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Country Music Feuds – Johnny Cash vs. the Grand Ole Opry

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Johnny Cash is one of very few artists to be banned from the Grand Ole Opry. He earned his banishment after smashing the floor lights out with a microphone in 1965.

“I don’t know how bad they wanted me in the first place,”he says, “but the night I broke all the lights on the stage with the microphone stand, they said they couldn’t use me anymore.”

Thankfully, the two sides made up before Cash died.

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