Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

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Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 19, 1970
RecordedFebruary 17, 1969 - September 10, 1969
ProducerBob Johnston
Johnny Cash chronology
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Singles from Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
  1. "Blistered"
    Released: October 21, 1969
  2. "See Ruby Fall"
    Released: October 21, 1969
  3. "If I Were a Carpenter"
    Released: December 22, 1969
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Hello, I'm Johnny Cash is the 33rd album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1970 (see 1970 in music). "If I Were a Carpenter", a famous duet with Cash's wife, June Carter Cash, earned the couple a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1971 (see Grammy Awards of 1971); the song also reached No. 2 on the Country charts. This album also includes "To Beat the Devil", the first Kris Kristofferson song covered by Cash; the two would later collaborate numerous times, most famously on "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down". "See Ruby Fall" and "Blistered" were also released as singles, and the album itself reached No. 1 on the country charts and No. 6 on the pop charts. It was certified Gold on 1/29/1970 by the R.I.A.A. The album has been released on CD (Sony Music, Original Album Classics, along with The Johnny Cash Show and Man In Black) and it has been made available on official download sites. This album is not to be confused with a best-of cd that has the same name.

Track listing[edit]

1."Southwind"Johnny Cash3:15
2."Devil to Pay"Merle Travis, Leon Rusk3:28
3."'Cause I Love You" (duet with June Carter Cash)Johnny Cash2:34
4."See Ruby Fall"Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison2:52
5."Route No. 1, Box 144"Johnny Cash2:28
6."Sing a Traveling Song"Ken Jones3:08
7."If I Were a Carpenter" (duet with June Carter Cash)Tim Hardin3:00
8."To Beat the Devil"Kris Kristofferson4:22
9."Blistered"Billy Edd Wheeler2:25
10."Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill"Vincent Matthews2:32
11."I've Got a Thing About Trains"Jack Clement2:50
12."Jesus Was a Carpenter"Christopher Wren3:57


  • Charlie Bragg - engineer


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1970 Country Albums 1
1970 Pop Albums 6

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Blistered" Country Singles 4
1969 "Blistered" Pop Singles 50
1969 "See Ruby Fall" Country Singles 4
1969 "See Ruby Fall" Pop Singles 75
1969 "If I Were a Carpenter" Country Singles 2
1969 "If I Were a Carpenter" Pop Singles 36