Previously Unreleased Johnny Cash Album: Coming Spring 2014!

Posted Tuesday December 10, 2013 4:23 PM GMT

It’s been a decade since Johnny Cash said goodbye to this world, and his legend is still a powerful pop culture force to be reckoned with.

The “Walk The Line” crooner will posthumously release a new album titled Out Among the Stars on March 25th, 2014, much to the delight of his millions of fans.

Out Among the Stars was originally recorded back in the early 1980s with Billy Sherrill, but when Columbia Records dropped him from the label it was lost until now.

Cash’s wife June Carter Cash ended up keeping the tapes all this time, and now the family has arranged to give the album a proper release.

Johnny and June’s son Josh Carter Cash explained, "They never threw anything away. They kept everything in their lives. They had an archive that had everything in it from the original audio tapes from The Johnny Cash Show to random things like a camel saddle, a gift from the prince of Saudi Arabia."

Of the material, Josh noted, "Dad was always uniquely himself. And later on the world would come back around. He never modified himself. But Nashville at the time was in a completely different place. It was the Urban Cowboy phase. It was pop country, and dad was not that. I think him working with Billy was sort of an effort by the record company to put him more in the circle of Music Row and see what could happen at the heart of that machine."

"We were so excited when we discovered this. We were like, my goodness this is a beautiful record that nobody has ever heard. Johnny Cash is in the very prime of his voice for his lifetime. He's pitch perfect. It's seldom where there's more than one vocal take. They're a live take and they're perfect."

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