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from the Billy Graham Library

Johnny Cash

February 26, 2014


This photo of Johnny Cash and Billy Graham, taken by Nashville photographer Jim McGuire, hangs in the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.
This photo of Johnny Cash and Billy Graham, taken by Nashville photographer Jim McGuire, hangs in the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.

Today marks what would have been Johnny Cash’s 82nd birthday. The singer along with his wife June Carter Cash developed a close relationship with Billy and Ruth over the years. Billy even said, “We have no better friends than Johnny and June.”

Johnny Cash appeared with his wife at many Crusades over the years in support of their friend including Fort Lauderdale in February 1985. And Billy even appeared on the Johnny Cash show several times.

 

In 1971, Billy was featured on the ABC network show from the Grand Ole Opry as Johnny sang his song “The Preacher Said” after which Billy preached a short sermon.

(Videos from the Johnny Cash Show originally broadcast on ABC from the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium, 1971)
 
From "Legacy of a Pack Rat" by Ruth Bell Graham An old iron slave collar hangs over the desk of Ruth Bell Graham which was sent to the Graham's from Jamaica by Johnny Cash
From “Legacy of a Pack Rat” by Ruth Bell Graham. An old iron slave collar hangs over the desk of Ruth Bell Graham which was sent to the Graham’s from Jamaica by Johnny Cash.