The Life of Johnny Cash

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  • J.R. Cash is Born

    J.R. Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas. He was the fourth of the seven children in his family.
  • Jack Cash Passes Away

    Jack Cash Passes Away
    After a freak accident with a saw, Jack Cash passed away due to his injuries. The death destroyed Johnny and his family.
  • J.R. Cash Enlists In the U.S. Air Force

    J.R. Adopts the name John R. Cash in order to join the Air Force. While banding with five servicemen, J.R. starts to learn guitar
  • John Marries Vivian Liberto

    Married for 12 years, John and Vivian have 4 daughters.
  • John Signs With Sun Records

    John adopts the name Johnny Cash and signs with Sun Records.
  • Hey, Porter

    Hey, Porter
    Johnny Cash releases his first single "Hey, Porter"
  • John Has His First Child

    John and Vivian have their first child, Rosanne Cash. She was born in Memphis, TN.
  • Kathy Cash Is Born

  • Johnny Cash Performs at the Grand Ole Opry

    Johnny Cash Performs at the Grand Ole Opry
    "I Walk The Line" was making its way to the top of the country charts. He also met his future wife, June Carter.
  • Country Style, U.S.A

    Cash and The Tennessee Two get their earliest taped appearances in a 15-minute TV program produced in Nashville, TN.
  • Johnny Cash Performs On The Jimmy Dean Show

  • Johnny Cash Signs With Columbia Records

    This new contract allowed Cash to write gospel music. Around this time, Cash started drinking heavily and got addicted to drugs.
  • Cash Plays At San Quentin for the first time

    Cash Plays At San Quentin for the first time
    Johnny Cash plays the infamous San Quentin Prison in California, which he will return to play at many times.
  • Johnny Performs On The Ed Sullivan Show

  • Hymns By Johnny Cash

    Hymns By Johnny Cash
  • Cindy Cash Is Born

  • Tara Cash Is Born

  • Johnny Cash Releases "Ring Of Fire"

    Johnny Cash releases arguably his most famous song, "Ring of Fire."
  • Ring Of Fire: Best Of Johnny Cash

    Ring Of Fire: Best Of Johnny Cash
  • I Walk The Line

    The 12-track album exploded with the hit "I Walk The Line."
  • Johnny Cash Marries June Carter

  • At Folsom Prison

    At Folsom Prison
    Johnny releases a live recording of his live performance at Folsom Prison in California.
  • Johnny Cash Writes A Letter To Himself

    Johnny stats to write letters to himself recapping the previous year. In this letter specifically, Cash writes that 1968 was "the most important year of [his] life."
  • John Carter Cash Is Born

  • Johnny Cash Performs At The White House

    Johnny Cash Performs At The White House
  • Cash Wins The Humanitarian Award

  • Cash Inducted To The Country Music Hall of Fame

    Cash Inducted To The Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Johnny Signs With Mercury Records

  • Cash Inducted Into the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame

  • Johnny Cash And June Carter Invent the "Cash Burger"

  • Cash Voice Acts in "The Simpsons"

    Johnny Cash portrays a space coyote who comes to Homer Simpson while he is hallucinating off of hot peppers.
  • June Carter Cash Passes Away

    After complications from surgery, June Carter Cash passed away. Johnny Cash followed a few months after.
  • Johnny Cash Passes Away

    Johnny Cash Passes Away
    Johnny Cash passed away after complications from diabetes.
  • I Walk The Line (Movie)

    Starring Joaquin Pheonix and Reese Witherspoon, the musical drama dives into Jonny Cash's addiction problems, his touring life, and his love for June Carter.