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  • 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
    Jan 9, 1969
    Johnny Cash & June Carter perform for American troops at Long Binh Air Force Base in Saigon, Vietnam
    Jan 15, 1969
    Johnny Cash, Jack Jones and Debbie Reynolds appear on the NBC-TV series "The Kraft Music Hall"
    Jan 24, 1969
    Johnny Cash, June Carter and The Tennessee Three appear on an episode of ABC's "Operation: Entertainment" shot at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita
    Jan 29, 1969
    Johnny Cash and June Carter conclude a three-week tour of the Far East where they performed for American soldiers in Japan, The Philippines and Vietnam
    Feb 18, 1969
    Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan record "Girl From The North Country" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville for Dylan's album "Nashville Skyline." Among the unreleased performances from the day's session are "T For Texas," "That's All Right" and "You Are My Sunshine"
    Feb 19, 1969
    Johnny Cash hears songwriter Shel Silverstein's "A Boy Named Sue" for the first time during a songwriters party in Tennessee, also attended by Graham Nash, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and Joni Mitchell. Cash records the song five days later
    Feb 24, 1969
    Johnny Cash records the album "Johnny Cash At San Quentin," including "A Boy Named Sue." The concert features his entire touring ensemble, including June Carter, Carl Perkins, The Carter Family and The Statler Brothers
    Mar 12, 1969
    Johnny Cash wins twice during the 11th annual Grammy awards. He collects the trophy for Best Album Notes, for "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison"; and Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for "Folsom Prison Blues"
    Apr 10, 1969
    Johnny Cash is given an honorary life sentence by governor Winthrop Rockefeller when he performs for 900 inmates at Cummins Prison Park in Grady, Arkansas

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