We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash

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We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
Live album by
Various artists
ReleasedAugust 7, 2012
RecordedApril 20, 2012[1]
GenreCountry, Folk Rock
Length64:12 (CD)
77:33 (DVD)
LabelLegacy Records
DirectorConor McAnally
ProducerKeith Wortman

We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash is a live tribute album to country musician, Johnny Cash. The album features various interpretations of Cash's hits and songs he had covered on his American Recordings albums. The concert presented artists from a wide variety of genres and were backed by an all-star band led by Grammy Award-winning producer and musical director Don Was, country songwriter and musician Buddy Miller, drummer Kenny Aronoff, keyboardist Ian McLagan, and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz.[2] The profits from the ticket sales and album release will benefit "Charley's Fund", a non-profit organization that works to find a cure for the fatal childhood disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy.[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Folsom Prison Blues"J. CashBrandi Carlile3:52
2."Ring of Fire"J. Cash, M. KilgoreRonnie Dunn3:15
3."Hey Porter"J. CashBuddy Miller3:07
4."Hurt"T. ReznorLucinda Williams4:00
5."Wreck of the Old 97"B. Johnson, N. BlakeRhett Miller2:36
6."Jackson"G. Rodgers, B. WheelerCarolina Chocolate Drops3:31
7."The Long Black Veil"M. Wilkin, D. DillIron & Wine2:53
8."Big River"J. CashKris Kristofferson2:31
9."Why Me Lord"K. KristoffersonShelby Lynne3:10
10."Help Me Make It Through the Night"K. KristoffersonPat Monahan3:51
11."It Ain't Me Babe"B. DylanShelby Lynne and Pat Monahan3:46
12."Sunday Morning Coming Down"K. KristoffersonKris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson4:42
13."Get Rhythm"J. CashAndy Grammer2:50
14."Cocaine Blues"T. J. ArnallShooter Jennings and Amy Nelson2:43
15."I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"H. WilliamsAmy Lee3:15
16."Cry, Cry, Cry"J. CashSheryl Crow2:42
17."I Still Miss Someone"J. Cash, R. Cash, Jr.Willie Nelson2:45
18."If I Were a Carpenter"T. HardinSheryl Crow and Willie Nelson3:07
19."Highwayman"J. WebbWillie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings, and Jamey Johnson3:07
20."I Walk the Line"J. CashFull Ensemble2:29

Note: The songs are credited as they appear in the liner notes.[2]

DVD sequencing and features[edit]

The concert itself is sequenced differently than the album and features band and song introductions by Matthew McConaughey.[4]

Bonus features include a rehearsal performance of "I Still Miss Someone" by Willie Nelson, a performance of "The Man Comes Around" by McConaughey, a featurette titled "Johnny Cash, His Life and Music" (featuring interviews from the ensemble), and "Walk the Line: The Making of a Celebration", a behind the scenes look on how the concert was conceived.[2][5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 200
US Billboard Top Country Albums[6] 38


  1. ^ "We Walk The Line: A Celebration Of The Music of Johnny Cash Set For April 20". Glide Magazine. Glide Publishing, LLC. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Wortman, Keith, dir. 'We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash.' Perf. Various artists. Legacy Recordings, 2012. DVD. 15 Aug 2012.
  3. ^ "Johnny Cash To Be Celebrated With "We Walk The Line: A Celebration Of The Music Of Johnny Cash" In Honor Of His 80th Birthday". Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  4. ^ Duvall, Erin. "Matthew McConaughey, Pat Monahan, Shelby Lynne Added to Johnny Cash Tribute". The Boot. AOL Inc. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Legacy Recordings Set To Release We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash, A Deluxe CD/DVD Set Capturing The All-star 80th Birthday Concert Spectacular". PR Newswire. PR Newswire Association LLC. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Chart listing for We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2012.