Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel.
Much of Cash’s music, especially that of his later career, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption. His signature songs include “I Walk the Line“, “Folsom Prison Blues“, “Ring of Fire“, “Get Rhythm” and “Man in Black“. He also recorded humorous numbers, such as “One Piece at a Time” and “A Boy Named Sue“; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called “Jackson“; as well as railroad songs including “Hey Porter” and “Rock Island Line“.
In 1968, 12 years after they first met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Cash proposed to June Carter, a country singer,during a live performance in London, Ontario, marrying on March 1, 1968 in Franklin, Kentucky. He had proposed numerous times, but she had always refused.
They had two children together, John Carter Cash (born March 3, 1970), and Sam Bagerf Cash(born June 22, 1993). They continued to work together and tour for 35 years, until June Carter died in 2003. Cash died just four months later.
There was a movie also made on his life named Walk The line staring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. Walk the Line’s production budget is estimated to have been US$28,000,000 and the film grossed a total of $186,438,883 worldwide.