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There’s no mistaking Johnny Cash‘s voice for anyone else’s. His deep baritone voice brought us hit after hit, including one of his signature songs, “Ring of Fire.”
But there’s one young man whose voice sounds so much like Johnny’s that you’d swear he’s “The Man in Black” in another body.
Vince Mira’s voice often drew comparisons to Johnny, and even caught the attention of his son, John Carter Cash. In fact, John Carter was so blown away by Vince’s voice that he helped produce his first record for him.
As you would expect, Vince is a natural at country and rock and roll music, with his catalog consisting of many of Johnny’s songs.
Vince’s likeness to Johnny also caught the attention of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who invited him on her show in 2007 when he was only 15 years old.
Vince explained to Ellen that he had always been singing, but that he actually started out singing Spanish music. He said that although he tried to sing Johnny’s songs, he just didn’t have the deep voice to pull them off.
But once he hit 13, Vince said he woke up one day and suddenly had a new baritone voice, the perfect fit for Johnny’s classic songs.
Everyone was anxious to hear exactly what Vince was talking about, so he grabbed his guitar and started singing “Ring of Fire.” The crowd was stunned when Vince opened his mouth to sing, because it was like Johnny was the one standing right there in front of them.
If that wasn’t enough to blow your mind, just listen to Vince sing Johnny’s “I Walk the Line” in the video below.
You could totally trick your friends by playing his videos without showing them your screen. They’d just assume it was Johnny singing!
What do you think, can you hear the resemblance to Johnny’s voice in Vince’s? How spot-on do you think it is?