It’s pretty safe to say that only a few artists in the world are comparable with Johnny Cash. Not only is the country superstar considered as one of the most powerful and compelling voices in the history of country music – but as a songwriter, The Man in Black was second to none.
So, it’s no surprise whenever today’s notable artists would honor the one and only Johnny Cash by performing some of his greatest hits and most known works. Take, for instance, the Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute in 2003, where Kid Rock and Hank Williams Jr. paid tribute to one of the most influential country artists of all time.
While Kid Rock never had the chance to get to know Cash personally, the singer said he could tell what type of man the country star was just by looking at the strength Johnny Cash’s children have for dealing with his passing. Siblings Roseanne Cash and John Carter Cash were then seen hugging each other.
Hank Jr. and Kid Rock went on with their performance that truly moved the audience.
A Country Ballad With Valuable Life Lessons
Written by Hal Bynum and Dave Kirby, “There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang” narrates the story of a prison inmate, telling his family back home the most valuable life lessons he has learned while being detained through a letter – like “there ain’t no good in an evil-hearted woman.”
It was released by Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings in 1978 as the second single off Cash’s album I Would Like to See You Again.
Make sure to listen to Hank Williams Jr. And Kid Rock’s rendition in the video below.
Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Cash, Kid Rock