Some of country music’s biggest stars are honoring the incredible writings of Johnny Cash with a new collaborative album.
Johnny Cash Forever Words: The Music is a new project from Cash’s son, John Carter Cash. According to Sounds Like Nashville, it will feature musical contributions from Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Jewel, and Ruston Kelly. Rock musician Chris Cornell, who passed away earlier this year, also contributed to the project.
The album will draw from poetry written by the late Cash. The poems will all set to music, giving them a voice off the page. John Carter Cash was inspired to create the project after Paisley set his father’s poem, “Gold All Over The Ground,” to music for his latest record, Love and War. “Gold All Over The Ground” was one of the 41 poems written by Cash included in the 2016 book, Forever Words: The Unknown Poem.
Somewhat of an audio counterpart to the collection of poems, the album will give new life to Cash’s poetry. At this point, a release date has not been announced. Additional details about the project will be announced in the coming weeks.