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  • May 17, 1993
    Johnny Cash begins four days of recording in producer Rick Rubin's living room in Los Angeles, backed only by his own guitar. The session marks the start of work on Cash's album "American Recordings"
    Dec 3, 1993
    Johnny Cash performs at the Viper Room in Los Angeles. Two songs from the date, "Tennessee Stud" and "The Man Who Couldn't Cry," will become part of his album "American Recordings"
    Dec 5, 1993
    Johnny Cash records "Delia's Gone" in the Los Angeles living room of producer Rick Rubin. The performance is used in episode seven of the 2019 PBS series "Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns"
    Dec 7, 1993
    Johnny Cash records 10 songs in the living room of producer Rick Rubin's Los Angeles home. Three of the songs, including a cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Why Me," are added to Cash's album "American Recordings" as sessions for that project conclude
    Apr 26, 1994
    American releases Johnny Cash's first album for the label, "American Recordings." The CD is a stripped-down project overseen by rap-rock producer Rick Rubin
    Nov 19, 1996
    American Recordings releases Johnny Cash's "Unchained"
    Mar 14, 1998
    American Recordings runs a full-page ad in Billboard magazine featuring Johnny Cash, fresh off a Grammy win for his "Unchained" album, flipping the bird "to acknowledge the Nashville music establishment and country radio for your support"
    Oct 17, 2000
    American releases the Johnny Cash album "American III: Solitary Man." The title track wins a Grammy award
    Oct 18, 2002
    Johnny Cash begins two days of filming at home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, for his "Hurt" video--his first clip in nine years
    Nov 5, 2002
    American Recordings releases Johnny Cash's "American IV: The Man Comes Around." It's the last album of new material issued during the singer's life

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