Home of the Blues

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"Home of the Blues"
Single by Johnny Cash
from the album Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
B-side"Give My Love to Rose"
ReleasedAugust 10, 1957
Format7" single
RecordedJuly 1, 1957
Producer(s)Jack Clement
Johnny Cash singles chronology
"Next in Line"
"Home of the Blues"
"Ballad of a Teenage Queen"

"Home of the Blues" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Johnny Cash. The song was recorded on July 1, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee, and was released as a single in August of the same year. It was also included as the eleventh track of his second album Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous. The song was written by Johnny Cash, Lillie McAlpin[1] and Glenn Douglas Tubb and produced by Jack Clement.

Partial ownership of the song is held by Florida businessman John Palumbo.[2][why?]

Cover versions of the song were recorded by Dwight Yoakam in 1988, by Laughing Hyenas in 1995 and by Owl City in early 2012. The song was also recorded by Joaquin Phoenix for the 2005 film Walk the Line.


The song is an autobiography of Cash's unpleasant childhood.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1957) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles[3] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 88


  1. ^ Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two - Home Of The Blues, retrieved 2017-02-15
  2. ^ https://seniorplanet.org/online-investing-in-rock-and-roll/
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 74.
  4. ^ "Johnny Cash Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.