This album has one of the coolest back stories ever! Roseanne Cash's legendary dad Johnny put together a list of what he considered the 100 essential classic country songs for her when she was young, and from this list Ms Cash picked 12 to record for this album.
I grew with a father who worshipped Johnny Cash and I definitely love the man in black too, and that back story alone would have been enough to convince me to pick this record up, so then I guess the guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen,Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright, and Jeff Tweedy are just beautiful bonuses! Here is the aforementioned Cash/Tweedy collaboration of the old Lefty Frizzell classic 'Long Black Veil.' This record is an awesome reminder of how great country music CAN be.
* 'Long Black Veil' MP3