People of all ages and from all walks of life have undoubtedly heard the name Johnny Cash at some point in their life. This man has proved that even a farm boy from Arkansas can grow up and have an enormous impact in people’s lives though his music and contributions.
When Johnny Cash was born on February 26, 1932, his parents Ray and Carrie lived in Kingsland, Arkansas. The family moved to northeast Arkansas and settled in Dyess Colony when Cash was three years old. Johnny, along with his siblings and parents, worked long hours on the family’s 20 acre farm.
Young Cash grew up listening to his mother sing hymns and folk songs. These and the songs that he’d hear from the railroad workers and farm hands were all an inspiration for his own songs in later years.
In 1950, after graduating from high school, Johnny moved …