John R. Cash is the 50th overall album by country singer Johnny Cash, released in 1975 on Columbia Records. It consists mostly of covers of other musicians' songs. The first track, a version of "My Old Kentucky Home", the state song of Kentucky, was released as a single, though "The Lady Came from Baltimore" achieved greater success on the charts, reaching #14. The Cash original "Lonesome to the Bone" had previously appeared on Ragged Old Flag (1974) and would make one more appearance on Silver (1979).
Cash himself disliked John R. Cash, criticizing both the album, and its production process, in his 1997 autobiography, Cash: The Autobiography. He claimed the release was " idea of an album to restore sales potential", mentioning that the instrumental tracks were recorded separately from the vocals.