Johnny Cash Research Paper

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Johnny cash was an important country musician. His career started up in the 1950s in many different prisons. Cash had a rough life and he came from a poor family which he had to help support from a young age, and this could’ve affected him in a bad way, but he turned it into something amazing. He influenced many people with his fearless behavior. Cash knew how everyone felt and he was able to make that into music which helped people. He did a lot of what he did for people that could not do anything and he represented them with his music and his style. Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas on February 26, 1932. He was the fourth of seven children to be born. His actual name is J.R. Cash. Cash worked with his family in cotton fields, because they were very poor and “The Great Depression” added onto this. He had a depressing childhood and it got worse when his older…show more content…
It had an exotic animal farm in the back of it. One day he was out there moving animals into shelters, and the ostriches were being very stubborn. One of the birds lunged at him and its foot went into his chest. This left him with a cut open stomach and breaking three ribs. (Maria) The accident with the ostrich caused him to be sent to the hospital where they gave him pain medication. This caused him to relapse, and he got so addicted to the pills that they started to affect his digestive system. He started drinking to cope with this. It was not too long after this that he started to rediscover his addiction to amphetamines. (Maria) Johnny Cash had a lot of awards and achievements. He won 19 Grammy awards, including posthumous awards. He got “Entertainer of the Year” and “Single of the Year” at the CMA awards, and the Americana Music Association award for “Album of the Year”. Cash was also inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Famous People
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