LISTEN: New Chris Cornell’s Beautifully Haunting Ballad of a Johnny Cash Poem.
Posted: 5:57 pm Monday, February 26th, 2018
By Donna Donna
Before his death last year, Chris Cornell turned a pair of Johnny Cash poems into a melancholy ballad called, ‘You Never Knew My Mind’ for a Cash tribute album called ‘Forever Words.’
The album is comprised of Cash’s unrecorded poetry, lyrics and letters put to music by a star studded group of artists that include Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter, Elvis Costello, The Jayhawks and more and comes out on April 6th.
Now in commemoration of what would have been Johnny Cash’s 86th birthday today, the Chris Cornell track has been released and it’s a hauntingly beautiful gift to all those who loved him and the man in black, Johnny Cash.
Listen to the song above and hear Cornell’s commentary in the video below.