JOHNNY CASH: BOOTLEG VOL. 3 – LIVE AROUND THE WORLD FEATURES CONCERT STOPS AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND IN VIETNAM, AMONG OTHERS
50 MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, 39 OF THEM PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED, FROM 1956-1979
The Johnny Cash Music Festival, held last Thursday in Jonesboro, was a big success both musically and financially! The primary focus now is to get Johnny Cash's boyhood home restored to Depression era standards. The house needs some structural repair, and any missing parts will be supplied from a donated colony house. Johnny's sister Joanne, who was born in the house, has volunteered to help with household acquisitions.
Bassist Marshall Grant, a founding member of Johnny Cash's Tennessee Two band, died on Sunday, August 7th. He was 83 years old.
With Cash's rhythm guitar and lead guitarist Luther Perkins' distinctive single-note playing, Grant helped develop the "boom chicka boom" style that became a signature of Cash's early recordings. Grant performed on Cash's original recordings of classics such as "I Walk the Line," "Ring of Fire" and "Sunday Morning Coming Down." He also played on two of Cash's most famous albums -- At Folsom Prison (1968) and At San Quentin (1969). He left Cash's band in 1980.
It was moments before the start of what is hoped to be the first annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, Thursday night at the sold-out Arkansas State University’s (ASU) Convocation Center on the Jonesboro campus. For the first time since arriving from her New York home for rehearsals two days earlier, Rosanne Cash was nervous.
“It’s an honor I almost can’t take in,” she said. "My dad’s boyhood home is being turned into a historic site! That’s huge—a big deal for all of us. And everyone’s given their time: Kris [Kristofferson], George [Jones]. I’m really humbled.”
Thursday night, the Johnny Cash Festival paid tribute to the legendary singer with a nearly four-hour long show of performances by Cash's siblings Tommy and Joanne, daughter Roseanne, son John Carter Cash and wife Laura, former son-in-law Rodney Crowell, and granddaughter Chelsea Crowell at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Fans of Johnny Cash, be the first in America to experience Spotify! Spotify is currently available in the U.S. by invitation only, but you are one of the lucky few to get access. All you need to do to create your free Spotify account is follow this VIP invitation link from Legacy Recordings.
The Johnny Cash Music Festival will be filled with county stars Thursday, and Wednesday some of them spoke to the media about the upcoming event. During the press conference with Kris Kristopherson and Rodney Crowell, John Carter Cash said the event isn't just about the music. "We are here to celebrate the history of my father's music, but not only that, it's about rebuilding here.
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A one-of-a-kind Country Duos hits bundle from some the most influential country artists of all time - Johnny & June Carter Cash, Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton, George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson, and Brooks & Dunn. These big-name country artists are well-known for their superstar careers but many of their most successful songs were the result of duo harmony - which has always been an integral part of country music tradition.
Johnny Cash's video for "Hurt," in which he covered the original song by Nine Inch Nails, has been named the greatest music video of all time by NME. The magazine ranked the video at the top of 100 classic music videos. The Top Ten is as follows:
The Grand Ole Opry and the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store have released a CD series called the "Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection," which includes live performances from the Opry on three discs: Duets, Outlaws, and Classics. The Duets CD spotlights live versions of some of country music's iconic duos, including Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash singing "Jackson," while the Outlaws CD includes performances by Johnny Cash singing "Folsom Prison Blues," and Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash performing "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang."
In a recent interview with Gibson.com, singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi talked about meeting Johnny Cash when she was a child. “I was 10 years old, and I was auditioning for Annie, on Broadway. My grandmother and I were staying at the New York Hilton, and The Bee Gees happened to be staying there, as well. I ran through the turnstile and right into this gentleman who was dressed all in black.”
You can vote at the National Trust For Historic Preservation website to help save Johnny Cash's boyhood home. Their 2011 This Place Matters Community Challenge runs from June 1st to June 30th, and the participating organization that obtains the most votes will win $25,000. The second and third place prizes of $10,000 and $5,000 will be awarded according to the second and third amount of total votes.