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Feb
18

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Johnny Cash Museum To Host Birthday Bash and Open New Wing Featuring Interactive Exhibits

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The internationally recognized Johnny Cash Museum will host their annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash and the Grand Opening of the museum’s new wing featuring interactive exhibits on Feb. 26-27 in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

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Dec
19

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Johnny Cash ‘Live From Denmark’ – Album Review

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Normally when submissions come through your email you have to go through and listen to them to decide whether or not you’d like to feature them. But when a submission comes through with “Johnny Cash” in the subject line, you don’t have to read it or listen to it, it’s an automatic YES, at least for me. I’ve loved Johnny Cash just about my whole life. It may sound cheesy or strange, but he’s had a huge impact on my life. Johnny Cash is one of the most well-known legends to ever grace music. He’s a man who needs no introductions. Cash’s influence on the music industry spanned various genres, including country, rock, and gospel, the genres for which he was inducted into the Hall of Fames. Johnny Cash is widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

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Nov
8

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The Night Country Got Its Soul Back: Chris Stapleton & Justin Timberlake Resurrect Country’s Great Rhythm & Blues Legacy

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“Sing it,” you could hear someone shout from the bandstand urging Chris Stapleton on during “Tennessee Whiskey.”

“Break it down one more time,” Justin Timberlake commanded the rhythm section during “Drink You Away.”

It was the night Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake took Nashville to church at the Country Music Association Awards. The two pretty much upended the formula of country pop and made Jason Aldean with his pyrotechnics and Florida Georgia Line, trying hard to be coiffed, seem downright silly. As Nashville producer Buddy Cannon said later on Facebook, “the pendulum swings.” It only took about eight minutes for it happen.

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Jun
24

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Nashville’s Real Cool Cats: ‘Dylan, Cash And The Nashville Cats’ – Album Review

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If you go back in time, you may have heard a song called “Nashville Cats”. It was a playful little ditty done by the Lovin’ Spoonful about the musical progeny of Nashville. Nearly fifty years later, the session men behind some of country’s greatest hits have gotten their due in “Dylan, Cash and The Nashville Cats: A New Music City,” a museum exhibit currently on display through December at the Country Music Hall of Fame. While I can’t say I’ve been to the exhibit, the soundtrack (thirty-six tracks in all) is a wonderful compilation and companion piece that has helped me to re-imagine the city’s legacy and rediscover a slew of iconic albums in a new way.

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May
26

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Johnny Cash ‘American Recordings’ – Album Review

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Johnny Cash is a country music singer, songwriter, actor, and author. Known for his deep bass-baritone, he is widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Among Cash’s many accomplishments and awards, Cash has the rare honor of multiple inductions in the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

As a kid, I grew up on country music and was vaguely aware of who Johnny Cash was. I knew he was considered a legend and I had heard a few of his most famous hits like “Ring of Fire”, “I Walk the Line”, and “Folsom Prison Blues”. But it wasn’t until I first heard Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt” that I became fully aware of The Man in Black and his music. I was in my preteens when I first heard “Hurt” and from that day on, the Legend has been a huge part of my life. I can never find the words that adequately express my admiration and respect for this legend. My life would definitely be different if I had never heard of Johnny Cash, most notably my passion for music and my faith, two areas of my life on which Cash’s music and legend has had a profound impact.

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May
17

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‘Dylan, Cash and The Nashville Cats: A New Music City’ To Be Released June 15th

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Legacy Recordings, the catalogue division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Country Music Foundation Records (CMF Records) announce the upcoming release of Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, a 2CD audio companion to the historic exhibit currently on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, featuring a previously unreleased version of Bob Dylans “If Not For You” and 35 other essential tracks, will be available Monday 15th June.

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May
16

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For The Country Reader: A Round-up of Country Music-Themed Reads

I recently had a discussion about country music themed books. Someone was lamenting that there were very few out there, but this person was sadly mistaken. There’s a plethora of great country music themed reads out there and I’ve decided to introduce you to a few of them. The following are a handful of books written about/by a variety of artists, from legends to newer artists. I hope you find these reads as enjoyable as I did.

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From this Moment On by Shania Twain

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Apr
12

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Johnny Cash ‘American Recordings’ 6-LP Boxset Due May 11th In UK

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USM are proud to present the Johnny Cash American Recordings LP boxed set, a classic black box housing all studio albums released between 1994 and 2010 on 180gm vinyl.

American Recordings is the 81st album by the country singer Johnny Cash after he was approached by producer Rick Rubin and offered a contract with Rubin’s American Recordings label, better known for rap and heavy metal than for country music. Under Rubin’s supervision, he recorded the album in his living room, accompanied only by his guitar.  His successful collaboration with Rick Rubin was in part due to Rubin seeking a minimalist sound for his songs. The album was hailed by critics and many declared it to be Cash’s finest album since the late 1960s, while his versions of songs by more modern artists such as Tom Waits and Glenn Danzig helped to bring him a new audience.

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