Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Cash’

Love of Country

When music legend Bruce Springsteen recorded his excellent 2007 “Live in Dublin” concert, it’s no accident that the famed rock-n-roller opted for a decidedly more country flavor, using fiddles and slide guitars, on tunes such as “Jesse James” and “My Oklahoma Home.” Springsteen – who in his recent biography said he grew up on aRead more..

“Forty Shades of Green” at 60

The iconic song about Ireland, written by country music legend Johnny Cash in 1969, is still popular today. ℘℘℘ When Cash visited Ireland in 1959, he was already a successful country musician, his hits including “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line.” He came to Ireland, though, as a tourist. He later explained hisRead more..

Cash’s Forty Shades of Green

With Johnny Cash in the news a lot recently thanks to the movie Walk the Line, many tend to forget the music legend’s ScotsIrish roots. Though he was always the Man in Black, Cash was also the guy who loved Ireland, so much so that he penned the song “Forty Shades of Green” after hisRead more..