Johnny Cash – “Hurt”   April 20th, 2010

Originally Written 09/08/09

Johhny Cash covers “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails.

I remember this song from the last album he did in 2002, and I loved the video on the DVD included with it. I ran across a link for it and it’s nice to see it’s on YouTube. It’s a wonderful cover, faithful to the source material without a hint of irony, but also making the song his own. There’s a lot of emotion in this one; it’s both a moving song and a beautiful video.

I have a lot of respect for Johnny Cash. He’s one of the few country musicians who I like and I like how he was a man of the people, acknowledging his own mistakes and troubled past. I like that he wore his faith on his sleeve, but it a very humble and human way. He was concerned with the plight of the disenfranchised, not preaching from an ivory tower. His song “Man in Black” is a good example of that.

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