Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, Johnny Cash sat down with an acoustic guitar at home and recorded tape after tape of songs that he loved, both old and new. When he finished, the tape would be marked “Personal File” and put in a vault that has just recently been re-opened. Throughout this one-hour program, Cash is heard having fun and telling stories of his childhood and deep faith on these solo acoustic recordings. The sparse and loose arrangements of original songs and covers from the "Personal File" tapes also served as the template for Cash's acclaimed American Recordings albums produced by Rick Rubin between 1994 and his death in 2003. Comments about these recordings and Cash's love of music come from his son, John Carter Cash, daughter Roseanne Cash, Marty Stuart, Cowboy Jack Clement, journalist Anthony DeCurtis and biographer Patrick Carr. Produced by Joyride Media and hosted by Rodney Crowell.
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