J. R. Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), better known as Johnny Cash, was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter.
Less than four months after his wife's death, Johnny Cash died at the age of 71 due to complications from diabetes, which resulted in respiratory failure, while hospitalized at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
Johnny Cash sold over 50 million albums in his nearly 50-year career and is generally recognized as one of the most important musicians and recording artists in the history of American popular music.
Another artist who received a major career boost from The Johnny Cash Show was songwriter Kris Kristofferson.
One of Johnny Cash's final collaborations with producer Rick Rubin, entitled American V: A Hundred Highways, was released posthumously on July 4, 2006.
Johnny Cash was born J. R. Cash in Kingsland, Arkansas, and raised in Dyess, Arkansas.
Following “I Walk the Line” was Johnny Cash's “Home of the Blues” recorded in July 1957.