KWEM 1955 - 1955
Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two made their debut and first public appearance at the KWEM Saturday Night Jamboree in 1954. By 1955, Cash had his own live, 15-minute show on KWEM. A month after his first radio broadcast, Cash recorded his first SUN Record, and the legend of Johnny Cash was born, thanks to KWEM radio. Cash is a member of the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame, a rare accomplishment and honor. In 1999, Cash received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.