Johnny Cash: The Life In Lyrics, Deluxe Edition


By Johnny Cash

Contributions by John Carter Cash

With Mark Stielper

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$157.00 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around November 14, 2023. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.


The life of the Man in Black revealed by his lyrics and rare photographs and ephemera, with new material from friends and family, in a lavishly illustrated edition authorized by Johnny Cash’s estate
Johnny Cash is one of the most beloved and influential country-music stars of all time, having composed more than 600 songs and sold more than ninety million records. He received twenty-nine gold, platinum, and multiplatinum awards for his recordings and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
This is the first time Cash’s fifty years of songwriting have been collected anywhere; this book includes the lyrics to 125 songs and the stories behind them. Perhaps more than any other American artist, he spoke to the soul of the nation as well as to the triumphs and challenges of his own life. These pages deliver a profound understanding of Johnny Cash as a man and an artist, as well as the American story he helped shape. This book includes rare visual material in addition to remembrances from Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, and “family historian” Mark Stielper.
This deluxe collector’s limited edition is enclosed in a protective slipcase debossed with foil. Inside is an envelope several frameable reproductions of rare memorabilia:

– A never-before-published photograph of Johnny Cash performing at a private event in Knoxville, TN, in April, 1975
– A reproduction of the Cash coat of arms, hand-drawn and lettered by Cash, with reflections on its meaning
– A double-sided reproduction of Cash’s handwritten lyrics for “Flesh and Blood” with ornamental drawings and a special note to June Carter
– Plus an access code to listen to never-before-released audio comments by Cash.

On Sale
Nov 14, 2023
Page Count
384 pages

Johnny Cash

About the Author

Johnny Cash was an American singer and songwriter who continues to be one of the bestselling musical artists of all time. He is best known for blending country, rock, blues, and gospel in his music, ushering in the Countrypolitan and Outlaw country movements. Cash was also a successful actor, writer, and activist. His lifelong support for SOS Children’s Villages, a nonprofit advocating for children in need, led to the creation of the Johnny Cash Memorial Fund to carry on that legacy after his death.

John Carter Cash is the only son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. He has produced five Grammy Award-winning albums and owns and operates the Cash Cabin Studio in Tennessee. He is also the author of House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father, Johnny Cash.

Mark Stielper has chronicled the life of the Man in Black for nearly forty years, contributing to a dozen Cash biographies, appearing on screen in documentaries, and speaking at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Cash museum. Johnny Cash himself called Stielper "my friend, the family historian" and said, "He knows more about me than me."

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