Johnny wrote the song by himself, and it’s obviously one of the most well-known, recognizable hits of his career (or anybody’s career, really). It’s cool to see Riley pay homage to one of the greatest to ever do it in country music and actually do the song justice.
There’s some bad Johnny Cash covers out there, y’all… this one is certainly not that.
Part of what makes this cover so good is that Riley has that neo-traditional sound to his music and vocals that are so distinctively country. They fit seamlessly on a classic track like “Folsom Prison Blues”.