New Johnny Cash album released today American VI: Ain’t No Grave

Today would have been Johnny Cash’s 78th birthday and his family is honoring his memory with the release of an album American VI: Ain’t No Grave, the second of Johnny Cash’s albums to be released posthumously.

Johnny Cash, February 26, 1932 to September 12, 2003

Born in Arkansas on February 26th, 1932, Johnny Cash was a prolific singer-songerwriter having written thousands of songs and released numerous records and received a Grammy Lifetime achievement award in 1999.  The 2005 biopic, Walk the Line, garnered Academy Awards and Golden Globes and brought renewed interest to Cash’s song catalog.

A new album of Johnny Cash songs, American VI: Ain’t No Grave, is being released today by his family Rick Rubin and Lost Highway Records.  The album features the last recordings Johnny Cash made before his death in 2003, including the Cash original song I Corinthians: 15:55.  Billboard says “Some guys just know the right way to say goodbye”.

iTunes announced yesterday that the 10 billionth song to be downloaded from iTunes was Guess Things Happen That Way by Johnny Cash.

Karaoke in the style of Johnny Cash

Songs in the style of Johnny Cash are great songs to choose for karaoke even if you can’t match Cash’s deep baritone vocals.  There are 27 karaoke songs in the style of Johnny Cash to sing online, and 123 shared recordings of these songs.  Here is one of our favorites, Roachmunk singing Folsom Prison Blues.

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