The Man in Black is gone; but his country music accomplishments are with the industry and his fans forever. This date back in 1969, Johnny Cash walked away with five CMA awards, making him the first country music artist to win that many awards in one night.
That evening, Cash received:
Male Vocalist of the Year;
Album of the Year, for San Quentin;
Single of the Year, for “A Boy Named Sue;”
Vocal Group of the Year, with his wife, June Carter Cash;
Entertainer of the Year.
As featured on At San Quentin, here is Cash with “A Boy Named Sue”…