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Post Office In Kingsland, Arkansas Named After Johnny Cash

Cash performed a concert in 1994 with his wife to celebrate the post office’s opening.

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Johnny Cash - Photo: Beth Gwinn/Redferns
Johnny Cash - Photo: Beth Gwinn/Redferns

The official Instagram page of Johnny Cash has announced that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to name the Kingsland, Arkansas post office after Johnny Cash.

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This comes 30 years after Cash, who was born in Kingsland, performed a concert to celebrate the post office’s opening in 1994 with his wife, June Carter Cash. Check out the video of the proclamation here.

In other Johnny Cash news, Mercury Nashville and UMe will release Songwriter on June 28, a collection of songs written by one of America’s greatest songwriters and storytellers

Returning the focus to Johnny’s own songwriting, the 11-track collection showcases the breadth of his writing, one that has always represented the great expanse of the human condition: there are songs of love, family, sorrow, beauty, spiritual salvation, survival, redemption, and of course, some of the lighthearted humor Johnny was known for, all sung in his unmistakable, trademark, resonant voice.

Songwriter will be available to stream and download, as well as on CD and a variety of vinyl options, including standard black and several limited edition color variants.

In early 1993, the legendary Johnny Cash found himself between contracts in his then nearly 40-year career and recorded an album’s worth of songwriting demos at LSI Studios in Nashville of songs he’d written over many years. LSI at the time was owned by his son-in-law Mike Daniels and daughter Rosey, and he wanted to help the family financially while also record some songs special to him.

Not long after the fruitful session, Johnny met producer Rick Rubin, and the recordings were shelved as the two embarked on an important and prolific musical partnership that revitalized the Man in Black’s career that would last the rest of his life.

Some thirty years later, John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny and June Carter Cash, rediscovered the songs and stripped them back to just Johnny’s powerful, pristine vocals and acoustic guitar. Along with co-producer David “Fergie” Ferguson, the two invited a handpicked group of musicians that played with Johnny, including guitarist Marty Stuart and the late bassist Dave Roe, along with drummer Pete Abbott and several others, to the Cash Cabin, a hallowed space in Hendersonville, Tenn. where Johnny would write, record and relax, to breathe new life into the tracks, taking the sound back to the roots and heart of the songs.

Pre-order Songwriter.

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