gospel)
Johnny Cash Sings Precious Memories (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group
If I Had A Hammer
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group
No Need To Worry
 
Wins
Best Country Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group
If I Were A Carpenter
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
Sunday Morning Coming Down
 
Wins
Best Album Notes
Nashville Skyline
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
A Boy Named Sue
Nominations
Record Of The Year
A Boy Named Sue
Album Of The Year
Johnny Cash At San Quentin
 
Wins
Best Album Notes
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
Folsom Prison Blues
 
Wins
Best Country & Western Performance Duet, Trio Or Group (Vocal Or Instrumental)
Jackson
 
Nominations
Best Country & Western Album
Bitter Tears
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Male
Walk The Line (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Country & Western Recording
Ring Of Fire