At 5 years old, Johnny was working in the cotton fields, singing with his family as they worked.
In 1954, Johnny and his first wife Vivian moved to Nashville where Johnny wanted to become a radio announcer. He worked selling appliances during the day and at night he played guitar for the "Tennessee Two".
He finally got up the courage to go to Sun Records and record a song.
He finally recorded "Cry Cry Cry" and "Hey Porter". Both got radio air time and Johnny was on his way to stardom.
His second wife was June Carter of The Carter Family. They recorded many songs together.
Johnny passed away in 2003 from complications from diabetes.
Some of Johnny's other hits were "Folsom Prison Blues", "Boy Named Sue" and "Ring Of Fire". My favorite was "I Walk The Line".