“The Master of Life’s been good to me. He has given me strength to face past illnesses, and victory in the face of defeat….Let the music...more
“The Master of Life’s been good to me. He has given me strength to face past illnesses, and victory in the face of defeat….Let the music play.”—Johnny Cash Johnny Cash was a poor sharecropper’s son from Arkansas who became one of the most influential figures in American music. In the 1950s he embarked on a music career that took him to the heights of fame and wealth but also to the depths of addiction and despair. From these tensions Johnny Cash created a haunting music, exploring the dark side of himself, and others, in a voice that sometimes sounded as old as the Grand Canyon. The Man Called Cash chronicles his career, his love for June Carter Cash, his struggles, and his triumphs. Johnny Cash put his soul into his music, drawing on his demons, his faith, his pain, and his joy to become, to many, the voice of truth. less
His life was remarkable and this authorized biography holds nothing back, both good and bad. It is to me the ultimate final story of a man whom to many is a legend. Being a Johnny Cash fan since childhood, I was engrossed from beginning to end.