NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Music legend Johnny Cash has
received six MTV Video Music Award nominations for the video of the song
"Hurt," from his Grammy Award winning album American IV: The Man Comes Around
(American Recordings/Lost Highway). The Nominations include VIDEO OF THE
YEAR, BEST MALE VIDEO and BEST DIRECTION IN A VIDEO. Cash's haunting cover of
the Nine Inch Nails song received overwhelming attention when it was brought
to life in director Mark Romanek's beautiful and poignant video.
Romanek's video, like a Johnny Cash song, is honest and direct. The
vision of older, wiser Cash combined with archival clips of the young, robust
artist makes for one of the most powerful and affecting videos in years.
Cash's American IV: The Man Comes Around was released in November 2003 and
received critical praise. Cash was awarded the Grammy for BEST COUNTRY VOCAL
PERFORMANCE for his "Give My Love To Rose." The album features original
songs, as well as select covers of classics such as Hank Williams' "I'm So
Lonesome I Could Cry" w/Nick Cave, Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus," and "Simon
& Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" w/Fiona Apple, which was nominated
for a Grammy.
Produced by Rick Rubin, The Man Comes Around is the fourth in a series of
Grammy Award-winning albums Cash and Rubin have collaborated on. The series
began with 1994's critically acclaimed American Recordings, followed by
Unchained (1996) and American III: Solitary Man (2000).
To view the "Hurt" video, go to losthighwayrecords.com
and click on Johnny Cash, or americanrecordings.com.
For more information on Johnny Cash, please contact Jim Flammia
at Lost Highway Records (615) 524-7507, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Lost Highway Records