On This Date: Johnny Cash Was Topping The Charts With ‘Hello, I’m Johnny Cash’ In 1970

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It’s hard to find many country artists with a resume like Johnny Cash.

We’re talking more than 50 career studio albums, along with more than a dozen live albums, with some of them (his prison albums in particular) transcending time and space. I mean, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would argue with him on the Mount Rushmore of country music.

With that being said, the man was at number one with one particular album on this date, back in 1970.

And the album?

His iconic Hello, I’m Johnny Cash album, inspired by his introduction to all of his concerts.

The album was the singer’s 33rd of his career, boasting singles like “Blistered,” “See Ruby Fall,” and “If I Were a Carpenter.”

However, “If I Were a Carpenter” saw the most success on the album, as it was a duet with his wife, June Carter Cash.

The song reached number two on the Country Singles chart, and even won a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal back in 1971.

It’s pretty wild to think that the man was already 33 albums deep by the time he was 38-years-old, and wasn’t even halfway through his career.

“If I Were A Carpenter”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock