* CareerResurrection: The ''American'' albums in the 1990s brought him back into popularity, even if only in an underground kind of way.
* CreatorCouple: He and June Carter stayed together until death.
* FanNickname: "The Man in Black".
* MissingEpisode[=/=][[TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment The Shelf of Album Languishment]]: For no apparent reason, ''Out Among the Stars'' was recorded in 1981 and 1984 and was unreleased for thirty years. It finally saw release in 2014.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Cash covered the Don Schlitz song "The Gambler" shortly after KennyRogers recorded his version. His associates thought it had big hit potential and urged him to release it as a single before Rogers did, but Cash didn't care for the song and declined.