Why did Johnny Cash name his signature song I Walk The Line?

-By Cowboy Anton

 

Johnny Cash was one of the most inspiring country music singers of all time. But why did he decide to change the name of one of his best songs and call it I Walk The Line?

Apparently, it was because of this Carl Perkins song that Johnny Cash decided on the title "I Walk the Line" for his classic tune instead of "Because You're Mine," which is an excellent rocker that Perkins cut for Columbia. Cash simply didn't want to use the same title. Here's an outtake of the Perkins number.

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