Ring of Fire A Tribute to Johnny Cash Author:Brian Mansfield From the dust jacket: — Johnny Cash meant many things to many people. There was Cash the rockabilly and Cash the country boy. Cash the cowboy and Cash the prisoner's friend. Cash the folk singer and Cash the wise elder. He was poet, patriot, preacher, and protestor. He was the Man in Black. — The music of Johnny Cash spoke to and for Americans... more » of all ages, backgrounds, and social settings for nearly half a century. He was the first artist to be inducted in both the Rock and Roll and Country Music halls of fame.
Ring of Fire is a celebration of the many facets of Johnny Cash. It features tributes that are sometimes moving and sometimes funny from the likes of Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, Rodney Crowell, Merle Haggard, Trent Reznor, Marty Stuart, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, and others. Legendary Les Leverett, whose lens studied Cash for more than thirty years, adds his photographs.
Perhaps no other singer in American popular music has crossed as many boundaries as Johnny Cash. Ring of Fire shows why the Man in Black made the common man feel he was one of them. It also shows that he made some of the greatest creative minds of his era cherish the time they were able to spend with him. When Johnny Cash died, Brian Mansfield wrote in USA Today, “Last weekend the whole country wore black.”
Includes CD of Johnny Cash Singing “Ring of Fire”« less