The Resurrection Of Johnny Cash tells the story of one of the most remarkable comebacks in music history. At the start of the 90s, Cash was battered and bruised. In constant pain through heart problems, broken bones, and the aftermath of a second bout of drug addiction, he had seen his glorious career fade into irrelevance. Then something extraordinary happened: a new generation of musicians and fans, headed by hip-hop and metal producer Rick Rubin, rediscovered him and brought him back to his rightful place as a legend of American music.
This insightful and stylish book is built around new interviews with family, friends, and collaborators, including Rosanne Cash, Adam Clayton of U2, Will Oldham, and Nick Lowe. Ranging over six decades, it charts Cash’s loss of direction, his struggles with illness and drugs, and his astonishing return to form, fame, and critical acclaim in the last years of his life.