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4 November, 21:25

John R. Cash, or J. R as his family called him when he was younger was a outlaw country singer, He was called Johnny Cash during his career which ignored his middle name, but what did the R stand for?

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  1. 4 November, 23:25
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    The 'R' stands for nothing. His birth name was JR Cash not Johnny Cash.

    Explanation:

    When Johnny Cash was born his parents couldn't decide on a name for him so they just went with JR. His real name is JR.

    JR are technically initials and not an actual name which caused a problem for him when he wanted to enlist in the airforce, initials were not allowed. Therefore he enlisted himself as John R Cash. He later changed it to Johnny Cash as he gained popularity in the music world.
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