On This Date: Johnny Cash Was Topping The Country Charts With His Classic 1970 Album, ‘Hello, I’m Johnny Cash’

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Talk about an all-time great country album.

On this date in 1970, Johnny Cash was topping the country charts with his classic Hello, I’m Johnny Cash record.

Of course, the title was inspired by his famous introduction at all of his shows, where the country icon would casually introduce himself that way before blowing the crowd away with his unreal musical talent.

It was Cash’s 33rd studio album, and featured hits like his iconic duet with his wife June Carter “If I Were a Carpenter,” which earned the couple a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1971. It peaked at #2 country charts when released as a single.

The tracklist also featured other great singles like “Blistered,” and “See Ruby Fall,” as well as the first song Johnny ever covered of his friend Kris Kristofferson’s, “To Beat the Devil.”

And of course, it didn’t take long for the project to see incredible commercial success, as it was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 29th, 1970.

Gonna give these a spin today, that’s for sure…

“If I Were a Carpenter”

“See Ruby Fall”


“To Beat The Devil”


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock