A new album titled Forever Words is set to be released via Legacy Recordings on April 6. The collaborative album will function as a way to publish Johnny Cash’s previously unrecorded lyrics and poems, with the words set to music by the likes of the late Chris Cornell, as well as other big names like Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, John Mellencamp, Robert Glasper, Elvis Costello, Brad Paisley, and others.After Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash both died in 2003, Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, was left with a huge number of personal items, including handwritten letters, poems, and other writings of the legendary musician. Many of them were included in Forever Words: The Unknown Poems, a book that contained Johnny Cash’s unpublished writing.Conceived as a sort of “musical companion” to the book, John Carter Cash took on the role of Forever Words’ co-producer, alongside Steve Berkowitz, inviting the all-star crew of musicians, including Johnny’s daughter Rosanne Cash and step-daughter Carlene Carter, to create new music to accompany Cash’s words.As stated by Variety, John Carter Cash had this to say about Forever Words, “Determining the artist for each song was truly a matter of the heart. … I picked the artists who are most connected with my father, who had a personal story that was connected with Dad. It became an exciting endeavor to go through these works, to put them together and present them to different people who could finish them in a way that I believed that Dad would have wanted.”Johnny Cash: Forever Words Tracklist:Forever/I Still Miss Someone – Kris Kristofferson and Willie NelsonTo June This Morning – Ruston Kelly and Kacey MusgravesGold All Over the Ground – Brad PaisleyYou Never Knew My Mind – Chris CornellThe Captain’s Daughter – Alison Krauss and Union StationJellico Coal Man – T. Bone BurnettThe Walking Wounded – Rosanne CashThem Double Blues – John MellencampBody on Body – JewelI’ll Still Love You – Elvis CostelloJune’s Sundown – Carlene CarterHe Bore It All – Daily and VincentChinky Pin Hill – I’m With HerGoin’, Goin’, Gone – Robert Glasper featuring Ro James, and Anu SunWhat Would I Dreamer Do? – The JayhawksSpirit Rider – Jamey Johnson[H/T Variety]
Greensburg, IN—Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) and The Milk Bank have announced that starting August 25, DCMH will be an official Milk Depot site.A Milk Depot is a site where approved donor mothers can drop off frozen, surplus breast milk. The milk is transported to The Milk Bank in Indianapolis to be pasteurized and distributed to NICUs and outpatient families throughout the Midwest. Ideal candidates for milk donors are non-smoking women in good general health who take limited or no medications or herbal supplements.For clarification on eligibility, contact The Milk Bank at 317-536-1670 or click here for their website.
The Ghana Football Association says it has put together a number of proposals to the government in relation to financial support for Ghanaian league clubs during the current climate of the Coronavirus pandemic.Football has been hard hit by the pandemic since no league matches have been played since March 15 when the President announced a ban on public gatherings.The absence of matches means that clubs cannot make any money without gate proceeds and transfer fees and thus, the GFA has reached out to Government through the Sports Ministry.Henry Asante Twum is the GFA’s Communications Director and he gave details to Citi Sports on what the Ministry was expected to present to Government on the GFA’s behalf during a government cabinet meeting on Friday.“In our proposal to the Sports Ministry, we highlighted the need for government support not only in the area of Covid-19 but we also asked government to take a look at the 17.5 percent VAT component on the gate fees charged at the match venues during the league.We also made a case for import duties on football materials like national teams jerseys and related items. The jerseys do not come for profit. They serve a social purpose but we have to pay thousands of US dollars to clear them at the ports.In line with that, we also asked for a look at what clubs pay to clear their jerseys and other equipment for use in the country. These charges are huge and draining and they are having a huge toll on our finances.”Asante Twum went on to state that the GFA would also want government to review the situation involving lower tier non-professional clubs and their paying of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions on behalf of their -players.“We would want the government to intervene in this situation. These clubs in Division Two and Three and the colts divisions are not professional clubs but SSNIT is always chasing them to play their due for their players and we would like the government to take another look at that.”With the Ghana FA saying that a decision on the future of the Ghanaian football season will be taken by June 30, the expectation is that it will make a strong push for financial support to keep the clubs going until a proper resolution on the league is found.