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S.Con.Res. 68 (pcs) Expressing the sense of Congress on the occasion of the 10th [Placed on Calendar Senate] ...
S. CON. RES. 68
Whereas Johnny Cash was one of the most influential and recognized voices of
American music throughout the world, whose influence spanned generations
and musical genres;
Whereas Johnny Cash was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, and
moved with his family at the age of 3 to Dyess, Arkansas, where the
family farmed 20 acres of cotton and other seasonal crops;
Whereas those early years in the life of Johnny Cash inspired songs such as
``Look at Them Beans'' and ``Five Feet High and Rising'';
Whereas Johnny Cash eventually released more than 70 albums of original material
in his lifetime, beginning with his first recording in 1955 with the
Whereas Johnny Cash was a devoted husband to June Carter Cash, a father of 5
children, and a grandfather;
Whereas Johnny Cash received extensive recognition for his contributions to the
musical heritage of the Nation, including membership in the Grand Old
Opry; induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Country
Music Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and his receipt
of numerous awards, including Kennedy Center Honors, 11 Grammy awards,
and the 2001 National Medal of Arts;
Whereas Johnny Cash embodied the creativity, innovation, and social conscience
that define American music;
Whereas Johnny Cash was a vocal champion of the downtrodden, the working man,
and Native Americans; and
Whereas the Nation has lost one of its most prolific and influential musicians
with the death of Johnny Cash on September 12, 2003, in Nashville,
Tennessee: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring),
(1) honors the life and accomplishments of Johnny Cash;
(2) recognizes and honors Johnny Cash for his invaluable
contributions to the Nation, Tennessee, and our musical
(3) extends its condolences to the Cash family on the death
of a remarkable man.
Passed the Senate September 18, 2003.
S. CON. RES. 68
Honoring the life of Johnny Cash.
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