I Walk The Line
Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two
Cash Johnny 1957 His Hot and Blue Guitar

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line

1956
17
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart in 1956
  • single released May 1, 1956
  • from the album Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar  (1957)
  • ranks #30 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the first hit single on the Hot 100 for Johnny Cash
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • on the record:
         Johnny Cash- vocals, guitar
         Luther Perkins- guitar
         Marshall Grant- upright bass
  • written by Johnny Cash
  • produced by Sam Phillips
  • recorded at Sun Records
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