Jamey Johnson, John Carter Cash Tackle Johnny Cash’s Poetry for New Project
In an interview with Kentucky Country Music, Johnson talked a little bit about the forthcoming project from John Carter Cash, which doesn’t have a title or release date just yet.
“John Carter has a good number of poems that Johnny wrote,” Johnson tells the site. “I say poems because they don’t have music to them. He’s working on an album where he’s pairing up these songs with songwriters from our day to finish up these Johnny Cash songs.”
Johnson worked with John Carter Cash on a “few” of the songs, along with former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who died unexpectedly earlier this year. Many of the previously unpublished poems written by Johnny Cash were published in a book titled Forever Words in 2016. Then, earlier this year, Brad Paisley recorded his version of “Gold All Over The Ground,” a poem written by Cash for June Carter Cash. Paisley also released a video for the song, recorded at Cash Cabin Studio.
John Carter Cash has not announced any of the other songwriters who will appear on this tribute album to his father, but stay tuned for more updates on this much-anticipated project.
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