Johnny Cash's son received a standing ovation at the COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS in Nashville, Tennessee, last night (05NOV03) when he claimed the ceremony's first award on behalf of his late father.

JOHN CARTER CASH stepped up to accept the Best Video award, which his late father won for his emotionally-charged Hurt promo, and he used his acceptance speech to pay tribute to his legendary dad, who died in September (03).

He said, "It's amazing that my father had such a life that he could expose himself and still never lose his dignity and his charm and his beauty that was in his spirit.

"I wish he could be here. It's a great blessing."

06/11/2003 09:49