"And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts. And I looked, and behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed with him." - Revelation 6:7-8, (Johnny Cash "The Man Comes Around")
Johnny Cash Hurt. What a powerful version of the Nine Inch Nail song, as it was recorded shortly before the death of his wife (who has a cameo in the video) and his death. Watching this is heart wrenching as it is almost a retrospective on his life and gives the lyrics new meaning......he really made this song his own.
1983: Cash is attacked by a large African ostrich named Waldo in his wild animal park in Henderson, Tenn. The animal crushes several of Cash's ribs and tears open his stomach. While recovering, Cash becomes addicted to painkillers. In December of that year, he checks into the Betty Ford Center to kick his prescription pill addiction. In 1986, Cash publishes, Man in White, a novel about the Apostle Paul. In July, after a decade without a hit, Johnny is dropped by Columbia Records.
July 4, 2006: ‘American V: A Hundred Highways,’ one of of Cash's final collaborations with producer Rick Rubin, is released posthumously. The album debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. On February 23, 2010, three days before what would have been Cash's 78th birthday, the Cash Family, Rick Rubin, and Lost Highway Records released his second posthumous record, titled ‘American VI: Ain't No Grave,’ which debuts at no. 3 on the Billboard 200.