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Saturday 27th January 2007

Joanne Cash of the Cash country music dynasty releases 'Gospel' album

THE SISTER of legendary country music star Johnny Cash, Joanne Cash will release her first nationally distributed gospel album, 'Gospel'. In the '70s, Joanne worked at House Of Cash, Johnny's famed recording studio, office space and musical museum. She sang at the Grand Ole Opry from 1972-1976 with Jimmy Rodgers Snow's Grand Ole Gospel Time. During that era, Joanne met her husband Dr Harry Yates, and the couple soon dedicated themselves to full time music ministry, travelling the country for fifteen years of full time preaching and singing the gospel. When they came off the road in 1990, the couple founded Nashville Cowboy Church, where Joanne continues to sing every Sunday. Aside from area services, Joanne hosts frequent concert engagements, such as a Tuesday night residency at the Wyndham Vacation Resort in Nashville, where she shares a variety of original and gospel/country covers and also testimony of her experiences as a member of the Cash family. The 'Gospel' album includes a version of "Meet Me in Heaven," which was one of the last songs Johnny and Joanne sang together before his wife June Carter Cash died. Johnny's 1979 standard "Welcome Back Jesus" is also included, as is the vintage church hymn "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning." Said Joanne about the latter song, "Johnny always told the story about when our daddy was dying in a coma that the family was all holding hands and praying and singing that song. But he opened his eyes from that coma and started singing praises, ready to go on and be with the Lord." CR

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