Chris Stapleton Gives Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” A Soulful Spin, And It’s Amazing!

It seems like everything Chris Stapleton touches turns to gold. After a show-stopping performance at the Country Music Awards last November, this artist has proved that he is here to stay. While he’s been in the business a while, notably as a songwriter for other musicians, Stapleton is now rapidly building his own fan base.

New fans have started discovering some of Stapleton’s older material, and it’s no surprise. With only one solo album released at this point, people want to hear more from this talented singer.

There’s one video on YouTube that has been garnering a lot of attention. In 2014, Stapleton recorded a cover of Johnny Cash’s iconic song “Folsom Prison Blues”. The video has nearly one million views, and once you see it you’ll understand why.

Cash originally released “Folsom Prison Blues” in 1955. The song was the 11th track on his debut album, With His Hot And Blue Guitar. Although the track was recorded by Cash himself, and made good use of his legendary vocals, it wasn’t until 13 years later that it earned him a place on the charts.

In 1968, Cash re-released “Folsom Prison Blues” as a live track, which he recorded at Folsom Prison. This time, the track hit number one both in the US and in Canada. It’s now one of Cash’s most well-known songs, which makes it perfect territory for Stapleton to work with.

Watch this awesome cover of “Folsom Prison Blues” in the video below! What did you think? Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you!

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