Johnny Cash is still topping the charts, even after his death, more than ten years ago. " Out Among the Stars," the lost album recently discovered by John Carter Cash has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Additionally, the album has debuted top 5 in multiple markets around the world. The album consists of of 12 previously unreleased songs that were recorded thirty years ago,
Since its release on March 25 the album has earned great media acclaim and fans worldwide have demonstrated the enduring interest in the legacy of Johnny Cash. Here's a few comments:
""Stars" holds up among Cash's best work -- even if it took 30 years to officially complete it." –Billboard
"Cash breezes through a well-selected series of songs, mixing the sentimental ("Tennessee") with the spiritual ("I Came To Believe") and the humorous ("If I Told You Who It Was"). " - Associated Press
"… the dozen previously unreleased recordings on Out Among The Stars show an iconic voice in fine and sober form…" –USA Today
"The idiosyncratic album ambles easily among genres, from bluegrass ("Don't You Think It's Come Our Time") and country hymns ("I Came To Believe") to classic Cash ("She Used To Love Me A Lot") creating a well-curated reminder for audiences reared on Cash's American Recordings work that he could sing anything and make it resonate."
The tracks on "Out Among the Stars" were originally recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Columbia Studios in 1981 and 1111 Sound Studios in 1984 and produced by Billy Sherrill, the architect of the "countrypolitan" sound in Nashville at the time.
The collection includes duets with June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings—Johnny also worked with an expanded ensemble featuring a young Marty Stuart on guitar and mandolin and Nashville A-Team members Jerry Kennedy (guitar), Pete Drake (steel guitar), Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano) and Henry Strzelecki (bass).