"He was just Dad. But it's hard to deny who he was when you're brought out on stage, and you're standing beside this great man singing at the end of a show, and the crowd loves him."
This is what John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter, told Esquire about his legendary father when the latter's previously undiscovered record, Out Among The Stars, came out posthumously in March.
A brand new animated lyric video for the recently discovered Johnny Cash song, “Out Among The Stars” premieres today at: http://smarturl.it/Cash_OutAmongStars. The previously lost song is the title track from the recent critically acclaimed album, Out Among The Stars and tells the story of a stick-up kid who predicts his own suicide-by-cop on the evening news.
Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash is set to open to the public Aug. 16.
The restoration of both the Dyess Administration Building and the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home has been spearheaded by Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director of Arkansas Heritage Sites at Arkansas State University. ... “We have done a feasibility study for the Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, which projects 50,000 visitors annually, spending approximately $10 million each year in the northeast Arkansas region, and creating more than 100 new tourism-related jobs.”
The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home and Administration Building in Dyess, AR were open for the first time to a select audience on Friday.
Johnny's siblings, Joanne and Tommy Cash, said they could not be more honored that so many people worked hours, weeks and months to bring their home back to life.
"I'm speechless," Joanne Cash said. "There's no words to put together to express how we feel. It's like going back in time. They say you can't go back, but Tommy and I have been able to go back today."
In 1967 Baron Wolman was a young freelance photojournalist living in San Francisco when he helped start Rolling Stone magazine. In December of that year, he photographed Johnny Cash and June Carter performing at a small venue just south of the city called the Circle Star Theatre. One of his shots captured a moment when a dapper Johnny, seated alone backstage before the show, seemed completely lost in thought. “Watching Johnny before he went on,” recalls Baron, “I was concerned that he was not at all in the mood to perform.”
Thirty Years After It Was Recorded, Out Among The Stars Debuts at#1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
Out Among The Stars Receiving Rave Reviews from Critics and Fans
“…perhaps one of the most revealing Johnny Cash records ever made.” – VILLAGE VOICE
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John Carter Cash was interviewed by CBS This Morning Saturday. If you missed it or would like to watch it again, here are video segments courtesy of CBS News:
Tune in this Saturday, March 29 to catch an interview with John Carter Cash on CBS This Morning Saturday.
The program airs nationally on CBS stations from 7-9 a.m. EDT. John Carter Cash's segment is expected to air during the 8 a.m. EDT hour.
BRANDON FLOWERS, FATHER JOHN MISTY AND LOCAL NATIVES PAY TRIBUTE IN A LA BLOGOTHEQUE FILM ABOUT JOHNNY CASH’S OUT AMONG THE STARS
To celebrate the new Johnny Cash album, Out Among the Stars (Columbia/Legacy), La Blogotheque (home of the ‘Take Away Shows’) has created a film featuring Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Dawes, Father John Misty and Local Natives each interpreting songs from the lost album and discussing what Johnny Cash means to them. The video, directed by Arturo Perez Jr., is available at http://smarturl.it/JC_Blogotheque.
Out Among The Stars, the previously lost Johnny Cash album in stores now, has earned sparkling reviews from fans and critics alike, including a high rating of 7.4 from Pitchfork! Read some of the reviews: