It’s still Marvelous Male Month, and is there a more quintessential male musician than “The Man in Black?”
There were so many great songs to choose from. Some of my favorites:
“The Man Comes Around”
“Folsom Prison Blues”
“A Boy Named Sue”
In the end, I chose the hit from American IV, the final Cash album released during his lifetime. A cover of the Nine Inch Nails song, “Hurt,” embodied his musicianship to the very end—weathered face, broken body, gnarled hands. He couldn’t be more real…and more beautiful.