Posthumous Johnny Cash Album To Be Released In June

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It’s been two decades since the legendary Johnny Cash passed away, but his fans have something special to look forward to: a new album titled “Songwriter” is on its way.

This posthumous album, filled with previously unreleased songs, is set to drop on June 28th through Mercury Nashville/UMe, giving fans a peek into Cash’s creative genius from 1993.

Every song on “Songwriter” showcases a story from Cash that’s never been told. All eleven songs were originally just demos recorded at LSI Studios in Nashville and have remained hidden until now. By chance, Johnny’s son, John Carter Cash, stumbled upon these forgotten recordings, leading him to gather a group of talented musicians at the well-known Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, Tenn., to bring them back to life, Variety reports.


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Teaming up with co-producer David ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, John Carter Cash played a pivotal role in refining his father’s demos into complete compositions. Alongside iconic musicians such as Marty Stuart, Dave Roe, and Pete Abbott, they stayed true to the spirit of Cash’s original recordings while infusing new life into the tracks.

“Nobody plays Cash better than Marty Stuart, and Dave Roe of course played with dad for many years,” John Carter Cash said to The Guardian. “They knew his energies, his movements, and they let him be the guide. It was just playing with Johnny once again, and that’s what it was. That was the energy of the creation.”

Additionally, the upcoming project includes other iconic guest appearances, such as features from the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, Ana Cristina Cash, and others.

While fans eagerly wait for the whole album’s release, they’ve already been treated to a taste with the first track, “Well Alright.” This song, telling an adorable love story set in a laundromat, gives a sneak peek into what’s to come on “Songwriter.”

Listen to the first released track of Johnny Cash’s posthumous album below.


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