14-year-old performs ‘Folsom Prison Blues’. Do you also hear Johnny Cash in his voice?

Rebelander Basilan
Dec 11, 2018
06:39 A.M.

This teenager blew his entire school away by singing a song from a legendary singer.


Johnny Cash died of complications from diabetes on September 12, 2003, at the aged of 71.

As reported by Classic Country Music, Haavard Nilsen, 14, performed Cash‘s Folsom Prison Blues, and he belted out those extremely low notes that the singer was known for perfectly.

Nilsen decided to join when he heard about his school's talent show. Knowing he had to sing Folsom Prison Blues by Cash, the 14-year-old walked onto the stage in front of all his classmates with confidence.

Nilsen sported a red flannel shirt with suspenders as he tried to channel his inner country. The crowd went wild shortly after he sang the lines, "I hear the train a-comin'."

Everyone was totally shocked and impressed by his vocals. Much like Cash’s, the young teen has a deep, calm bass-baritone voice as well.


It's amazing how Nilsen was able to hit those very low notes with ease. Classic Country Music noted that Cash himself would have loved his performance.

Nilsen walked around the stage during the musical break. He even danced for his companions.

Cash is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

He won the rare honor of multiple inductions in the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

He also received multiple Country Music Association Awards, Grammys, and other awards.

Cash earned his nickname "The Man in Black" because he always wears all black in every performance.

In the late 1950s, Cash performed concerts at prisons. His first famous prison concert was at San Quentin State Prison.

His most notable songs include I Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, Get Rhythm, and Man in Black.

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