Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Cash's Music Lives on for Loyal Fans

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Cash's Music Lives on for Loyal Fans

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Byline: Brian Bennion brian.bennion@qt.com.au

IT WAS 60 years ago that Johnny Cash walked in to the Memphis Recording Service building in Tennessee and cut his first single Hey Porter.

Generations later and 12 years after his death, his music is as strong as ever.

Country music singer Daniel Thompson has rejoined his bandmates for a fourth national tour showcasing the works of Johnny Cash and he says the crowds just can't get enough of the Man in Black.

"More than anything it's just being honest in his music. He was really trying to say something in a lot of his songs and I think people really relate to that," Thompson said. "And it's not just one particular type of person that relates to it, it's a lot of different people on a lot of different levels.

"He was a very skilled artist in that way. …

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