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  • Mar 1, 1968
    Johnny Cash marries June Carter at the Methodist Church in Franklin, Kentucky. Carter's "Ring Of Fire" co-writer Merle Kilgore serves as best man. Carlene Carter's $1-a-week allowance, earned by mowing the lawn, rises to $10-a-week
    Apr 16, 1968
    Columbia releases Johnny Cash's live recording of "Folsom Prison Blues"
    Jul 20, 1968
    Johnny Cash's live version of "Folsom Prison Blues" takes the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart
    Jul 20, 1968
    "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison" tops the Billboard country albums chart for the first of four weeks total
    Jul 30, 1968
    Johnny Cash records the Carl Perkins-penned "Daddy Sang Bass" at the Columbia Recording Studios on Music Row in Nashville, with The Statler Brothers and Jan Howard providing additional voices
    Aug 7, 1968
    Funeral services are held for Johnny Cash guitarist Luther Perkins, who was killed by a fire at home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Pallbearers include Cash, Carl Perkins, W.S. Holland and Marshall Grant
    Aug 24, 1968
    Arkansas governor Winthrop Rockefeller begins his re-election campaign with an appearance in Winthrop. Six thousand people are treated to barbecue, soda, watermelon and Johnny Cash
    Aug 25, 1968
    Johnny Cash performs "Folsom Prison Blues" on the Glen Campbell-hosted CBS replacement series "The Summer Brothers Smothers Show." Also appearing: John Hartford and The Stoneman Family
    Sep 20, 1968
    When his band is delayed with transportation problems, Johnny Cash meets guitarist Bob Wootton prior to a show in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Wootton claims he can play all of Cash's songs and becomes a band member that night
    Oct 18, 1968
    "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison" claims Album of the Year during the second annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

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