He placed 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 19 including "Poor Little Fool", which holds the distinction of being the first #1 song on Billboard magazine's then-newly created Hot 100 chart.
He recorded 19 additional Top 10 hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987.
In 1957, he recorded his first single, debuted as a singer on the television version of the sitcom, and released the #1 album entitled Ricky.
Most of the performances are electric, have a lighthearted feel, and feature Cash backed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Red Devils, or his extended family.
A few films followed, and when the television series was cancelled in 1966, Nelson made occasional appearances as a guest star on various television programs.
Nelson and Sharon Kristin Harmon were married on April 20, 1963, and divorced in December 1982.
This CD features many covers of songs Cash had not previously recorded.
One track features a duet with longtime collaborator Carl Perkins and was one of the last times Cash recorded with him before Perkins' death in 1998.