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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash (singer/songwriter; born February 26, 1932, Kingsland, Arkansas; died September 12, 2003) The name Johnny Cash means country music for millions of people around the world. If country music is the poetry of America's common man, then surely Johnny Cash is its poet laureate. Through words and music, for nearly half a century, he has expertly captured the moods, the thoughts, the struggle of the American working people--the farmers, the truckers, the factory workers. And he is the finest interpreter of his own works. "He's like President Lincoln or somethin'," said country music star Merle Haggard.