Dale Watson’s New CD Inspired by Johnny Cash Cabin

Dale Watson has completed work on his forthcoming album, From the Cradle to the Grave, which he wrote and recorded near Nashville in a cabin previously owned by Johnny Cash and now owned by Watson’s friend, actor Johnny Knoxville. Hyena Records will release the honky-tonk singer’s CD on April 24. “I got up there and basically wrote 10 songs in three days,” Watson says. “At first, I was adamant about not writing anything even remotely reminiscent to Johnny Cash as I figured I’d be instantly dismissed for trying to cop his vibe, but his presence was so strong up there that I decided, ’Why fight it? Let the chips fall where they may and go with the feeling.'”