Win Big: Johnny Cash

Few legends shine brighter than Johnny Cash. Over the course of a nearly 50 year career, he defined and re-defined American music in his own iconic style. And as anyone who has seen footage of his appearances at San Quentin or Folsom Prisons can attest, his live performances are the stuff of legend.

Johnny Cash Bootleg, Volume 3Over the past several years, Columbia Records has dug into their vaults to unearth some vintage Cash recordings. Their latest release documents some classic Cash live shows dating back to an early 1956 show in Dallas through his 1964 Newport Folk Festival appearance and a 1970 visit to the Nixon White House. All told, the two-disc set includes over 50 tracks from 10 shows spanning more than 20 years.

Here’s your chance to win this impressive collection. To win, post a comment with your favorite live performance of this year. A winner will be selected at random when the contest ends on Monday, 19 December 2011 at midnight ET.**

“Here is a young fellow that’s really been sellin’ the records throughout the country and a guy that’s got a million fans all over these United States.” said the announcer introducing Cash at the 1956 Dallas show captured here. If he only knew then…

**By participating in Twangville contests you agree to allow Twangville to post the winner’s name and city on our web site. We pass along the winning addresses to the record company or pr agency for fulfillment. Twangville will not use your address for any other reason. Contest open to US residents.

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  • Jack Ripple

    I’d have to say the Eilen Jewell concert here in Fort Wayne, IN – really a special night of music from an extraordinary band.  jsrip(at)juno(dot)com

  • Laura

    My favorite concert this year was The Mountain Goats and Megafaun show at DC’s 9:30 Club. It was a really wonderful, energetic performance by two of my favorite bands, and it was also my teenage sister’s first show ever. Great night! twonickelsoradime (at) gmail

  • dale schmucker

    I was surprised by air supply. they sounded like they were 19 y.o. great sounding, full of energy!!!

  • Jason Ebbing

    Favorite live performance of the year was Jamey Johnson at PNC Pavilion in Cincy, OH. He covered “Georgia On My Mind” that night.  Incredible. 

  • Elmusi

    RUSH, Live in Cleveland April 15th 2011, (now out on DVD – Titled “Time Machine”).

  • Jennifer Bluebonnet

    My favorite live performance of the year was Dale Watson at the Broken Spoke in Austin. Very much Cash-like and honky tonk music at its best!

  • Rich

    My favorite live performance of 2011 was George Wein jamming with Pete Seeger at the Clearwater concert, prior to Pete Seeger leading a crowd of thousands from Symphony Space to Columbus Circle in New York City to Occupy Columbus Circle.

  • Pete

    Favorite concert this year was Justin Townes earle at the iron horse music hall in Northampton Massachusetts in August with Amanda shires on violin. Stunning show! Absolutely amazing

  • Joe C.

    Favorite gig of the year was the Avett Brothers at Stage AE in Pittsburgh in May. Great, great show.

  • Mayer

    Twangville congratulates Jennifer Bluebonnet of Waco, TX and Richard
    Robbins of New York, NY, the winners of our Johnny Cash give-away!