That Johnny Cash was an ordained minister? It was no secret that Cash was deeply religious. The Man in Black was simultaneously a god-fearing Christian as well as a rebellious outlaw of sorts, which is what made him so appealing to such a wide audience. Despite his celebrated presence, he always remained a man of the people.
In the 1960’s, Cash was more well-known for his rebellious image, more than that of a holy man – he would wreck hotel rooms, drive under the influence of drugs, and have fits on stage, which were largely the result of drug abuse. In 1968, after remarrying June Carter, Cash began a lifelong reexamination of his life, where he got back in line with his Christian beliefs. During the 1970’s, after more than two years of study, Cash received a degree in theology and become a minister. He presided at his daughter’s wedding.
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