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Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison to be Inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame


Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison is among the recordings to be inducted into the 2018 Grammy Hall of Fame. Cash performed two shows for the inmates at California’ Folsom Prison on Jan. 13, 1968.

The live recordings from those shows were made into the album, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison. The live album recording went on to triple-platinum status and is among the 25 recordings being added to the Grammy Hall of Fame at the Grammy Museum L.A. Live.

A new documentary about the “Man in Black” is also in the planning stages. According to Billboard, filmmakers Frank Marshall (Jurassic Park) and Thom Zimney (Elvis Presley: The Searcher) will helm the project, which will focus on Cash’s music and life through the prison concerts.

Other inductees include recordings by Aerosmith, Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five, Dr. Dre, the Rolling Stones and Leon Russell. See the full list of all of the inductees here.