1954 to 2003
February 26, 1932 in Kingsland
September 12, 2003
Kingsland, AR, United States
country music legend
Johnny Cash is considered to be among the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was born in Kingsland, Arkansas on February 26, 1932 and died in Nashville, Tennessee on September 12, 2003 from complications with diabetes. Along with being an icon of country music, Cash spanned other genres like rock, blues and gospel. Cash sang with a distinctive bass voice backed by his band Tennessee Three. He often sang duets with his wife, June Carter Cash, even after the couple divorced. Cash regularly performed concerts for prison inmates and released two live albums based on those shows.
Thoughts on Songs with Johnny Cash
4 years ago
Johnny Cash's most emotional song, I think. He wrote it for June Carter, who died before the record was released. He loved her so much. He was once asked what his description of paradise would be and he answered that it was that morning having coffee with her. That's all it took. The wonderful thing about this song is that it's not some platonic love description, but it's him saying he's got a lot of baggage and a lot of mistakes that he can't take back, but he would, all of it, if it just would bring her back.