Today would have been the 84th birthday of the “Man in Black,” Johnny Cash. And we thought we could take a look at some of the best collaborations Mr. Cash got up to. He was no stranger to collaborations. In fact, there were significant times in his career that collaborations helped him to reinvent his career. We hope you enjoy these Johnny Cash Collaborations.
Top 5 Johnny Cash Collaborations
So let’s get straight into it. The legendary outlaw country music hero saw collaborating with his competitors as an opportunity for growth. Willie Nelson definitely was there with Johnny Cash in the country music. This acoustic rendition of the (Ghost) Riders in the storm is definitely one of the better versions of the song
(Ghost) Riders in the storm
But not only was he interested collaborating with musicians in the country music. Johnny Cash knows how to jump from genre to genre and make it sound his own. This version of Girl From The North Country with Bob Dylan you can really here the power of Johnny’s vocals.
2. Girl from the north country
The next on our list is Johnny Cash joins forces with the famous, bearded guitar slinger Billy Gibbons.
3. I witnessed a crime
Now let’s talk about two voices bigger and darker than life. This haunting version of I’m so lonesome I could cry, with Nick Cave is bone-chillingly beautiful.
4. I’m so lonesome I could cry
There were so many great examples of Johnny Cash collaborations, that the last one ended up being a real battle. But in the end, in the name of diversity of musical styles, we decided to include The Wanderer, with U2. And still Johnny Cash sound right at home.
5. The Wanderer
And that concludes our Top 5. Johnny Cash Collaborations. Let us know in the comments what is your favorite Johnny Cash Collaboration. And happy birthday to the Man in Black, your music will live on forever.