Happy 80th, Mr. Cash
By Lacee Shepard
Today is Johnny Cash’s Birthday. Although he passed away in 2003, Johnny Cash is still relevant today. Today’s music may be focused on who has tighter skinny jeans, but the world will never forget the music that Johnny Cash made.
The Arkansas native had something others didn’t, and its what makes his music timeless. Cash had the ability to bridge genres that wouldn’t seem to go together in a million years and that was his biggest allure. While he as known for his rock lifestyle, known for taking multiple drugs and drinking, his music was a perfect blend of country, rock and folk. Cash made music that could only be sorted as Rockabilly.
In his lifetime Cash was inducted into the rock hall of fame, the country hall of fame, and the gospel hall of fame. Cash was known not only for his drug laced past, but also for his hits like Cocaine Blues, Get Rhythm, A Boy Named Sue and Ring of Fire.
Cash may not be here to celebrate his birthday, but throw on his old records and be prepared to be inspired by man who’s music can withstand time.