Author: Patrick Carr
CASH'S LIFE NOW PORTRAYED IN THE AWARD-WINNING MOVIE "WALK THE LINE"
‘Isightful, relaxed, and conversional…
The stories sing.’ New York Times Book Review
The songs and music of Johnny Cash have moved audiences worldwide for over fifty years. In this fascinating autobiography the country music legend reveals the personal pain and turmoil that lay behind the incredible success of his professional career.
In his own words Cash reflects unsparingly on his turbulent past. He tells of his harsh childhood on the cotton farm; life on the road; friendship with Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan; the years of addiction to amphetamines and painkillers; his attempted suicide and the profound spiritual awakening which pulled him through.
After singing his 1955 contract with Sun Records, Johnny Cash released a staggering 450 singles, 1500 long-play albums and 300 CDs. His recordings have been released in twenty-six countries.
He lived in Tennessee with his wife of over thirty years, June, and died in 2003, four months after her.