Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1971 Johnny Cash recorded "Man In Black?"

It's true! It was in Nashville at the Columbia Recording Studio.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Johnny Cash.

  • He earned his first royalty check for $2.41 with the 1955 single "Cry, Cry, Cry."
  • He first met June Carter in 1956 and introduced himself by saying "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash and I'm going to marry you someday"; 12 years later, he did.
  • He was banned from the Grand Ole Opry for a spell after a 1965 incident in which he smashed the footlights.
  • He won the CMA Award for Album of the Year three times (1968's Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, 1969's Johnny Cash at San Quentin Prison, and 2003's American IV: The Man Comes Around). In 1969, he won Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year (for "A Boy Named Sue") and Vocal Group of the Year (with June Carter Cash).
  • He showcased top names on his 1969 to 1971 ABC series The Johnny Cash Show, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Glen Campbell, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and Neil Young. The performance of another star of the era, Eric Clapton, was a highlight of a box set of Clapton's released in 2011.