Johnny Cash: “Out Among the Stars” Soars as New Treasure

Johnny's son, John Carter Cash, talks about the resurrected album.

A recently discovered Johnny Cash album recorded in the early 1980s, Out Among the Stars, definitely has fans buzzing. The album was never released, but Johnny’s son, John Carter Cash, resurrected the album after finding it on a search through his dad’s collectibles. John Carter talks about the record in the April 14 issue of Country Weekly.

“This is a complete recording,” John Carter says. “It’s not scattered, it’s not just pieces of stuff thrown together.” The album features duets with Johnny’s wife June Carter Cash as well as Waylon Jennings. John Carter remembers that Waylon came to the studio where Johnny was recording and the two laid down a basically impromptu version of the Hank Snow classic “I’m Movin’ On.”

The album was never released partly because Johnny was not enjoying major hits at the time and had fallen out of favor with his record label. But now, some 30 years later, you can say that Johnny’s getting the last word. Out Among the Stars recently hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, selling more than 50,000 units in its first week—more than recent releases from a few contemporary artists riding No. 1 songs.

To get the complete story on Out Among the Stars, pick up the April 14 issue of Country Weekly, on newsstands now.

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