Songwriter, historian, fighter of causes; friend to the deprived and troubled; friend of great men; a leader in the temporal world, and follower in the spiritual world, Johnny Cash is the total entertainer. An internationally famous performer, he carries his love for his country and for country music around the world. The man in black retains his roots in the soil as he grows in conscience and integrity. He is one of the world's most beloved and honored stars. - Johnny Cash's plaque at the Country Music Hall of Fame
The two-and-a-half-mile walk from the Cash family's five-room, federally assisted farmhouse in rural Dyess, Arkansas to the town center was just long enough for young J.R. to work up a head full of dreams.
Moments later a nurse leaned over and clipped locks if his gray hair, one for each of his children.