The suffering of Jesus Christ and his reawakening are the principal events in a Christian living. Why do you think so? Well, His passing gave us a possibility for endless redemption. In honor of Christ’s sacrifices, we will dig deeper into the gospel masterpiece of the Legendary Johnny Cash.
The Bass-Baritone Singer
Johnny Cash is a multi-talented artist who sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Also, he is tagged as “The Country Music Icon” due to his broad musical genre. Even more, Cash was inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of fame. This achievement is one of the ultimate dreams of every artist, that is, to leave a legacy.
His crossover appealed to the public making him a sensational superstar. Besides, the trademark of Johnny Cash is his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, which was mimicked by other country artists. In addition, his music contained themes of salvation, love, despair, and moral distress, which were loved by the public because they can easily relate to its message. Thus, Cash just wanted to inspire and leave an impression whenever he released a new song.
The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ
“Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)” is an American gospel that talks about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Whereas, the story of martyrdom is prominent in a Christian way of life. It is considered as one of the best revivals coming from the country music legend, Johnny Cash. Above all, the tune was first heard in 1940 at an Episcopal Church.
The song was composed by African-American slaves. In my opinion, it’s their way of venting their lamentations on the kind of life that they have. But look what it made them do, they were able to create a perfect masterpiece. There are a lot of artists who have recorded the hymn, but the version of Johnny Cash is undeniably the best.
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