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Johnny Cash says he wrote his hit song "I Walk The Line" because he missed his wife!


Johnny Cash

Johnny commented, "We had been on the road for several days and I was real homesick and missing my wife.  We hadn't been married very long at the time and I was ready to go home.  We were playing a show that night in 1956 in Gladewater, Texas.  I was sitting backstage before the show and just started writing it down.  I finished the song before the show started."

"I Walk The Line" entered the country music charts June 9th, 1956 and made it to number one where it stayed for six weeks.  It was his first number one and his fourth charted song.  The single was on the country music charts for 43 weeks and also scored a #17 on the pop music charts.

 

 

 

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