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Johnny Cash Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
John R. Cash
Place Of Birth
Kingsland, USA
51 years old
Birth Date
February 26 1972

Johnny Cash Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
June Carter
Kathy, Rosanne, Tara, Cindy, John Carter Cash, Rosie, Carlene
Ray Cash, Carrie Cloveree
Margaret Louise, Jack, Reba, Roy, Joanne, Tommy

About Johnny Cash 

Johnny Cash was a famous American singer, songwriter, actor, and musician born on February 26, 1932.

Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas. He was best known for his baritone voice.

Throughout his career, he released several notable songs such as ‘I Walk The Line’, ‘Man In Black’, ‘Ring Of Fire’, 'Folsom Prison Blues', and many more. He even covered songs from modern-time rock artists such as ‘Rusty Cage’ by Soundgarden and ‘Hurt’ by Nine Inch Nails.

Unfortunately, the singer passed away on September 12, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee due to diabetes.

Johnny Cash's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Johnny Cash’s net worth?

As per reports, the net worth of Johnny Cash at the time of his death was $60 million.

How much did Johnny Cash earn per year?

Reports reveal that Johnny Cash was making approximately $10 million each year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Johnny Cash?

Johnny Cash was 6 ft 1 in (187 cm) tall.

How old was Johnny Cash?

Johnny Cash was born on February 26, 1932. He passed away on September 12, 2003. At the time of his death, he was 71 years old.

Childhood And Education

Johnny Cash was born as J.R. Cash on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. His parents’ names were Ray Cash and Carrie Cloveree. He had six siblings named Margaret Louise, Jack, Reba, Roy, Joanne, and Tommy. Cash’s descent was Scottish and English.

From a very early age, Johnny was working in the cotton fields alongside his family. His entire family struggled its way out of the Great Depression, and this became a solid inspiration for many of his songs.

As a young boy, Johnny was exposed to gospel music. He was also very fond of listening to the radio. He even began writing songs and playing the guitar as a child. During high school, he sang a song on a local radio station that solidified his interest in the music industry.

At 18 years old, Johnny enrolled himself in the US Air Force. After his training, he was sent to West Germany to serve as a morse code operator. However, at the same time, he also managed to start his own band. Finally, after four years, he was respectfully discharged from the force as a staff sergeant.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Johnny Cash’s partner?

Johnny Cash met Vivian Liberto during his Air Force training in 1951. In 1954, the two got married and had four daughters, named Kathy, Rosanne, Tara, and Cindy. However, in 1966, Vivian filed for divorce from Johnny Cash because of his constant touring, severe alcohol and drug abuse, and recurrent acts of infidelity with other women.

Johnny Cash met June Carter on one of his tours and the two became infatuated. In 1968, Cash finally proposed to June during a live performance in Ontario. The couple tied the knot on March 1, 1968. They had one child together named John Carter Cash. In addition to John Carter and his four daughters with Vivian, John also became the step-dad to Rosie and Carlene, June’s daughters from her two previous marriages.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

After getting discharged from the Air Force, Johnny Cash shifted to Memphis, Tennessee. He tried his hands at different things before he found his true calling, music. He auditioned for Sam Phillips at the Sun Records, but he didn’t make it through as his gospel music was no longer in trend. Thereafter, he performed on some Rockabilly tracks such as ‘Cry, Cry, Cry!’ and ‘Hey Porter.’ These songs helped him launch his career in the industry.

Johnny Cash followed suit with songs like ‘I Walk The Line’ that topped country as well as pop charts. ‘Home Of The Blues’ was another song that earned him national acclaim. In 1958, Johnny quit Sun Records and signed a new record deal with Columbia Records. Following that, he released ‘Don’t Take Your Guns To Town’ a song that broke all records. He even got a chance to record a gospel album with Columbia Records.

Gradually, Johnny also became a popular touring artist. He did many concerts to which he always wore all black clothes. This earned him the nickname of ‘Man in Black.’ He got a lot of fame, gathered a huge net worth, and even began appearing in films and TV shows. But in the late '50s, he became addicted to drugs. At this time, he released another lasting hit song ‘Ring Of Fire.’

Eventually, he established a reputation as a rebel and spent a night in jail many times for several offenses. During the '60s, he launched the controversial album ‘Bitter Tears.’ Little later, he divorced his wife and hit rock bottom. Finally, in 1970, he came out clean and lived a mostly sober lifestyle. Around the same time, he was also given his own show ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ by ABC. By the mid '70s, his reputation began to decline as he resumed his drug abuse. Following that, he failed to release any notable hits and became invisible to major record labels.

Charity Work

For over thirty years, the musician did free shows in the U.S. prisons, giving a message of hope and faith to those incarcerated. His first concert was at the San Quentin State Prison.

What awards did Johnny Cash win?

Johnny Cash received plenty of Country Music Awards, Grammys, and other honors. In his five decades of career, he recorded songs in genres like blues, folk, rock and roll, gospel, and rockabilly. His diversity was evidenced by his presence in major music halls of fame; the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Other Interesting Johnny Cash Facts And Trivia

  • June always stayed by Cash and attempted to keep him off drugs. After June’s death in May 2003, Johnny Cash believed that his only reason to live was his music. Unfortunately, he also died 4 months after.

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