This fascinating autobiography of the country music legend recounts the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs of his remarkable life. The story takes us from Johnny Cash's childhood on an Arkansas cotton farm to his early years at Sun Records. We read of his life on the road and meetings with, and performances for, world leaders. There is also the darker side of his life: the years of addiction to amphetamines and pain killers, a suicide attempt and the spiritual awakening that pulled him through. He looks unsparingly at his turbulent past, but remains a man of honesty, humility and humour. His memoir reveals his friendships with Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Billy Graham.
Johnny Cash, singer and songwriter, first sang publicly while in the US Air Force in the 1950s. His 1955 contract with Sun Records marked the beginning of his singing career. In 1996 he received a Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award and released his American Recordings album, Unchained. He lives in Tennessee with June Carter, his wife of 29 years.More About Johnny Cash, Patrick Carr