Johnny Cash

Album: First Kiss (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This love song is dedicated to the marriage between Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. "Their whole relationship, f--k, it's pretty f--king sweet," said Rock. "[It's] coming to a wedding near you!"
  • Here are some more songs inspired by The Man In Black:

    "Johnny Cash" by The String Cheese Incident (A rather wacky take on Johnny Cash clichés.)

    "Emmylou" by First Aid Kit (A homage to two of First Aid Kit's favorite Country-Rock songwriting partnerships - Gram Parsons with Emmylou Harris, and Johnny Cash with June Carter.)

    "House of Cash" by George Strait (About the loss of Johnny Cash's lakeside home to fire in April 2007.)

    "Johnny & June" by Heidi Newfield (A tribute to the enduring love Johnny and June had for each other.)

    "Johnny Met June" by Shelby Lynne (Penned the day Johnny Cash died, this is about how he is now reunited with June in heaven.)

    "Good Morning John" by Kris Kristofferson (This song about Johnny Cash's struggles with addiction was originally written by Kristofferson for a sobriety party in the 1970s.)

    "I Walk The Line Revisited" by Rodney Crowell (Penned by Crowell about how Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line" changed his life when he first heard it as a kid.)

    "Johnny Cash" by Jason Aldean (About a young couple listening to Johnny Cash in his Pontiac en route to Las Vegas.)
  • The track also serves as a tribute to Kid Rock's girlfriend, Audrey. They met through a mutual love of hunting; Rock croons on this song, "I like to watch you shoot your guns."

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