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