Trace Adkins & Oak Ridge Boys Tribute To Johnny Cash
Gospel music has always played a vital role in the Johnny Cash Legacy.
On January 24th, "The Man in Black" - who made more than a dozen gospel albums - was inducted to the Gospel Music Association's Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Trace paid tribute to the late singer by performing an amazing version of "Wayfaring Stranger," claiming that it was an appropriate song to sing because "the mood of the song kind of fits the mood and persona that Cash had."
William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys even credits Cash to saving their career. "He was one of our all-time heros and we were fortunate to work with Johnny Cash back when we were singing gospel music. He was one of the guys who really encouraged us to keep it all together and pursue our career as the Oak Ridge Boys."
Both Trace Adkins and Cash's sister, Joanne Cash, agree that Johnny would be especially excited by being recognized by the gospel music industry. "Of all the honors that Johnny had, he'd probably be most proud of this one - being put in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame," says Adkins.
Revealing that she thinks that "it's the greatest honor that can be given to Johnny," Joanne Cash says that he always wanted to be in gospel music and claims that "when he would sing gospel music, you could see his heart."
Also a country singer, Johnny's sweet sister adds, "Music is a part of all of our lives. It's what we live by. If we didn't have music, what would we do?"
To hear more from Trace Adkins, the Oak Ridge Boys, Joanne Cash and other members of the Johnny Cash Legacy, watch these interviews and tribute footage of the night that "The Man In Black" was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.