"The Man in Black," country and folk music legend Johnny Cash, will release his second posthumous album. Rick Rubin complied the album due for release Friday which also would have been Cash's 78th birthday. Johnny R. Cash was born on February 26, 1932 and passed away September 12, 2003. Cash was an American musician, songwriter, author, devout Christian, Biblical scholar, and "one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century."
Rubin collaborated with the deeply spiritual Cash on five "American" recordings. "When the Man Comes Around." The album was recorded in September 2003 just before "The Man in Black" passed away. Supporters expect "American VI: Ain't No Grave" to be "a final goodbye." Critics deeply oppose the post death release, claiming the album is Rubin's shallow exploitation of Cash's failing health and weathered vocals.
Fans will be able to decide for themselves. "American VI: Ain't No Grave" centers around Cash's smooth acoustic guitar, solo vocals, and honest reflections on life, death, faith, and love, furthering all of the dignity and grace that Cash lived his life.