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Interviews & Profiles

Rosanne Cash's The River & The Thread comes out Jan. 14.

January 13, 2014 Cash says her new album spun out of a visit to her father's boyhood home in Arkansas.

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Johnny Cash: The Life delves more deeply into Cash's dark side than the 2005 film Walk the Line.

October 29, 2013 Through all the pain and redemption, "Johnny Cash was a good man," author Robert Hilburn tells NPR.

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Don Gonyea (far right, in vest) interviewing Johnny Cash in 1981.

February 23, 2013 Working as a local DJ in Monroe, Mich., NPR's Don Gonyea interviewed his idol Johnny Cash in 1981.

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The Cash family house today.

December 29, 2012 With guidance from Cash's siblings, the tiny, dilapidated house is being painstakingly restored.

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February 26, 2010 Today would have been Johnny Cash's 78th birthday. We remember the country-music legend.

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Rick Rubin

February 26, 2010 Producer Rick Rubin remembers his collaborator, country music legend Johnny Cash.

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June 18, 2007 The biography details her musical beginnings, and her painful yet enduring marriage to Johnny Cash.

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Discover Songs

Some Christmas songs are better left unsung.

December 14, 2010 At the risk of sounding Scrooge-like, we debate a few displeasing holiday tunes. How about yours?

Bing Bowie Sq

August 9, 2010 On this edition we look at imaginative collaborations, some brilliant, and some so very, very wrong.

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July 3, 2009 Violinist Mark O'Connor says the song's energy and drive replaces any need for drums or percussion.

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Betty Davis

February 9, 2009 Hear a special Valentine's Day mix tape from All Songs Considered.

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June 19, 2007 An hour of suitable dinner music for a wedding reception isn't as easy to assemble as it may seem.

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June 24, 2006 A new collection features songs and stories the country-music legend recorded in the early 1970s.

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June 8, 2006 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Meredith Ochs and Tom Moon about th...

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May 25, 2006 The enchanting music of Rose Melberg; Jangley found sounds from Cibelle; Solo music from produce...

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May 9, 2006 The music icon reads Robert W. Service's riveting, darkly funny poem.

March 4, 2002 The original man in black: Johnny Cash; alt-Country from Uncle Tupelo; the wait is over for new ...

News

A vintage snapshot hangs in the cabin outside Nashville where Johnny Cash and June Carter spent much of their later years.

March 23, 2014 A shelved album from the early '80s captures Cash fresh out of rehab and mining humor from darkness.

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The Johnny Cash Project

February 5, 2011 The Johnny Cash Project gives fans an opportunity to connect with Cash through digital art.

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June 24, 2006 A new collection features songs and stories the country-music legend recorded in the early 1970s.

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November 18, 2005 A young reporter recorded the 1968 concert — from the prisoner's perspective.

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November 20, 2003 Melissa Block talks with the producer of the new Louvin Brothers tribute album.

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Reviews

A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career.

April 10, 2013 The music Cash made while under contract with the label is now available as an imposing reissue.

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March 10, 2010 Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the Johnny Cash and Rick Rubin collaboration, American VI.

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Betty Davis

February 9, 2009 Hear a special Valentine's Day mix tape from All Songs Considered.

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May 9, 2006 The music icon reads Robert W. Service's riveting, darkly funny poem.

More Stories

Johnny Cash walks inside the gates of Folsom Prison, preparing to perform his fourth concert for inmates there.

December 23, 2000 This classic of American music made the country and the pop charts in 1956.

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Pearl Jam (top left), Missy Elliott (top right), the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind (bottom right), PJ Harvey (bottom left), Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel (center).

July 9, 2013 This week, All Songs Considered examines the music of the '90s at its best, worst and weirdest.

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Ricky Munoz, lead singer of Intocalbe, performs in Juarez, Mexico earlier this month. Intocable, a band popular on both sides of the border, is inspired by Mexican music, country hits and rock bands like Def Leppard.

April 12, 2014 NPR followed the border between Mexico and the U.S. Alt.Latino plays music heard along the way.

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December 6, 2006 NPR host Melissa Block shares some ideas for children's CDs that her whole family enjoys.

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