Johnny Cash

(John R. "Johnny" Cash)

Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
  • Born: February 26, 1932
  • Died: September 12, 2003
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, Author

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Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

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Well, there's things that never will be right I know, And things need changin' everywhere you go Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide.
God gives us life and takes us away as He sees fit. Life ;Religion & God
God's the final judge for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash too. That's solely in the hands of God. Religion & God
How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.
I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.
I knew I wanted to sing when I was a very small boy. When I was probably 4 years old. My mother played a guitar and I would sit with her and she would sing and I learned to sing along with her.
I love to go to the studio and stay there 10 or 12 hours a day. I love it. What is it? I don't know. It's life. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I read novels but I also read the Bible. And study it, you know? And the more I learn, the more excited I get.
I start a lot more songs than I finish, because I realize when I get into them, they're no good. I don't throw them away, I just put them away, store them, get them out of sight.
I was wearing black clothes almost from the beginning. I feel comfortable in black. I felt like black looked good onstage, that it was attractive, so I started wearing it all the time. Time
I wear black because I'm comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it's hot I'm comfortable in light blue.
I'm very shy really. I spend a lot of time in my room alone reading or writing or watching television. Time
It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don't ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Death
Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps ;Death
People call me wild. Not really though, I'm not. I guess I've never been normal, not what you call Establishment. I'm country.
Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.
Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money. Success ;Money, Coins & Minting
That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.
The things that have always been important: to be a good man, to try to live my life the way God would have me, to turn it over to Him that His will might be worked in my life, to do my work without looking back, to give it all I've got, and to take pride in my work as an honest performer. Life ;Religion & God ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
When I record somebody else's song, I have to make it my own or it doesn't feel right. I'll say to myself, I wrote this and he doesn't know it!
When my wife died, I booked myself into the studio just to work, to occupy myself. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. Time ;Failure ;Moving On
You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.
You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way.