Awarded: April 2000
(Feb. 26, 1932 - Sept. 12, 2003)
Johnny Cash is an emeritus member of both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and winner of the 1991 Grammy Legend Award, with more than 150 charted hits to his credit. “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line” and other hits established Cash as a major player on both the pop and country scenes. By the mid-60's, with a continuing stream of top-sellers, he was one of the most popular artists in the country. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and in 1993 contributed a vocal performance to U2's Zooropa album.