When Johnny Cash was born he was born into rough living. He was born in Kingsland Arkansas on February 26th 1932. He saw his fair share of the police and lots of his performances where at the Grand Ole Opry. He was married to his wife and was addicted to drugs.
When Johnny started to become famous, he also became a drug addict. He got caught one of the times with amphetamines and tranquilizers. These where legal in El Paso but he got them illegally. He was taken to the El Paso jail for the night.
When Johnny was sober he was at show and was with his wife. He wanted to not be an addict and in an attempt to have a show to aid his recovery but after he had another high from drugs.
''I have seen the way.''
One of the days he had been at his uncles house, Johnny got into his uncles medicine box and ate a bottle of pills and was on a high. Then he slipped on his jacket and got on his tractor. He drove like a mad man by a hill and rolled over his tractor. His uncle and his brother and wife came rushing over to him.
He went to the hospital and that is where his brother and his mother argued and yelled about his addictions and it was an emotional time. He was going down a bad road and the drugs controlled him. He was sleeping that night and he said that god had spoken to him.
'' Look at what you are and look at what you could be.''
After that year he had tried to defeat his war with the drugs and later succeded and had stopped the drugs. He was one of the greatest country singers ever to live. He is also nicknamed,''The Man In Black.'' He was loved by many regardless to his past and has made himself a successful idle for many.