American VI: Ain't No Grave, the sixth and final installment in Johnny Cash's American album series, will be released internationally on February 22, on what would have been Cash's 78th birthday. As of February 8, "Ain't No Grave," the first single from that album, is available online.
Johnny Cash's American series began in 1994 with American Recordings, which won a 1995 Grammy Award. Later, between the completion of American IV: The Man Comes Around in 2002 and Cash's death in 2003, Cash and producer Rick Rubin recorded a number of songs, most of which were released in 2006 as American V: A Hundred Highways. American VI featured the final songs recorded during those years.
In addition to "Ain't No Grave," the album includes the previously unreleased song "I Corinthians: 15:55," which Cash wrote over the last three years of his life. Rounding out the recording are a series of covers, including Sheryl Crow's "Redemption Day," Kris Kristofferson's "For The Good Times," Bob Nolan's "Cool Water," and Ed McCurdy's "Last Night I had the Strangest Dream."
Born in 1932, Johnny Cash became one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, introducing the US, and then an international audience, to his blend of country, gospel, and rock and roll.
Listen to "Aint No Grave" at www.losthighwayrecords.com