Despite his passing in 2003, icon Johnny Cash has another song to sing- this one with Sheryl Crow. Crow is working on a Big Machine album release scheduled to come out later this summer and has released the first music video for the project, a duet with she and Cash on a song they recorded separately originally, "Redemption Day." With modern technology, they've brought the two together on the recording and matched it with powerful genocide visuals.
“I went in to make this record, sitting at the piano, and Johnny was all over it,” Crow said of her inspiration to recast “Redemption Day” as a duet with the Man in Black. Once she received the blessing of the Cash estate, particularly that of Johnny and June Carter’s son John Carter Cash, she moved forward with her plan. “I feel like the song has found its moment,” she said to Rolling Stone.
“I feel like Johnny Cash would have an opinion on what’s happening today,” Crow said at the Cash Cabin. “He was very outspoken. He was a great American in my estimation. He stood for the rights of Native Americans and he stood out against the Vietnam War and the Iraq War. … He was who he was and he was going to say his piece and stand up for what he believed.”