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Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison’ Tops Charts This Date In 1968

On July 20, 1968, the live recording of Johnny Cash’s self-written “Folsom Prison Blues” began a four-week reign atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The same week, parent LP Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison also spent its first of four weeks at No. 1 on Top Country Albums.

Cash had…

Johnny Cash & Muhammad Ali’s Friendship

Muhammad Ali and Johnny began exchanging poetry via telephone, once they each became aware of the others’ similar talents.

Ali was scheduled to fight Leon Spinks at the Superdome in New Orleans on Sept.15, 1978. Ali invited Johnny and his band to attend the fight as his guest. Johnny chartered…

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Announced For October 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. — After the immensely successful music events honoring international music icon Johnny Cash and benefitting restoration of his boyhood home, a new chapter begins in 2017 with the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, set for Oct. 19-21, 2017, in Dyess, Ark.

“I am thrilled to join Arkansas State University…