Thursday, July 13, 2006

Johnny Cash's First Ever Sales #1 Debut Happens Posthumously

Mercury-Lost Highway Records garnered the #1 album on the charts this week, as Johnny Cash's American V: A Hundred Highways topped both the Country Albums sales chart and Top 200 chart.

With sales exceeding 88,000 units, the debut earned the Man in Black his first #1 album since 1969's Johnny Cash at San Quentin; American V is Cash's first-ever release to debut at the top spot.

"It meant so much for Johnny to be accepted by a new audience," said Rick Rubin, who produced American V and heads up Cash's label, American Recordings. "Nothing would make him more proud than this overwhelming vote of acceptance. Thank you."

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