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Country music star Brad Paisley incorporated a heartwarming recording of Johnny Cash into his newest love song, sending fans in tears as half of the “Jackson” duet emotionally thanked wife June Carter for saving his life. The song was inspired by a former poem written by the country legend, posthumously published in his coveted collection Forever Words.
The ballad, titled “Gold All Over The Ground”, begins with the chilling voice of Johnny Cash, somberly calling Carter his inspiration and introducing her to a wild crowd. As the cheers fade, Paisley’s voice cuts into the tune and sings, “If I had you at my mercy/ There’s no telling what I’d do/ I’d sit and make you listen/ For an hour maybe two/ And then you’d know I’d need you/ Every day that rolls around/ And your feet would walk on velvet/ With gold all over the ground.”
The loving and emotional theme continues throughout the tune, as Paisley desperately attempts to convey how much he truly loves and needs the woman of his dreams. Once the tear-jerking song comes to an end, Cash’s voice faintly rises above the melody and, once again, sweetly addresses Carter. He credited his other half for his happiness and saving his life, chilling fans who continue to dote on the couple that embody country music.
Paisley’s song will be featured on his upcoming album Love and War, set for release April 21st. You can listen to the chilling song below.