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Vocalist and accordion player Jorge Hernández engages the crowd of inmates in the main yard of Folsom State Prison. Lance Dawes/Courtesy of Los Tigres Del Norte hide caption

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50 Years After Johnny Cash, Los Tigres Del Norte Perform At Folsom Prison

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Johnny Cash: Forever Words is available now. Don Hunstein (c) Sony Music/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Just As True': Johnny Cash's Poems Set To Music For New Album

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Johnny Cash in 1968. His album At Folsom Prison, recorded that year in a California penitentiary, rebooted his career and became a critical favorite. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Johnny Cash Takes A Stand: Looking Back On His Folsom Prison Performance

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Manuel Cuevas (left) is known for turning Johnny Cash into "the Man in Black." Photo courtesy of Morelia Cuevas hide caption

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This Country Music Tailor Is Known As 'The Rhinestone Rembrandt'

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Johnny Cash: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

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Raeanne Rubenstein first photographed Johnny Cash at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. "It was just the most amazing experience," she says. Raeanne Rubenstein hide caption

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Meeting Country Music's Superstars: Behind Each Portrait, A Story

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