I picked up The Legend of Johnny Cash the other day and have been listening to it ever since.
Very simple, Johnny Cash was a genius.
His song Hurt is absolutely incredible – it blows me away. The honesty and stripped-down baring-his-soul nakedness is out of this world authentic, emotionally true.
(Teresa and I recenty watched Walk the Line, which stimulated my interest in Cash and led me to pick up the CD.)
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[ update July 8 ]
I didn’t know at the time I wrote this that Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails had actually written that song …