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New Johnny Cash Album, ‘Songwriter’, to be Released on June 28th, Featuring Lead Single, ‘Well Alright’

April 23, 2024 9:41 am GMT

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Johnny Cash will release a new album, Songwriter, on 28th June, with the lead single from the forthcoming project, ‘Well Alright’, being made available immediately. Songwriter comprises 11 previously unreleased recordings from 1993, with each song on the tracklist being written entirely by Johnny Cash himself.

The legendary ‘Man in Black’, who died in 2003, has released an array of posthumous albums in recent years, including Johnny Cash and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, American VI: Ain't No Grave, American V: A Hundred Highways and more.

Excitingly, Songwriter will not simply be a collection of remixes and reimagined versions of already-released Johnny Cash songs. It features never-heard-before material, such as ‘Well Alright’, which has been shared across streaming platforms today (April 23rd).

The infectious, tongue-in-cheek offering finds Johnny Cash showcasing the vocal gravitas and charisma he became synonymous with throughout his career, as the Arkansas icon tells a playful, sepia-tinged love-story that begins in a laundromat.

In addition to ‘Well Alright’, the Songwriter tracklist includes ‘Hello Out There’, ‘Spotlight’ with Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, ‘I Love You Tonite’, ‘Poor Valley Girl’, ‘Have You Ever Been To Little Rock?’, ‘She Sang ‘Sweet Baby James’’ and ‘Soldier Boy’.

As well as a plethora of unreleased Johnny Cash tracks recorded before his death, the unexpected new project will offer aficionados the chance to hear revamped versions of Cash classics, such as ‘Drive On’, ‘Like A Soldier’ and ‘Sing It Pretty Sue’.

Alongside Dan Auerbach, the likes of Marty Stuart, Dave Roe, Pete Abbott and Vince Gill have all contributed to the new arrangements of Songwriter, with Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, and David Ferguson credited as co-producers on the project.

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