On September 1, 1954 an unknown young man walked into the recording studio in the Memphis Recording Service building at 706 Union Ave, Memphis, Tennessee and walked out having cut a record that would define its own genre of music. That single, Hey Porter, was released on the Sun Records label on June 21, 1955 and a legend was born.
Few artists can claim that they are an entire genre of music unto themselves but if you try and define this man's body of work, you are left with one conclusion. Johnny Cash is that artist!
What is Willie Nelson?..... Willie is Country.
What is Elvis?..... The King of Rock and Roll.
What is Frank Sinatra?..... Swinger & Crooner
What is Cash?...... Johnny Cash is..... Well.... Johnny Cash!
There were none like him before and there have been none like him since.
At his passing in 2003 at the age of 71, he left behind an unparalleled body of work, having written & recorded over 800 songs and having recorded more than 1500 songs in total. He is the only artist in history to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll, Country Music and Songwriters Halls of Fame and to add further to this unprecedented honour he is also a member of the Rockabilly and Gospel Halls of Fame.
60 years after the release of his first single, having won countless awards, including fourteen Grammy awards and having become a worldwide household name, this unequalled artist has become an icon of 20th century popular culture and his legend has continued to grow as we have moved well and truly into the 21st century.
Since 2009, Award-Winning singer Daniel Thompson & Australian guitar master Stuie French have been wowing Australian audiences with Johnny Cash The Concert, keeping the spirit of the Man in Black alive with their authentic tribute to Johnny Cash and his music.
In 2015 the boys return with their brand new show Cash 60 - 60 Years of Johnny Cash marking 60 years since the world first heard from the powerhouse that was Johnny Cash.
Backed as always by their engine room, The Tennessee Studs, Cash 60 promises to be Johnny Cash The Concerts best show yet.
Always keen to give their audiences something new and fresh, Cash 60 brings you the expected hits and highlights from Cash's stellar career but as always the show is full of select favourites and forgotten gems from the extensive Cash catalogue.
Nobody brings to life the sprit and the music of The Man in Black quite like Johnny Cash The Concert.
On the road from August 2015, Cash 60 is a show not to be missed.