Charles Wesley Godwin Delivers Flawless Cover Of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk The Line”

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David McClister

The cover we needed.

Charles Wesley Godwin shared a flawless rendition of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk The Line” on Instagram yesterday, and I can’t get enough.

His deep, brooding vocals deliver every line with so much weight, and while it’s obviously no easy task to cover the Man in Black, this is one of the best versions I’ve heard.

Of course, Cash released his signature song and country classic in 1956, and it was both originally written and recorded by Cash himself. The song saw three attempts with moderate chart ratings, ultimately becoming his first #1 hit on the Billboard country charts. It also peaked at #17 on the U.S. pop charts.

It was the song that started a legendary career, and remains a fan-favorite and standard to this day almost 70 years later… it’s one of, if not the most, recognizable tunes songs in the genre.

And not many artists could pull this off, but CWG has such a unique, incredible voice that it simply works… I would not be mad at a studio cover one day, too:

“I Walk the Line”

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