On the relic rack today is an icon in country music. Johnny Cash was born on February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas. He was, at the age of 48, the youngest inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was also in inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Cash is one of just few country artists in both institutions.

 

He was named Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1969.

It was that year that he got his own television show, "The Johnny Cash Show" on ABC. Because of his wide diverse guest lists on the show, it helped him become popular with all audiences and music genres.

His career started at Sun Records in Memphis Tennessee in 1954. In fact it was there where he was pictured with Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. They would become known as the "Million Dollar Quartet.

It was at Sun Records that after a couple of songs that hit the Top 20, he would record his signature song, "I Walk The Line". In 1956 it went to Number One and stayed on the charts for 43 weeks, selling more than 2 million copies.

A movie was even made about Cash's life called " Walk The Line". It was nominated for an Oscar for best picture.

Ladies and Gentlemen the "man in black" Johnny Cash.