With its vulnerable, unflinching depiction of Johnny Cash's deteriorating health, the video for Cash's stark interpretation of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" captured the attention of not only the country community, but the entire music industry. Even MTV, then still in the throes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, recognized the brilliant gravity of "Hurt." When the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced 11 years ago this week, Cash's clip received six nods, including one for Video of the Year.
Beth Harrington’s newest documentary, The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music, which has its Braintree, MA premiere as the opening night film at the 23rd annual Woods Hole Film Festival Saturday, is all about music. It focuses on the story of the Carter Family. Her previous film, Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly, though made back in 2001, has a direct connection to the new one.
With the official grand opening less than a month away, tickets are available for opening day tours of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home.
The opening for Arkansas State University's newest Heritage Site is set for Saturday, Aug. 16, and gets underway with a Dedication Ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Dyess Colony Administration Building. The ceremony itself is free and open to the public and features special remarks by the Cash family.
On July 7, 1956, Johnny Cash walked onto the Grand Ole Opry's stage for the first time, armed with an acoustic guitar, his Tennessee Two bandmates and his soon-to-be iconic black suit. ... The real action happened backstage, though. That's where Cash first bumped into Carl Smith's wife, June Carter, who was hurriedly tuning up her guitar before walking onstage. ...
Time is running out to get tickets to the 6th annual Roadshow Revival: A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash, happening this Saturday, June 14 at the Ventura Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA. Los Lobos is headlining the festival along with special guests including Social Distortion guitarist Jonny "Two Bags" Wickersham, The Paladins and more. Visit RoadshowRevival.com for details on the event, presented by Ross Emery Entertainment and Cindy Cash.
Rolling Stone Country has revealed what it considers to be the 100 Greatest Country Songs Of All Time, and it's no surprise that Johnny Cash tops the list.
The Annenberg Space for Photography has launched the exhibition Country: Portraits of an American Sound featuring images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music. The exhibit, which is free to the public and runs through September 28, features photos of artists including Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban Hank Williams and more.
"He was just Dad. But it's hard to deny who he was when you're brought out on stage, and you're standing beside this great man singing at the end of a show, and the crowd loves him."
This is what John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter, told Esquire about his legendary father when the latter's previously undiscovered record, Out Among The Stars, came out posthumously in March.
A brand new animated lyric video for the recently discovered Johnny Cash song, “Out Among The Stars” premieres today at: http://smarturl.it/Cash_OutAmongStars. The previously lost song is the title track from the recent critically acclaimed album, Out Among The Stars and tells the story of a stick-up kid who predicts his own suicide-by-cop on the evening news.
Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash is set to open to the public Aug. 16.
The restoration of both the Dyess Administration Building and the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home has been spearheaded by Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director of Arkansas Heritage Sites at Arkansas State University. ... “We have done a feasibility study for the Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, which projects 50,000 visitors annually, spending approximately $10 million each year in the northeast Arkansas region, and creating more than 100 new tourism-related jobs.”
The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home and Administration Building in Dyess, AR were open for the first time to a select audience on Friday.
Johnny's siblings, Joanne and Tommy Cash, said they could not be more honored that so many people worked hours, weeks and months to bring their home back to life.
"I'm speechless," Joanne Cash said. "There's no words to put together to express how we feel. It's like going back in time. They say you can't go back, but Tommy and I have been able to go back today."