Friday, February 26, 2010

Celebrating Johnny Cash

It's all Johnny Cash week.

He would have been 78 today. There's a Wear Black For Johnny Campaign in honor of his birthday.

His latest record American VI: Ain't No Grave was released earlier this week. It was produced by Rick Rubin.

Retired real estate agent Louie Sulcer 71, of Woodstock, Ga., won Apple's iTunes Countdown to 10 Billion Songs contest. He purchased Johnny Cash's 1957 single "Guess Things Happen That Way", which is the 10 billionth song downloaded from iTunes. He was rewarded with a a $10,000 iTunes gift card. The L Magazine reported he also received phone calls from Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Johnny's daughter, singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash, who had her guitarist husband, John Leventhal play the song for Sulcer over the phone.

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