Monday, November 5, 2007

"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash..."

He is a legend. Period. That could be all I have to say about him, and I don't think I any would argue that fact. In his 48 years making music, right from the beginning, he was what most people envisioned Country Music to be, and he was so good! He could be a country crooner, a rocker, a rebel, THE definition of an Outlaw and an Angel and Saint at the same time. A one time drug addict, a God fearing man and an all around genuine person... he is one of my biggest sources of inspiration, it seems his voice is always lingering in my mind as to how to handle certain situations. And his voice was undeniably one of a kind, I would go as far as saying his voice would be more recognizable around the world than any other. EVERYBODY knows Johnny Cash. I have many friends who strictly listen to mostly rap, but still listen, enjoy and appreciate Johnny Cash because Johnny Cash spoke directly to everyone. He is in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Cash received multiple Country Music Awards, Grammys, and other awards, in categories ranging from vocal and spoken performances to album notes and videos. Cash was the personification of country music to many people around the world, despite his distaste for the Nashville mainstream. Cash was a musician who was not tied to a single genre. He recorded songs that could be considered rock and roll, blues, rockabilly, folk, and gospel, and exerted an influence on each of those genres. He is a great man and he will always be dearly missed. Thank You Johnny Cash.

1994 - American Recordings

1996 – American II: Unchained

2000 – American III: Solitary Man

2002 – American IV: The Man Comes Around

Disc 1 - Who's Gonna Cry
Disc 2 - Trouble in Mind
Disc 3 - Redemption Songs
Disc 4 - My Mother's Hymn Book

Disc 5 - Best of Johnny Cash on American

2006 – American V: A Hundred Highways

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