Johnny Cash: No. 1 Again

Three years after his death, Johnny Cash is back at the top of the Billboard Top 200 with the posthumous release, American V: Hundred Highways, his first No. 1 album since 1969’s Johnny Cash at San Quentin. The album sold more than 88,000 copies while Nelly Furtado’s Loose followed close behind with more than 81,000, and moved from No. 3 to No. 2. Cash also topped the Country Albums Chart, knocking the Dixie Chicks’ Taking the Long Way down to No. 2 after seven weeks at No. 1. While topping the charts, especially posthumously, is an achievement, Hundred Highways sold the fewest copies of a No. 1 debut since SoundScan started keeping track of album sales in 1991, according to Billboard.com.

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Johnny Cash – “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” WINDOWS MEDIA

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