59 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Records ‘I Walk the Line’ – The Boot

Fifty-nine years ago today (April 2, 1956) was a career-changing day for Johnny Cash. It was on this day he recorded “I Walk the Line,” for his freshman With His Hot and Blue Guitar album.

The song, which became the third single from the record, shot straight to No.1 when it was released on May 1, 1956. Written by Cash and recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., “I Walk the Line” became one of the most iconic songs for the Man in Black.

Read more at The Boot and listen to “I Walk The Line” on Spotify: