KEXP Suggests – Johnny Cash!

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Johnny Cash, courtesy of Lost Highway

KEXP suggests… Johnny CashAmerican V: A Hundred Highways

“The country legend went on a recording spree with producer Rick Rubin in the last few months of his life, and this album is the result (with at least one more to follow). Cash was never afraid to confront hard truths, and the shadow of his own impending death hangs heavy over the songs here. While his voice isn’t as sturdy as it once was, it’s a testament to his enduring greatness how much gravity and authority he can still bring, and Rubin puts that remarkable voice front-and-center while keeping the arrangements lean and spare. The songs could be the strongest set in the entire American Recordings series, ditching the left-field alt-rock covers of recent albums in favor of songs personally important to Cash in his dying days, and they add up to a powerful statement from a dying man on his own life and death.” – Don Yates

Check out this video, released to accompany the new record…

American V: A Hundred Highways – (video)

The new record is due out July 4! Read more, get news, watch video, and stream songs spanning Johnny Cash’s brilliant career at his website.

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  1. Posted July 14, 2006 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    I’m really looking forward to picking up a copy of this CD. I once had the opportunity to perform Johnny Cash songs for inmates in prison and that story may be found here:

    It inspired me to write this song:

    words and music by Dr. BLT (c)2006

    Johnny, this one’s for you:

    (We’ll) Still Miss Someone
    Dr. BLT’s Cash tribute based on Johnny Cash’s
    I Still Miss Someone

    aka Dr. BLT, The World’s First Blog ‘n’ Roll Artist

  2. Posted July 15, 2006 at 10:09 am | Permalink


    This latest CD really has me wondering who will be:

    The Next Johnny Cash
    words and music by Dr. BLT (c)2006

  3. Posted February 3, 2007 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know where to get that CD…I didn’t got yet! Any suggestions…pls!

    Don Lapre Albert

  4. Posted March 9, 2007 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Here’s one more for you:

    Johnny Cash passed away the day my family and I moved into our new house. Consequently, we named the music room, “The Cash Room,” in his honor.

    Here, from my CD of original Johnny Cash tribute songs, is a duet I wrote called:

    The Ballad of Johnny and June
    Dr BLT ft. Alyssa Kaes
    words and music by Dr. BLT (c) 2007

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