Johnny Cash has earned a plethora of awards during his lifetime and even after his death he continues to garner various accolades, awards and honors.  The following is a list that attempts to contain all of them.  It is worth mentioning that Cash is the only artist, living or dead, to be inducted into all of the below stated halls of fame--and it is likely he always will be.  Not only has Cash won many awards, but Country Music Television distributed "Johnny Cash Visionary Awards" from 2004 to 2007.  The awards, after the hall of fame showcase, are listed alphabetically by institution. 

Halls of Fame

  • Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame - Inducted 1977
  • Songwriters Hall of Fame - Inducted 1977
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Inducted 1980
  • Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame - Inducted 1992
  • Rockabilly Hall of Fame - Inducted 1999
  • Hit Parade Hall of Fame - Inducted 2007
  • Gospel Music Hall of Fame - Inducted 2011
  • Memphis Music Hall of Fame - Inducted 2013

Academy of Country Music

  • 1970 - TV Personality
  • 1969 - TV Personality
  • 1985 Single of the Year as part of The Highwaymen - "Highwayman"
  • 1990 - Pioneer Award

Academy of Achievement

  • 1988 Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award

American Music Awards

  • 1976 - Award of Merit
  • 1986 Favorite Video Group - Highwayman

Americana Music Association

  • 2002 "Spirit of Americana" Free Speech Award
  • 2003 Album of the Year - "American IV: The Man Comes Around"
  • 2003 Artist of the Year

Angel Award

  • 1991 "The Spoken Word" Angel Award - Reading of the New Testament

Anti-Defamation League

  • 1989 - Johnny Cash Americanism Award

Billboard

  • 1958 Favorite Country & Western Artist
  • 1959 Favorite Country Album - The Fabulous Johnny Cash

BMI Songwriter Awards 

  • 1956 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 1956 I Walk the Line
  • 1956 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 1957 Next in Line
  • 1957 Train of Love
  • 1958 Big River
  • 1958 Come in Stranger
  • 1958 Home of the Blues
  • 1958 It's a Little More Like Heaven Where You Are (also known as "You're The Nearest Thing to Heaven")
  • 1959 All Over Again
  • 1959 Don't Take Your Guns to Town
  • 1959 I Got Stripes
  • 1959 What Do I Care
  • 1959 Luther's Boogie
  • 1964 Understand Your Man
  • 1969 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 1969 Daddy Sang Bass

International Film and Television Festival of New York

  • 1975 - Bronze Award - Ridin' The Rails

BSM Songwriter Award

  • 1957 - There You Go

Cash Box Awards

  • 1956 Most Promising Male Vocalist
  • 1957 Most Programmed Male Country Vocalist
  • 1958 Most Programmed Male Country Artist
  • 1959 Male Country Vocalist of the Year

Country Music Association

  • 1968 Album of the Year - "At Folsom Prison"
  • 1969 Album of the Year - "At San Quentin"
  • 1969 Entertainer of the Year
  • 1969 Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1969 Single of the Year - "A Boy Named Sue"
  • 1969 Founding President's Award
  • 1969 Vocal Duo of the Year with June Carter Cash
  • 2003 Irving Waugh Award of Excellence
  • 2003 Album of the Year - "American IV: The Man Comes Around"
  • 2003 Single of the Year - "Hurt"
  • 2003 Music Video of the Year - "Hurt"

Country Music Association (Great Britain)

  • 1970 - Album of the Year - "Johnny Cash At San Quentin"
  • 1970 - Entertainer of the Year
  • 1972 - Entertainer of the Year

Country Music Television Flame Worthy Video Music Awards

  • 2003 - Special Achievement Award

Dove Awards

  • 1972 Dove Award - Backliner notes for "Light"

Garner Webb University

  • 1971 - Degree/Doctorate of Humanities

Golden Boot Awards

  • 1989  Golden Boot Award

Grammy Awards

    • 1968 Best Country & Western Performance, Duet, Trio Or Group with June Carter Cash - "Jackson"
    • 1969 Best Album Notes - "At Folsom Prison"
    • 1969 Best Male Country Vocal - "Folsom Prison Blues"
    • 1970 Best Album Notes - "Nashville Skyline"
    • 1970 Best Male Country Vocal - "A Boy Named Sue"
    • 1971 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal with June Carter Cash - "If I Were A Carpenter"
    • 1987 Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album with Carl Perkins, Chips Moman. Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison and Sam Philips - "Interviews from the Class of 55 Recording Sessions"
    • 1991 The Living Legend Award
  • 1995 Best Contemporary Folk Album - "American Recordings"
  • 1998 Best Country Album - "Unchained"
  • 1998 Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "I Walk The Line"
  • 1998 Grammy Hall of Fame Award - "Ring of Fire"
  • 1999 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2001 Best Country Male Vocal - "Solitary Man"
  • 2002 Best Country Album - "Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute" (Cash performed "I Dreamed About Mama Last Night" on this compilation.)
  • 2003 Best Country Male Vocal - "Give My Love To Rose"
  • 2004 Best Short Form Video - "Hurt"
  • 2006 Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package - "The Legend"
  • 2008 Best Short Form Video - "God's Gonna Cut You Down"

Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • February 8, 1960

Horatio Alger

  • 1997 - Horatio Alger Award

International Bluegrass Music Association

  • 2004 - Recorded Event of the Year

Jewish National Fund

  • 1986 - Shalom Peace Award

Kennedy Center Honors

  • Awarded in 1996

Listen Magazine

  • 1972 - Man of the Year

MTV Video Music Awards

  • 2003 Best Cinematography - "Hurt"

Metronome

  • 1969 - Man of the Year

Music City News

  • 1989 - Living Legend Award

Music Operators of America

  • 1970 - Artist of the Year

National Association for Continuing Adult Education

  • 1981 - President's Award

National Medal of Arts

  • Awarded in 2001

National University

  • 1976 - Honorary Degree/Doctorate of Humane Letters

Newspaper Entertainment Association

  • 1970 - Man of the Year

Record World

  • 1970 - Album of the Year: Johnny Cash At San Quentin
  • 1970 - Country Artist of the Decade

SESAC Songwriter and Publishing Awards

  • 1969 Lorena
  • 1972 Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man

SOS Children's Villages

  • 2004 Children's Champion Award

Songwriter's Guild of America

  • 1989 - Aggie Award

Spirit of America Festival

  • 1972 - Audie Murphy Patriotism Award

UK Music Video Awards

  • 2010 The Innovative Award - "Ain't No Grave"

United Nations

  • 1979 - Humanitarian Award

Western Heritage Awards

  • 1987 Bronze Wrangler - Stagecoach with Raymond Katz, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Elizabeth Ashely

Youth of Christ

  • 1979 - Man of the Year

 

The following is a list of those who won the Anti-Defamation League's "Johnny Cash Americanism Award" for fighting against racism, prejudice and bigotry and defending democratic ideals.

1989 - Johnny Cash

1990 - John Seigenthaler

1991 - James F. Neal

1993 - Jim Ed Norman

2000 - Cal Turner, Jr.

2001 - Al Gore and Tipper Gore

Unknown - Joe B. Wyatt

Unknown - Gov. Ned Wherter


The following is a list of artists who won the Johnny Cash Visionary Award.

2004 - Reba McEntire

2005 - Loretta Lynn

2006 - Hank Williams, Jr.

2007 - Kris Kristofferson

 

Sources:

Retrieved from: http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/cash_johnny/awards.jhtml

Retrieved from: http://www.metrolyrics.com/johnny-cash-awards-featured.html

Retrieved from:  http://www.nashvillesongwritersfoundation.com/a-c/johnny-cash.aspx

2007-2019. The Johnny Cash Infocenter is not affiliated with the Johnny Cash Estate. Currently a lot of information isn't shown on the site yet as we've had a major crash. We're working on it though. | Sitemap | Thanks