Country Artists We’ve Lost in 2011: Marshall Grant
Marshall Grant, the last original member of Johnny Cash‘s ‘Tennessee Two,’ died in August. Grant was there --literally -- the day Cash first picked up a guitar, and he was with him throughout most of his career, even managing the Man in Black until 1980. During a 2003 speech, Grant joked that the band didn't spend 10 years trying to refine their classic sound. It only took about five minutes to come up with it, and then they spent four years trying to get rid of it. Members of the Cash family have often said how important Grant's steady hand was to the often unpredictable Cash. He died in a hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. at the age of 83.