The First Time Johnny Cash Sang “Man In Black” Is As Powerful Today As It Was In 1971

We all know Johnny Cash as “The Man in Black” but he wasn’t always that way. The style choice was little more than that until Cash visited Vanderbilt University in 1971. Conversations he had on campus inspired a protest song which he later performed on his special “Johnny Cash On Campus.” The video shows one … Read more

11 Country Music Albums You Need to Give Somebody This Christmas

If you’re currently trying to make sure someone you love is listening to the right kind of music (country), you better make sure they have all the correct tools. Do they own any vinyl? Do they own Johnny Cash on vinyl? How many Willie Nelson albums do they have? This is all important important. 11 … Read more

10 Best Songs From Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash’s songbook is one of American idealisms, detailing sorrow, grief, addiction and romance. Over the course of five decades, he transformed country and pop music with his sharp penmanship and astute covers of his peers’ work. His countless studio records, ranging from I Walk the Line and Silver to At Folsom Prison, Bitter Tears … Read more

John Carter Cash Welcomes Baby Girl, Grace June Cash

John Carter Cash and his wife Ana Cristina have announced the arrival of their baby girl, Grace June Cash. The newest member of the Carter-Cash family arrived on Sept. 11 at 5:44 pm. Grace June, is the granddaughter of country music royalty—Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. She is the first child for happy couple … Read more

Johnny Cash’s Kids Want His Name and Image “Far Away From Destructive and Hateful Ideology”

After Johnny Cash’s children were alerted to a video of a “self-proclaimed neo-Nazi” in Charlottesville wearing a shirt emblazoned with Cash’s name and face, Rosanne Cash posted a fiery note on her Facebook page on behalf of herself and her siblings Kathy, Cindy, Tara and John Carter. The note began by saying they were “sickened” … Read more

12-Song Crash Course in Outlaw Country

During the 1950s and 1960s, country music experienced the commercial and artistic success known as the Nashville Sound. However, by the 1970s it was clear that the Nashville Sound was simply not working for many country artists. It was nearly impossible for new or unfamiliar artists to get any attention, and the artists that did … Read more

Hear Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly Sing the Johnny Cash Poem “To June, This Morning”

Kacey Musgraves is sharing a haunting new tune. She and fiancé Ruston Kelly have put music to a poem written by Johnny Cash entitled “To June, This Morning.” The song is part of the upcoming “Forever Words” project that turns the unread poems of the Man in Black into incomparable tunes. View this post on … Read more

10 Greatest Male Country Singers Of All-Time

To follow-up our list of the 10 Greatest Female Singers of All-Time last fall, we’ve compiled the male-equivalent. Spanning decades of trailblazing, the men have cried tears into their beers and, generally, been shaken up by heartbreak, jail time and other acts of mayhem. Women might run the world, but without foolish boys shattering hearts, … Read more

11 Country Songs You Didn’t Know Were Written By Shel Silverstein

As a child, I loved Shel Silverstein. His books and poems are an essential piece of growing up. “The Giving Tree” one of the greatest children’s books ever written. When you enter my home, the first thing you see is a poem from “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” But did you know that he was … Read more

16 Must-Have Shirts for Country Fans

Last summer, I was shopping with a friend when we stumbled upon a shirt that read ” Come on Patty get it together” and we died laughing. If you’re not a fan of ’90s country, you probably don’t get the reference to the spoken line in Patty Loveless’ hit “I Try to Think About Elvis.” … Read more