Johnny Cash Goes Gold

Johnny Cash has scored his first gold album in 32 years with his latest project, American IV: The Man Comes Around. Released in November 2002, the album is highlighted by Cash’s version of “Hurt,” a song written by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Video director Mark Romanek has received national acclaim for his work on the “Hurt” video. The Man Comes Around is the fourth in a series of albums Cash has recorded with producer Rick Rubin. Cash last received gold certification in 1971 for the The World of Johnny Cash. The RIAA assigns gold status to albums with shipments of more than 500,000 copies. 04/29/03