It was the mid-1960s, and Kristofferson was “a janitor at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville at the time,” explained. “I didn’t talk to anybody in there, because songwriters weren’t allowed to be in the sessions back then.”
A longtime country music fan, Elvis Costello has taken his appreciation a step further, releasing a remix of a previously ‘lost’ Cash song, “She Used to Love Me a Lot.”
“Out Among the Stars,” the title track of Cash’s forthcoming album of previously unreleased recordings, is a moving song that tells of a man struggling to find work who resorts to holding up a liquor store. Hear it today.
The fourth annual festival, which celebrates the life and work of the Man in Black, will be held this August in Jonesboro, Ark., with proceeds to benefit the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project.
He’s done in-depth examinations on all sorts of American traditions, including baseball, jazz, national parks, the Dust Bowl and of course the Civil War. So it’s little surprise to learn that acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns is now setting his sights on country music.
“She Used to Love Me a Lot” is a song from the upcoming Cash album “Out Among the Stars,” which is set for release in March.
One of the most critically lauded artists in modern American music is about to release her first album in three years — and it just might be the strongest of her career.
‘Out Among the Stars’ is an album Cash recorded in the early 1980s with producer Billy Sherrill that was shelved and never released. The 12-track album includes a duet with Waylon Jennings and two with June Carter Cash.
Today’s rock charts showcase folk, indie, and electronic sounds, while in country, artists like Church, Brown, and Jason Aldean are aiming for a louder, more guitar-driven sound. Is this the future of the format?
Sheryl Crow sat down with Radio.com and perused our vinyl collection to discuss country legends like Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and George Jones, who have been important to her as an artist.
“We had a lot of people praying for me. A lot of fans and family. That’s the only thing I can attribute it to because he was like, ‘That’s not going down. That’s not going away.’ And it went away,” Keifer said.
See a gallery featuring rare and vintage photos of The Man In Black that are included in the new book “LIFE Unseen: Johnny Cash,” which hits stores today.
Presenting: Ten alt-rock songs that come real close (and often do) usurp the power of their source material.
An uncommon phenomenon hit the country music charts at the beginning of 2013: two top-selling singles — respectively from Carrie Underwood and The Band Perry — that are also murder ballads captured the public’s attention.
“It was really important for me to transform into June,” said Jewel, “because I am a famous singer in my own right, and I wanted to make sure to avoid people turning on the TV and asking, ‘Why is Jewel wearing a brown wig?’”