Highlights of this 1999 concert include June Carter Cash performing "Ring of Fire;" Brooks & Dunn's rendition of "Ghost Riders in the Sky;" "Flesh and Blood," with the evocative harmonies of Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Sheryl Crow; and Marty Stuart with gospel a cappella group the Fairfield Four in a stirring version of "Belshazzar." Emmylou Harris joins Dave Matthews on "The Long Black Veil." The program also includes retrospective segments on Johnny Cash's life and career, one of which is presented by his daughter Rosanne. Although Cash looked frail, he was in excellent voice for his first appearance in more than a year and a half, performing "Folsom Prison Blues," and joining the all-star ensemble for "I Walk the Line," commenting on how good it felt to be onstage again. This concert turned out to be Johnny Cash's last public performance. He died in September 2003, four months after his beloved wife June passed away.Sadly, I didn’t “discover” Cash until The Man Comes Around was released. I heard him interviewed on NPR one afternoon, and was mezmorized by the lyrics of the title song. I am an easy target when it comes to biblical imagery and good poets. So, I was hooked.
So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them: "I'm here to introduce you to this God.... He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him!" ~Acts 17