Other than Lawrence Welk one of my earliest memories of music is Johnny Cash. Today is the five year anniversary of his death. His rendition of Trent Reznor's HURT is one of the most moving songs for me. If you have never heard the song or seen the video with it I highly recommend it. It can't be embedded, but you can see the video here:
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Here he is late in life singing with Willie Nelson one of my other favorite songs by him - Ring of Fire
On a lighter note here's Johnny on the Muppet Show
I miss him and thank him for living such a transparent, spiritual life.