Two New Projects Honor Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
A four-disc collection called The Legend is being released by Legacy Recordings to mark the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's first single, Cry, Cry, Cry, in l955. It contains 104 songs, including seven previously unreleased tunes, and features performances by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, The Carter Family and Willie Nelson. The collection is being released in two configurations: standard, which is packaged in a display book layout containing a booklet and newly commissioned liner notes; and the deluxe, a coffee-table sized edition that includes a color lithograph, a book of photographs, a bonus DVD and a bonus CD. The release of The Legend is complemented by the simultaneous release of a 40-song collection by his wife, June Carter Cash. Keep on the Sunny Side—Her Life in Music chronicles her amazing career, one that began the day she was born into the Carter Family dynasty.