________________________________________________________________ JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN V - A HUNDRED HIGHWAYS
a Johnny Cash album has reached the top of the Billboard album chart for the first time in 37 years. “American V: A Hundred Highways” (American Recordings/Lost Highway) was drawn from Mr. Cash’s last recording sessions before he died at 71 in 2003; it sold only 88,000 copies in its first week in stores, making it the lowest-selling No. 1 debut since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991. But in a particularly slow week at record stores, and with very few other new albums in competition, that was enough. The last time Mr. Cash had a No. 1 album was in 1969, when “At San Quentin” held that spot.