Photo of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash

Born in Kingsland, Ark., on Feb. 26, 1932, Johnny Cash grew up picking cotton with his siblings and learning hymns from his mother, a folksy heritage that influenced his music and helped his appeal with working-class fans.

Though he is best known for his recording career -- and by his iconic moniker as "the Man in Black" -- Cash also enjoyed success as an actor, making his film debut in Door-to-Door Maniac (1961) and launching his own small-screen variety shows with "The Johnny Cash Show" (1969) and "Johnny Cash and Friends" (1976).

Other career highlights include A Gunfight (1971), in which he starred opposite Kirk Douglas; the made-for-television movie The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973), which he co-wrote, produced and starred in; and "The Simpsons" (1997), in which he voiced the role of an animated coyote. He died Sept. 12, 2003.

Johnny Cash in Best of Country Live

Best of Country Live

2006 NR

Featuring live performances from some of country music's most legendary stars, this compilation celebrates the history and prominence of one of the world's most popular musical genres. With rarely seen live performances as well as exclusive interviews, this collection boasts appearances by artists such as Tennessee Ernie Ford, Eddy Arnold, Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton and more.

  • Johnny Cash in Stagecoach Stagecoach
  • Johnny Cash in Johnny Cash: Live in Denmark: 1971 Johnny Cash: Live in Denmark: 1971
  • Johnny Cash in The Winding Stream The Winding Stream
  • Johnny Cash in Carson Country Carson Country
  • Johnny Cash in The Johnny Cash TV Show: 1969-1971 The Johnny Cash TV Show: 1969-1971
  • Johnny Cash in Kris Kristofferson: His Life and Work Kris Kristofferson: His Life and Work
  • Johnny Cash in Johnny Cash in Ireland: 1993 Johnny Cash in Ireland: 1993
  • Johnny Cash in Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash
  • Johnny Cash in The Unauthorized Life of Johnny Cash The Unauthorized Life of Johnny Cash
  • Johnny Cash in Festival! Festival!
  • Johnny Cash in Johnny Cash: The Line Johnny Cash: The Line
  • Johnny Cash in Town Hall Party: August 8, 1959 Town Hall Party: August 8, 1959
  • Johnny Cash in Town Hall Party - 11/15/58 Town Hall Party - 11/15/58
  • Johnny Cash in The Best of Hootenanny The Best of Hootenanny
  • Johnny Cash in John Wayne's Tribute to America John Wayne's Tribute to America
  • Johnny Cash in The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus
  • Johnny Cash in Best of Barbara Mandrell Best of Barbara Mandrell
  • Johnny Cash in The Baron and the Kid The Baron and the Kid
  • Johnny Cash in North and South: The Complete Collection North and South: The Complete Collection
  • Johnny Cash in Jerry Lee Lewis Chronicles Jerry Lee Lewis Chronicles
  • Johnny Cash in Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am
  • Johnny Cash in Cash for Kenya: Live In Johnstown Cash for Kenya: Live In Johnstown
  • Johnny Cash in Johnny Cash: The Man in Black Johnny Cash: The Man in Black
  • Johnny Cash in A Tribute to Johnny Cash A Tribute to Johnny Cash
  • Johnny Cash in Louisiana Hayride Louisiana Hayride
  • Johnny Cash in Party Tyme Karaoke: Old Country 1 Party Tyme Karaoke: Old Country 1
  • Johnny Cash in The Appalachians The Appalachians
  • Johnny Cash in The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash
  • Johnny Cash in Larry King Live: Greatest Interviews Larry King Live: Greatest Interviews
  • Johnny Cash in Sesame Street: Favorite Country Songs Sesame Street: Favorite Country Songs
  • Johnny Cash in Johnny Cash: Music in Review Johnny Cash: Music in Review
  • Johnny Cash in Johnny Cash Narrates the New Testament Johnny Cash Narrates the New Testament
  • Johnny Cash in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum... Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum...