Being an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, widely well-known as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Johnny Cash with his deep bass-baritone voice, the Man in Black impressed audiences with numerous country, rock and roll, and gospel songs such as I Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire and Get Rhythm. For his great dedications to the arts, he was honored various Country Music Association Awards, Grammys, including the National Medal of Arts (2001) and the 2003 MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography.
He began writing songs at early ages and difficulties in the childhood life inspired many his songs. At the age of twelve, he started playing guitar and writing songs with the help from his mother and a childhood friend. In high school, he sang on a local radio station. He founded his first band called The Landsberg Barbarians at Landsberg, Germany before getting basic training at Lackland Air Force Base and technical training at Brooks Air Force Base, both in San Antonio, Texas.
On August 7, 1954, he and Vivian Liberto were married with four daughters, including Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy and Tara, however, their marriage ended in divorce in 1966. On March 1, 1968, he wed June Carter and the couple had one child together, John Carter Cash (born March 3, 1970).