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Johnny Cash's Unpublished Writing To Form Basis For 'Forever Words' Collaborative Album

Thursday, 08 February 2018 Written by Huw Baines

Photo: Don Hunstein

‘Johnny Cash: Forever Words’, a new collaborative album based on the Man in Black’s unpublished writing, will be released this spring.

The record comprises poetry, lyrics and letters set to musical contributions from, among others, Chris Cornell, Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter, Elvis Costello, and the Jayhawks.

The album, which is out on April 6, was produced by Steve Berkowitz and Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, who said in a statement:

"Determining the artist for each song was truly a matter of the heart. I picked the artists who are most connected with my father, who had a personal story that was connected with Dad. It became an exciting endeavor to go through these works, to put them together and present them to different people who could finish them in a way that I believed that Dad would have wanted."

'Johnny Cash: Forever Words':

1. Forever/I Still Miss Someone - Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson
2. To June This Morning - Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves
3. Gold All Over the Ground - Brad Paisley
4. You Never Knew My Mind - Chris Cornell
5. The Captain's Daughter - Alison Krauss and Union Station
6. Jellico Coal Man - T. Bone Burnett
7. The Walking Wounded - Rosanne Cash
8. Them Double Blues - John Mellencamp
9. Body on Body - Jewel
10. I'll Still Love You - Elvis Costello
11. June's Sundown - Carlene Carter
12. He Bore It All - Daily and Vincent
13. Chinky Pin Hill - I'm With Her
14. Goin', Goin', Gone - Robert Glasper featuring Ro James, and Anu Sun
15. What Would I Dreamer Do? - The Jayhawks
16. Spirit Rider - Jamey Johnson





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