Sheryl Crow's "Redemption Day" features Johnny Cash Vocals
Originally written by Sheryl Crow and included on her self-titled 2006 album, "Redemption Day" was also recorded by Johnny Cash months before his passing in 2003.
As Crow began working on content for a new duet album, she went back to the song and has created something inspiring.
“I feel like the song has found its moment, which is what you want for your songs,” Crow said at a Wednesday press gathering, where both the recording and its music video were previewed. “It’s great when they can recreate life for themselves but this, I think, is the moment, and I think [Cash] had a lot to do with the timing of this, and I hope he feels proud about it.”
To capture the moment, Crow went to Cash's legendary cabin studio located in Nashville. Cash's son, John Carter, produced Cash's version and assisted in making this duet a reality. In a statement, Crow described what it meant to have Cash behind the song:
He “stood up for what he believed at a time that what he believed wasn’t so popular. He got all up in the middle of things that he believed in … I feel like he would be standing up now.”
The final product is chilling and remarkable.