Johnny Cash

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1992

Inducted by: Lyle Lovett

Nominated in: 1990   1991   1992

First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1987 (ranked #10) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
With His Hot and Blue Guitar (1957)
The Fabulous Johnny Cash (1959)
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
American Recordings (1994)
American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Folsom Prison Blues (1955)
Cry! Cry! Cry! (1955)
I Walk the Line (1956)
Give My Love To Rose (1956)
Don't Take Your Guns to Town (1958)
Ring of Fire (1963)
Jackson (1967)
Daddy Sang Bass (1968)
A Boy Named Sue (1969)
Sunday Morning Coming Down (1970)
Man In Black (1971)
Hurt (2002)
The Man Comes Around (2002)
God's Gonna Cut You Down (2006)

Johnny Cash @ Wikipedia

Johnny Cash Videos


10 comments so far (post your own)

Johnny Cash has so much Fame that it would't fit into a Hall. Plus, only pointy headed people really will ever fit into a pyramid.

Posted by subhuman on Wednesday, 02.27.08 @ 22:33pm

Rick Rubin should get in for Slayer's Reign In Blood, the best metal album ever, and for his Johnny Cash CDs, which resurrected Cash's career.

Posted by Bruce Helmick on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 12:34pm

It says he was first eligible in 1986? Didn't his first hit come out in something like 1954?

Posted by Quest-Chon-Er on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 13:39pm

Walk the Line was a really good movie.

Posted by Mike on Monday, 10.27.08 @ 13:23pm

I don't understand why the title character in "A Boy Named Sue" couldn't just change his name? (Great song though)

Posted by Ogden on Saturday, 08.22.09 @ 05:01am

Johnny Cash and Eddie Money

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.11.12 @ 07:39am

How was this guy not part of the first class?

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 09.22.12 @ 11:10am

Probably because the Hall may have regarded him as "too country" at the time, but then later realized their mistake at not inducting one of the most important country musicians to rock and roll and whose early work blurred the line between country and rockabilly.

"It says he was first eligible in 1986? Didn't his first hit come out in something like 1954?"

Yes, I think Johnny Cash's first record came out in 54' but the Hall opened in 1986 with their first induction class, you couldn't really get inducted into a Hall that didn't exist yet in 1979/1980, could you? :)

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 09.22.12 @ 11:21am

Bob Johnston RIP

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 08.22.15 @ 00:34am

Why didn't FRL post the announcement that Johnny Cash is this year's recipient of the American Music Masters series? They didn't do this for Smokey Robinson, The Everly Brothers and The Rolling Stones in the last 3 years. IMO, the American Music Masters program is one of the major highlights of the year for the Rock Hall. And a truly remarkable achievement honoring those who are already inducted into the Rock Hall. This annual award honors Rock Hall inductees and sheds light and close examination on the artist(s) and their impact on rock and roll music (in terms of cultural, artistic and historical significance). There's usually a week-long list of festivities at the Rock Hall in October like an academic conference, keynote lectures, interviews that cuminates in a huge tribute concert honoring that year's honoree. It seems interesting that they chose Cash (I thought for sure it was gonna be either B.B. King or Carole King), but he's still a solid choice nevertheless. Wonder if this means we may see a country orientated artist appearing on this year's rock hall ballot? Maybe Gram Parsons or Willie Nelson? Still thou, I just don't understand why FRL doesn't announce this piece of news meanwhile they will retweet posts/articles from some highly unqualified Roll Hall writers (cough Troy Smith cough). The news of Cash's upcoming honor is on the main page (front and center no less) on the Rock Hall's website and Cash's music is constantly now on rotation on SiriusXM's Rock Hall Radio channel (the channel doesn't play a whole lot of Cash or a great variety of his music; the usual Cash hits are played like A Boy Named Sue, Walk the Line and Ring of Fire but that's really it).

Posted by Nick on Friday, 08.12.16 @ 19:48pm

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