Jamey Johnson and the late Chris Cornell are just two of the acts featured on a new album inspired by the late Johnny Cash’s poems. Cash’s son John Carter Cash put together the album, “Johnny Cash Forever Words: The Music,” which sets the Man in Black’s poetry to music.
Jamey discussed his involvement during an interview with the blog Kentucky Country Music, and also revealed Cornell’s participation. “He's got Chris Cornell having finished one of these songs and then recorded it,” Jamey said. “I'm excited for it to come out. I got to do a couple of them."
Last year Cornell stated that "no one ever complimented my lyrics till Johnny Cash covered my song 'Rusty Cage'. You can see Johnny perform it below.
Brad Paisley’s current album “Love And War” features the song, “Gold All Over the Ground," which features words written by Cash. John Carter says the recording session for the tune was the "precursor to this project."