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BIRTHDAYS: February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 11
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ROLLING STONE: '100 Greatest Artists of All Time': # 31
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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 1992

 
RECENT NEWS

1997...

January
Johnny Cash
button.gif (123 bytes) Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll includes "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk The Line."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash went to Capitol Hill in response to the recent rash of copyright music material being found on the Internet. Cash reportedly was searching the Internet and found one of his songs being offered without his permission in Slovenia. Cash stated, "...maybe I should be flattered that someone in Slovenia likes my song, but when he or she makes it available to millions of people, this hardly seems fair." Cash' statements was mirrored by many in the music industry who are fearful of such Internet developments as MP3s which allow the downloading of digitized songs with CD quality over the Internet.

October
Cash: The Autobiographybutton.gif (123 bytes) It was announced by his record label that Cash had developed Parkinson's Disease. Cash's worsening medical condition has resulted in his canceling an upcoming tour in support of his autobiography, Cash: The Autobiography. Cash's publicist told ABC Radio, "Cash feels he is physically not up to the tour" but felt the need "to go public" with the news of his condition. Cash's manager also stated that "Johnny feels confident... once the Parkinson's is medically stabilized, he can resume his normal work schedule."

November
Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits, Volume 1 button.gif (123 bytes) The Nashville Banner was reporting that Johnny Cash was battling double pneumonia. The report states Cash had been using a ventilator to clear his lungs of fluids, and has "been gravely ill for several days." Cash's condition began to decline after being admitted to the hospital at the beginning of November for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. At the end of the month the hospital treating Cash's pneumonia stated that he has fully recovered and is in good condition.

1998...

February
Johnny Cash - Unchainedbutton.gif (123 bytes) Cash won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album (Unchained) and was nominated for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Rusty Cage").

March
button.gif (123 bytes) With just one finger Cash was raising eyebrows and turning heads in the country music world. A recent full-page ad in Billboard magazine shows Cash "giving the finger" with the caption "American Recordings and Johnny Cash would like to acknowledge the Nashville music establishment and country radio for your support." The ad also congratulated Cash for winning a Grammy Award for Best Country Album, Unchained. Cash's producer, Rick Rubin, talked about the $20,000 ad in USA Today: "We hope it will open the eyes of the country music community." Willie Nelson commented on the add by saying, "John speaks for all us" and George Jones will be running a similar ad in the near future to "promote" his new single and said, "...it's very serious... all of us older artists feel that way... radio gives us one of the biggest insults there is when they don't play our music."

May
Johnny Cash - 'At San Quentin'button.gif (123 bytes) Ranked # 89 on VH1: Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll (and # 87 on Rock On The Net's Poll).

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash was back in the hospital for a short time due to his disease, Shy-Drager's Syndrome, which causes tremors and blackouts.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash received the lifetime achievement honor from the National Academy of Songwriters.

1999...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash was honored at the Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) A tribute concert for Cash was held, and the "Man In Black" made an appearance of his own singing "Folsom Prison Blues." Cash said: "My first time on stage in 19 months. It feels good, it feels good, it feels good."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash was back in a Nashville hospital fighting pneumonia - a year after being in the hospital twice for pneumonia.

2000...

June
Johnny Cash At San Quentin (The Complete 1969 Concert)button.gif (123 bytes) Cash released Johnny Cash At San Quentin (The Complete 1969 Concert).

2001...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash won a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance ("Solitary Man") - his 3rd in that category after winning back in 1969 and 1970.

2002...

February
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February 12: The Essential Johnny Cash was released.
Johnny Cash - 'American III: Solitary Man'button.gif (123 bytes) Cash was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("I Dreamed About Mama Last Night").

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash released American III: Solitary Man.

September
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Aroundbutton.gif (123 bytes) A tribute LP to Cash was released - Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To Johnny Cash.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash released American IV: The Man Comes Around.
button.gif (123 bytes) 16 Biggest Hits was certified platinum.

2003...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Give My Love To Rose") and was nominated for Best Cotemporary Folk Album (American IV: The Man Comes Around) and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Bridge Over Troubled Water" with Fiona Apple).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) American IV: The Man Comes Around was certified gold.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash lost his wife June Carter Cash - who died at age 73 from complications following a heart operation.
button.gif (123 bytes) Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (from 1968) and Johnny Cash At San Quentin (from 1969) were certified 3x platinum, and His Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (from 1972) and Super Hits (from 1994) were certified platinum.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash was nominated for 4 Country Music Associations Awards for Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year ("Hurt"), Album of the Year (American IV: The Man Comes Around), and Vocal Event of the Year ("Tears In The Holston River" with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band).
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash's video for "Hurt" won a
MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography (Jean-Yves Escoffier) and was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Direction (Mark Romanek), Best Art Direction (Ruby Guuidara), and Best Editing (Robert Duffy). Cash had to miss the ceremony after being hospitalized for a stomach ailment.

September
Johnny Cash - "Hurt" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Cash lost his health battles on September 12th - dying at the age of 71. His manager stated that Cash had died "...due to complications from diabetes, which resulted in respiratory failure."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash topped the Billboard Hot Digital Tracks chart for a week with "Hurt."

November
Johnny Cash - Unearted (box set)button.gif (123 bytes) Cash posthumously won 3 Country Music Awards for Album of the Year (American IV: The Man Comes Around), Single of the Year, and Video of the Year ("Hurt").
button.gif (123 bytes) American IV: The Man Comes Around was certified platinum.
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Unearthed was released.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash topped the Billboard Country Singles Sales chart for 13 weeks with "Hurt."
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 88: Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison, # 364: American Recordings.

2004...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash won a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form ("Hurt") and was nominated for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Temptation" with June Carter Cash).

April
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Rolling Stone: The Immortals - The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time included Cash at # 31.

December
Johnny Cash - The Legend (box set)button.gif (123 bytes) Unearthed was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Country Single Sales ("Hurt").
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time included "I Walk The Line" at # 30.

2005...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) February 5: The Essential Johnny Cash was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards including Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Redemption Song" with Joe Strummer) and Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Engine One-Forty-Three").

June
Johnny Cash - The Legend Of Johnny Cashbutton.gif (123 bytes) The single "Hurt" was certified gold.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The box set The Legend was released.

October
button.gif (123 bytes)The Legend Of Johnny Cash was released (Billboard peak: # 5).

December
Johnny Cash - Personal Filebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Legend Of Johnny Cash was certified platinum.

2006...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) The Legend was certified gold.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Personal File (Billboard peak: # 108 - Entertainment Weekly: A-) was released.
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The Legend Of Johnny Cash was certified 2x platinum.

June
Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways button.gif (123 bytes) American V: A Hundred Highways (Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone- Entertainment Weekly: A-) was released.
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American V: A Hundred Highways topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Top Country Albums chart. The LP sold over 88,000 copies its first week of release in the US. The last time Cash topped the Billboard LP chart was in 1969.

August
 Johnny Cash - The Legend Of Johnny Cash Vol. IIbutton.gif (123 bytes) American V: A Hundred Highways topped the Billboard Internet Albums chart.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Cash was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Country Album (The Legend Of Johnny Cash).
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The Legend Of Johnny Cash Vol. II was released (Billboard peak: # 145).

December
Johnny Cash - Cash: Ultimate Gospelbutton.gif (123 bytes) Cash topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Country Album Artist - Male.

2007..

March
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Cash: Ultimate Gospel was released.

June
Johnny Cash - The Great Lost Performancesbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Great Lost Performances was released.

2008...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "God's Gonna Cut You Down" won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form.

June
Johnny Cash - 'The Essential Johnny Cash'button.gif (123 bytes) Entertainment Weekly: 100 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years included American IV: The Man Comes Around at # 48.

December
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Rolling Stone: 'The Greatest Singers' includes Cash at # 21.

2009...

December
Johnny Cash - 'American VI: Ain't No Grave'button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: '100 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009)' included American III: Solitary Man at # 62 and Unearthed at # 93.
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Rolling Stone: '100 Best Songs of the Decade (2000-2009)' included "Hurt" at # 15.

2010...

January
Johnny Cash - 'Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis To Hollywood'button.gif (123 bytes) The DVD Johnny Cash's America was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The LP American VI: Ain't No Grave was released.
(available for download at
mp3 Available at Amazon.com)

March
Johnny Cash - 'Bootleg Volume 3: Live Around The World'button.gif (123 bytes) American VI: Ain't No Grave topped the Billboard Digital Albums chart.

2011...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Ain't No Grace / The Johnny Cash Project" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form.
Johnny Cash - 'Get Rhythm'button.gif (123 bytes) Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis To Hollywood was released.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Bootleg Volume 3: Live Around The World was released.

2012...

January
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Get Rhythm, Country Boy, and Train Of Love were released.

April
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Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul Of Truth was released.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Greatest: The Number Ones, The Greatest: Gospel Songs, The Greatest: Country Classics, and The Greatest: Duets were released on August 7th.

Johnny Cash - 'The Greatest: The Number Ones' Johnny Cash - 'The Greatest: Duets' Johnny Cash - 'The Greatest: Gospel Songs' Johnny Cash - 'The Greatest: Country Classics'

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The box set
The Complete Columbia Album Collection was released.

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