New Johnny Cash Album Debuts at No. 1
Johnny Cash may have passed away more than 10 years ago, but his music continues to resonate with his fans. His latest album, 'Out Among the Stars,' a collection of previously unheard tunes discovered by his son, John Carter Cash, debuted at No. 1 on the country charts.
“They never threw anything away,” Carter Cash says of his parents. “They kept everything in their lives. They had an archive that had everything in it from the original audio tapes from ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ to random things like a camel saddle, a gift from the prince of Saudi Arabia.”
'Out Among the Stars,' which landed at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well, is an album that Cash recorded with Billy Sherrill in the early '80s, while still signed to Columbia Records. The Man in Black was dropped from the label before the album was released.
According to Carter Cash, there may still be more albums to be released in the future.
“There are a few things that are in the works right now -- probably four or five albums if we wanted to release everything,” he reveals. “There may be three or four albums worth of American Recordings stuff, but some of it may never see the light of day.”
'Out Among the Stars' is available in CD, vinyl or download. Order a copy here.