Johnny worked side by side with his parents on the farm.
In the evenings when the day’s chores were done, the Cash family gathered on their front porch.
The 1959 album Fabulous Johnny Cash sold half a million copies, as did Hymns and Songs of Our Soil, and the single “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town.” Concert tours took Johnny to Europe, Asia and Australia.
He began to appear as an actor in television westerns.
He entered talent contests and sang anytime and anywhere people would listen.
When Johnny Cash graduated from high school in 1950, there was no question of his going to college.
Philips was impressed with the song “Hey Porter” Cash had written when he was returning home from the Air Force.
When Phillips wanted a ballad for the b-side of “Hey Porter,” Cash wrote “Cry, Cry, Cry” overnight.
His popularity increased so rapidly that, by 1957, country music publications were rating him the top artist in the field.
They performed on the Music icons Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet,” in an impromptu jam session, 1956.
The photograph was the inspiration for a hit Broadway musical.
The Cash family took the government up on this offer and made the move.
Working together, they cleared 20 acres of land to grow cotton.
Sun Records founder Sam Phillips with country singer/songwriter Johnny Cash, as he gives him a framed record of the song “I Walk The Line” to commemorate a milestone in album sales.