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Colin Edward Woodward

Country Boy: The Roots of Johnny Cash

Colin Edward Woodward received his PhD in history from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. His first book was Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He lived in Little Rock for several years, where he began researching and writing about Johnny Cash. He lives in Richmond, Virginia, where he is a regular contributor to the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas and the Arkansas Historical Quarterly. 

Country music star Johnny Cash left Arkansas in 1950, but he never really left Arkansas in his mind. Over the course of his life and career, he returned often to his home state to see family, hunt and fish, revisit familiar spots, and play memorable concerts. Country Boy: The Roots of Johnny Cash combines biography, social history, and music criticism in its examination of Cash’s days in his home state.

Sponsored by the Central Arkansas Library System Foundation

October 27, 4 - 5pm, Thursday

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Colin Edward Woodward

Country music star Johnny Cash left Arkansas in 1950, but he never really left Arkansas in his mind. Over the course of his life and career, he returned often to his home state to see family, hunt and fish, revisit familiar spots, and play memorable concerts. Country Boy: The Roots of Johnny Cash combines biography, social history, and music criticism in its examination of Cash’s days in his home state.

Sponsored by the Central Arkansas Library System Foundation

4-5 p.m., virtual

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