Neily Keeney's job of being a show business photographer over the last thirty years has given him the opportunity to meet many of the biggest names imaginable, particularly in American and Irish country music. Names like Gene Watson, Moe Bandy, Bille Jo Spears, George Hamilton IV, Charley Pride and many more. Here in Ireland he was very good friends with the late Brian Coll, a legend who Neily credits as the man who got him into photography. There's no doubting Neily's biggest idol of all time though, the man in black; the late Johnny Cash. Neily got to meet Johnny multiple times and he shared with me in this interview memories of the some of the times he got to meet him. Fittingly this chat with Neily was recorded on the 89th anniversary of Johnny's birth.
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