Home of the Blues

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"Home of the Blues"
Single by Johnny Cash
from the album Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
B-side "Give My Love to Rose"
Released August 10, 1957
Format 7" single
Recorded July 1, 1957
Genre Rock and roll, country blues
Length 2:41
Label Sun
Writer(s) Johnny Cash
Douglas L. McAlphin
Glenn Douglas Tubb
Producer(s) Jack Clement
Johnny Cash singles chronology
"Next in Line"
"Home of the Blues"
"Ballad of a Teenage Queen"

"Home of the Blues" is a Johnny Cash song about his unhappy childhood. It was recorded on July 1, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee and released as a single in August of the same year. It was also included as the eleventh track of his second album Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous. The song was written by Johnny Cash, Douglas L. McAlphin and Glenn Douglas Tubb and produced by Jack Clement.

"Home of the Blues" was redone by Joaquin Phoenix as a part of the 2005 film, Walk the Line.

Partial ownership of the song is held by Florida businessman John Palumbo.

A cover was done by Owl City in early 2012.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1957) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles[1] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 88


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 74.