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The Johnny Cash Project, an online global collective art project and visual testament to the life and career of Johnny Cash, “The Man In Black,” celebrates its official launch today, with over 5,000 frames submitted to the dynamic website in the three weeks since the site’s soft launch.

The highly interactive website celebrates American VI: Ain’t No Grave, Johnny Cash’s final studio recording, produced by Rick Rubin. The Johnny Cash Project sets out to engage fans of the beloved musical icon from around the world in an unprecedented collaborative project: the creation of an ever-evolving music video for the title track of the album. (more…)

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Help celebrate what would have been Johnny Cash‘s 78th birthday on Friday, February 26, the day that his final studio album, American VI: Ain’t No Grave (American Recordings/Lost Highway), is officially released, and Wear Black for Johnny.

Fans from all over the world are being invited to help celebrate Johnny Cash’s life, music, and the enduring voice he gave to the poor and beaten down by posting pictures of themselves wearing black on February 26. More information as well as links to join the Facebook event (to post photos), follow on Twitter, and to hear the first single, “Ain’t No Grave,” can be accessed online. Participants will be eligible to win a copy of the new American VI: Ain’t No Grave, plus his amazing 5-CD box set, Unearthed (5CD). The lucky winner will be chosen at random on March 12, 2010. (more…)

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Album Features Cash’s Contemporary Interpretations of Songs from a List of Essential Country Songs Passed on to Her by Her Legendary Father

Special Guests Include Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Tweedy, Rufus Wainwright

photo by Jake Chessum

photo by Jake Chessum

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will release her 12th studio album, entitled The List, on Manhattan Records on October 6th, 2009. This stunning work features Cash’s contemporary interpretations of 12 classic songs culled from a list of essential country tunes that her legendary father Johnny gave her in 1973, and filtered through her own unique, sophisticated perspective.

Known primarily for her stellar songwriting, Cash showcases her incredible voice on The List ­ her first-ever covers record. As a result, the album is Rosanne Cash like you’ve never heard her before as she embraces her heritage and sings for the pure love and beauty of these songs which have shaped who she is as an artist.

The idea for The List came about while Cash was on tour promoting her 2006 studio album, the critically heralded, Grammy-nominated Black Cadillac ­ — a reflective song cycle about the loss of her father, mother Vivian Liberto, and stepmother June Carter Cash. During the well-received multi-media event Black Cadillac: In Concert, Cash told audiences how, when she was 18, her father became alarmed that his daughter appeared to lack a deep understanding of country music (having been obsessed with The Beatles and steeped in Southern California rock and pop music). Johnny gave her a list of the “100 Essential Country Songs” and told her that it was her education and she should learn them all.

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