One of the many things Johnny Cash is remembered for are his prison performances, during which he showed a heartfelt empathy for inmates. At Huntsville State Prison in 1957, Cash’s performance of “Amazing Grace” held special potency for crowds of convicted felons. In this 1990 clip with Bill Moyers featuring both conversation and performances, Cash and Huntsville prisoners explain the common message that “Amazing Grace” holds for them.
Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess, Ark. is on track to open in 2014.
Moyers Moment (1990): Johnny Cash on Our Personal Prisons from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.