Producer discusses legends last sessions
Johnny Cash’s last recorded song ’Like The 309’ is to be released on his posthumous collection ‘American V: A Hundred Highways’ on July 3.
The producer Rick Rubin said that the country legend called the producer the day after wife June Cash passed away on May 14, 2003.
“He told me ‘I have to get to work. If you don’t have something for me to do every day, I’m going to die.’ He really believed music was the only thing he had left to live for,” Rubin told Rolling Stone.
Cash recorded 30 songs from that period until his death four months later, despite being blind and wheelchair-bound.
“It’s record to listen to and it’s really sad, and it’s beautiful,” explained the producer. “I absolutely love it. It’s the music he wanted people to hear.”