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  • 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
    Oct 22, 1968
    Johnny Cash makes the last of seven appearances supporting Republican Arkansas governor Winthrop Rockefeller's re-election campaign, performing in El Dorado
    Oct 23, 1968
    Johnny Cash performs at Carnegie Hall in New York. In the audience are Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin
    Oct 30, 1968
    "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison" is certified gold by the RIAA, becoming the first live country album to earn that distinction
    Nov 6, 1968
    Columbia releases Johnny Cash's "Daddy Sang Bass"
    Dec 9, 1968
    Johnny Cash plays a benefit for Native Americans at the St. Francis Indian Mission in South Dakota. The set list includes the appropriate "The Ballad Of Ira Hayes"
    Dec 14, 1968
    Johnny Cash performs at the Tennessee State Prison in Nashville
    Jan 4, 1969
    Johnny Cash earns a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with "Daddy Sang Bass." Written by Carl Perkins, it features vocal appearances by The Statler Brothers and The Carter Family

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