The Man in Black
John C. Schnepf
How Johnny Became Successful
Johnny had a fairly different voice than everyone else. "With his deep, resonant baritone and spare percussive guitar, he had a basic, distinctive sound." "Cash didn't sound like Nashville, nor did he sound like honky tonk or rock & roll." (Johnny Cash on AllMusic)
For starters Johnny had a bit of confidence. At first his band was a gospel band. People seen that everywhere and they couldn't cut a record deal. Johnny had written many songs in the air force, he switched from gospel to this new style and the record guy loved his songs. It was different, not only the way he sang it but also, the lyrics. So he was confident in his own songs and his own way of music. With this also he had a bit of self-reliance. It was a new sound, his own way of music.
Influencing Our Society
Johnny influenced many different people greatly, especially the music industry. He helped out with today's country rock n roll, and even pop. His sound was different and influenced many artists today. His sound was different and took it to a whole new world. Even in my childhood my dad and I could get into the same music. I liked the old man's music that he listened to all the time and really got into it.