Grammy Awards winner for Best Short Form Music Video, Johnny Cash was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from the United States. He is also renowned for being one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was also an actor and an author.
Early Life, Education, Death
Six feet and two inches tall, Johnny was born as J. R. Cash in Kingsland, Arkansas, United States of American on the laps of Ray Cash and Carrie Cloveree. He was an American and was of English, Scottish and Irish descent.
When did Johnny Cash die?
He died on September 12, 2003, in Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 71.
Marriage, Divorce, Wife, & Children
In 1951, while Johnny was serving in the air force, he met Vivian Dorraine Liberto. He met her for the first time at a roller skating rink on 18th of July. She was only 17 at that time. They began their love affairs since then. They also exchanged 100s of love letters while he was in Germany.
Finally, on the 17th of August 1954, they got married. As a married couple, they had welcomed four children together. Johnny was an addict of drug and alcohol and he also had affair with so many girls. Citing these reasons, Liberto filed for divorce in 1966 and they finally got divorced on 3rd of January 1968.
While he was in the musical tour, Johnny met June Carter Cash. June Carter Cash was also an American singer, songwriter, and actress. He met her for the first time in 1955 at Grand Ole Opry. While he was forming in London, he proposed her in the live performance and they finally got married on 1st of March 1968.
Johnny served in the United States Air Force for several years. He came back from Germany in 1954 and he signed a recording contract with Sun Records.
It is said that he began singing since he was five. His debut single, Hey, Porter was released on 21st of May 1955 and his second single, Cry! Cry! Cry! was released one month later.
His debut album, With His Hot and Blue Guitar, was released on 11th of October 1957. Besides singing, he was also an actor and he made his acting debut in 1959.
His debut acting was in the television series, Shotgun Slade.
Net Worth Before Death
He earned a lucrative amount of salary and his net worth before his death was $120 million.