Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2003 one week after his death, Johnny Cash won three trophies at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Johnny Cash that you might not have known.

  • He started smoking when he was just 12 years old.
  • He learned how to hypnotize himself from country singer Johnny Horton.
  • During his stint in the Air Force, he learned to translate Russian Morse code.
  • Roy Orbison was his next-door neighbor in Tennessee for over 20 years.
  • When he first moved to Memphis, he enrolled in a radio class at Keegan’s School of Industry, hoping to become a DJ.