Marshall Grant, bassist of Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two passed away Saturday night August 6, 2011. Along with lead guitarist Luther Perkins, Marshall co-founded what later became known as Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two. Marshall and Luther were mechanics in Memphis at a local Plymouth dealership. They were self-taught musicians who would practice in the locker room at work whenever business was slow and that is exactly where they met John R. Cash. Marshall and Roy Cash worked side by side and it was Roy who asked Marshall if his brother could jam with them when he moved to town. And the rest is history.
In 2007, Marshall, and Luther were in the first class of musicians inducted into The Musicians Hall of Fame.