9:30 Coffee Break: Songs by Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash
A 1977 photo of singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. (Associated Press)

Johnny Cash was born on this day in 1932 in Kingsland, Ark., and he went on to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Although Johnny Cash is remembered primarily as a country icon, his songs spanned other genres, including rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Johnny Cash was an incredibly prolific recorded artist. Over the course of his nearly 50-year career, he released 96 albums on several labels, including Sun, Columbia and Mercury Records. During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and Tom Petty.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we're thinking about Johnny Cash's massive artistic output. What songs by Johnny Cash would you like to hear?

Songs Played


"Get Rhythm"

"I've Been Everywhere"

"Personal Jesus"

"A Boy Named Sue"

"Cry! Cry! Cry!"

"One Piece at a Time"


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