Big River (Johnny Cash song)

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"Big River"
Big river johnny cash.jpg
Single by Johnny Cash
from the album Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
Released March 1958
Genre
Length 2:35
Label Sun
Songwriter(s) Johnny Cash
Producer(s) Sam Phillips, Jack Clement
Johnny Cash singles chronology
"Ballad of a Teenage Queen"
(1958)
"Big River"
(1958)
"Guess Things Happen That Way"
(1958)
"Ballad of a Teenage Queen"
(1958)
"Big River"
(1958)
"Guess Things Happen That Way"
(1958)

"Big River" is a song written and originally recorded by Johnny Cash. Released as a single by Sun Records in 1958, it went as high as #4 on the Billboard country music charts and stayed on the charts for 14 weeks.[1]

Background[edit]

A verse omitted from the original recording was later performed during Johnny Cash's live performances.[2] A demo recording from the Sun sessions featuring the omitted verse also exists and has been released on numerous Sun compilations.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1958) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 14

Cover versions[edit]

Johnny Rivers on the album Memphis Sun Recordings

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