Johnny Cash’s ‘American VI’ Album Due in February
Following the death of June Carter Cash in May 2003, her grieving and ailing husband, Johnny Cash threw himself into recording as much as he was physically able to, in the few months before his own death in September that same year.
Some of the songs recorded by the Man in Black during that time will likely appear on a Rick Rubin-produced album titled, 'American VI: Ain't No Grave,' according to Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. The album is listed at Amazon.com with a Feb. 23 release date for an import version of the disc.
Songs recorded by Johnny during that same time period have already appeared on the 2005 release, 'American V,' with overdubs by the producer. That album includes Johnny's harrowing original, 'Like the 309,' and his covers of Larry Gatlin's 'Help Me,' Gordon Lightfoot's 'If You Could Read My Mind' and Ian Tyson's 'Four Strong Winds.'