From his legendary 50s Sun Studios recordings to his latterday classic American albums, Johnny Cash was always the country voice of rock. This is his amazing story - Stephen Miller's vivid account of the life and times of a journeyman who started out with stablemates Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, and who would later collaborate with musical friends such as Bob Dylan, Wylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.
Here are all the anecdotes behind the rowdy years, the prison albums, the relationships and the music. Country king, movie actor and activist, Cash enjoyed a rollercoaster career that lurched between million-selling albums and periods of dark obscurity. Through it all The Man In Black remained a hero to discerning country and rock fans all over the world.
Stephen Miller has been a fan of country music for more than twenty years and for six years he reviewed albums and interviewed artists for Scot FM. In the course of his research for this book he spent time in and around Nashville interviewing people in the music industry who have worked closely with Johnny Cash as well as members of his family to get as close as possible to the great man.