Johnny Cash – Hurt

I don’t know why but I’ve had this song stuck in my head for weeks now. Johnny Cash was a true american legend. I don’t know if he intended it this way but it seems like he recorded this song as a last goodbye. He died shortly after it’s release as if he’d written the last chapter of his life and then closed the book. Very powerful stuff.

The mark of a true musician is when they can make you feel their emotion through their song. It happens when the song is playing them, instead of them playing the song, and it goes right through their soul into yours. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived.

Johnny Cash singing – Hurt

The song was originally written and recorded by Trent Reznor, best known from his Nine Inch Nails fame. I have no idea how it wound up in Johnny’s hands but I’m glad it did.

One Response to “Johnny Cash – Hurt”

  1. Johnny Cash was a fan of Trent Reznor’s lyrics and Johnny approached Rick Rubin about producing a demo of the song. Johnny and Rick did the cover in Rick’s studio (not a final product, just a demo) and Rick gave it to Trent to check it out. Trent liked it and the rest is history.

    I pretty much grew up listening to Johnny Cash on my grand parents 8-Track. They used to take care of us during the summer when we were out of school, and almost every day we’d go to the beach or the pool, listening to Cash all the while. It was a tragic loss.


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