Johnny Cash cultivated an outlaw image and was in jail overnight a few times, but he never served a prison sentence.
It was so bad we made up a song about it, which our resident expert banjo player put to the music of the Johnny Cash song "Ring of Fire": I fell into a hundred-foot ravine, We went down, down, down, and busted up my spleen, And it burned, burned, burned-that Ring of Fire… Our dual targets on that next mission were two Afghan villages set into the mountainside, one above the other.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
A book, two movies—one starring Tony Curtis, the other Lee Marvin—and a song by Johnny Cash would all later mythologize Ira’s death.
James Bradley -- Flags of Our Fathers
I could hear Hank, and Merle, and Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash singing about Jackson, her calling him "you long-legged, guitar-picking man."
Rick Bragg -- All Over but the Shoutin’
But here he comes waltzing up in his Johnny Cash look, as if he hadn’t given the evening a second thought.
Nicholas Sparks -- True Believer
They listen to Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash — and they dance, kicking up their boots, twirling their partners, waving their cowboy hats in the air.