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 Marshall Grant

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Marshall Grant

Birth
Nantahala, Swain County, North Carolina, USA
Death 7 Aug 2011 (aged 83)
Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 74603279 View Source
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Country Musician. Along with Luther Perkins, he formed Johnny Cash's Tennessee Two. Raised in Bessemer, North Carolina, Grant moved with his wife to Memphis, where he worked as a mechanic with Perkins and Cash's brother Roy. An introduction to Johnny by Roy led to the formation of their group and a signing with Sun Records in 1955. With Grant playing the upright bass, while Perkins and Cash (lead vocals) played the guitar, they scored a moderate hit with "Cry, Cry Cry" (1955) and followed it with the million-selling single "I Walk the Line" (1956). Their popularity was furthered with an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry during the summer of 1956. The Tennessee Two became identifiable for their sound which was referred to as "Boom Chicka Boom" and Cash would have further hits with "Ring of Fire" (1963) and "A Boy Named Sue" (1969). Outside the music arena, Grant and Cash were close friends and continued to perform with him until 1980. In addition, Grant served as manager of the Statler Brothers and contributed instrumentally to their 1965 hit "Flowers on the Wall." He died of complications from an aneurysm.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 7 Aug 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 74603279
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74603279/marshall-grant : accessed ), memorial page for Marshall Grant (5 May 1928–7 Aug 2011), Find a Grave Memorial ID 74603279, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .