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This Day in Music History: October 21

1968  Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison is awarded Best Album at the Country Music Awards.
Johnny Cash first became interested in Folsom Prison in 1953, when his Air Force Security Service unit watched a movie called “Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison.” The movie inspired Cash to write Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison album coverhis hit song “Folsom Prison Blues,” which was his second single on Sun Records.

The song became a favorite of prisoners around the U.S. Many of them wrote Cash, asking if he would perform for them. His first prison show took place in 1957, at — Read more