JOHNNY CASH – Johnny Cash – Explore Cash’s Poetry!

A priceless look into the life and work of a major contributor to American music.

By Johnny Cash ‧ RELEASE DATE: Nov. 14, 2023

John R. Cash was a legendary country singer, and this biography celebrates his life and work. It is lavishly illustrated and the lyrics of his songs are the focal point. Cash’s roots in rural Arkansas and his upbringing by poor sharecroppers and Missionary Baptist preachers are explored, as well as his four years in the Air Force and his move to Memphis. His career is covered, including his marriage to June Carter, his TV show and prison performances, and his recordings. His son, John Carter, provides personal insights into his father’s character and analyses of his songs. The book includes the lyrics to 125 of Cash’s songs, along with handwritten lyric sheets, meditations, letters, and other documents. Photos of Cash in performance or in more casual settings are also included. The lyrics are the true stars of the book, and readers will gain a deeper understanding of his art.

Pub Date: Nov. 14, 2023
ISBN: 9780316503105

Page Count: 384
Publisher: Voracious/Little, Brown

Review Posted Online: today
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 2023