JOHNNY CASH

Since passing away in 2003, Johnny Cash has become the 2Pac of country music, pumping out posthumous albums from his now legendary sessions with Rick Rubin. If American VI: Ain’t No Grave is the final installment, it’s a fitting way to go out. Comprising cover songs ranging from Sheryl Crow’s foreboding “Redemption Day” to the Ed McCurdy classic “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream,” the album reaffirms the fact that Cash could effortlessly create lasting music with his signature tenor and minimalist instrumentation. The standout track on the album is the previously unreleased Cash original “I Corinthians 15:55,” a redemptive song that sees Cash making peace with his own passing.

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