When it comes to iconic artists like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard,Dolly Parton… nobody can really do ’em the kind of justice they deserve. Many can come close, many can do a damn good job, but there’s usually just something missing…
Chris could sing the phone book and turn it into an award winning country song. So when he took a run at Cash’s legendary “Folsom Prison Blues,” he CRUSHED it.
Originally written in 1953, “Folsom Prison Blues” was recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis in 1955. And then, in January of 1968, Cash would go on to record a live version of the song from Folsom Prison itself, catapulting the hit to the top of the charts. It was later released on Cash’s At Folsom Prison album, the most successful album of his entire career.
You can look all you want, but it just doesn’t get better than this.