The new album American V: A Hundred Highways by the late Johnny Cash is the #1 album in America according to Billboard. The album consists of new material that Cash recorded after the passing of his wife June up until his own death. Producer Rick Rubin, who was a close friend of Cash as well, claims to have enough material for three more albums. The last time Johnny Cash had a #1 album was thirty-seven years ago. 88,000 copies were sold during the past week.
Being a Cash fan I picked this album up at Costco last week. Cash is as good as ever on all of these songs. His voice is weak on some songs and as strong as ever on others. The weakness just makes the song that much more personal. You can feel every emotion Cash is feeling with each note he hits or attempts to hit on American V.
Top 5 Billboard albums this week:
- Johnny Cash- American V: A Hundred Highways
- Nelly Furtado- Loose
- India Arie- Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
- Dixie Chicks- Taking the Long Way
- Gnarls Barkley- St. Elsewhere