Aaron, you forgot one thing.
Here I'll fix your post for you >>>
Johnny Cash, whether you like Country Music or not is an important musical figure. He played gritty country songs about real life shit. He never sold out and became a watered down pop musician. He's like the James Dean of music, with the moniker "The Man in Black", he was an undeniably cool icon. Also, he's one of the only older musicians not afraid to cover new material, that's what his last two albums were. Johnny Cash wrote great songs, and he is also dead. Dead.dead.dead.dead.dead. Did I mention he is dead?