Singer-songwriter Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. He was from a family of poor farmers, and so he turned to music often, even playing the guitar at age 12. In 1950 he joined the Air Force and trained in Texas where he met his first wife. In 1955, Cash made his first recordings with Sun Records. Over time Cash developed an outlaw image by playing in prisons, wearing all black, and developing serious drug addictions. Cash's next record, "Folsom Prison Blues", made the country Top 5, and "I Walk the Line" became No. 1 on the country charts. By 1960 Cash was a world recognized artist. I have always loved cash’s style of art and how he isn’t afraid to do things in a new way. He inspires me to do the same in my own life.
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