Country star. Baritone. Outlaw. Rebel. The Man in Black wore many hats. Some of which catapulted him into becoming one of the most acclaimed musicians of the 20th century. Others that created a tornado of tragedy, struggle and hardship. His 71 years were marked by high highs including his iconic romance with June Carter Cash and wildly low lows including a struggle with addiction.
Still, Johnny Cash remains one of the most important artists of our time and would have turned 86 on Feb. 26. Whether you’re a casual fan or think you know all the details of the musician’s life, which was nothing short of eventful, we invite you to don your best black duds and dive into our quiz to test your knowledge of the one and only Johnny Cash.
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On April 6, Johnny Cash: Forever Words will be released – a collaborative album of Cash’s unknown poems and other writings transformed into new songs by contemporary artists, including new performances by Chris Cornell, Ruston Kelly & Kacey Musgraves, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter, Elvis Costello, The Jayhawks, and more. More info here: http://johnnycashonline.com/