John R. Cash was born on 26th February 1932. A singer, songwriter, activist, actor, and author, Johnny Cash - the Man in Black - went on to become a legend in his lifetime and beyond.
Cash was one of the few people inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The distinctive baritone vocal and rollin’ train sound of the Tennessee Three crossed genres. As this playlist shows, his influence lives on, inspiring generations of musicians across the world.
The edgy rock’n’roll Cash inspired the likes of Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem, and Florence and the Machine. Country stars such as Glen Campbell, Hank Williams, and Linda Ronstadt performed with the great man. Some of these covers stay close to the originals. Some are just as left-field as you might imagine.
So, on what would have been Johnny Cash’s 88th birthday, sit back and enjoy as we bring you 20 different acts each saying:
Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.