In Gilford, New Hampshire this past weekend, Darius Rucker took the stage for a memorable evening for show-goers. Joining Darius were country newcomer Joel Crouse and platinum-selling artist Cassadee Pope.
The show fell on the anniversary of the legendary Johnny Cash’s death, giving rise to a Darius tribute to the man in black. Halfway through his set, Darius asked Cassadee to join him on stage for a performance of the Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash hit duet “Jackson.” Luckily, Team Cassadee’s Kristy Fournier was able to record the duet for those of us who were not fortunate enough to attend the event.
“Jackson” was written by Billy Edd Wheeler and Jerry Leiber and first recorded by Wheeler. It became a country hit single in 1967 when husband and wife, Johnny Cash and June Carter, adapted it into a duet. The song later became more appreciated by non-country audiences when it was used in the 2011 film The Help. The song tells a tale about a married couple who finds that the fire has fizzled from their relationship. The song relates the desire of both partners to travel to Jackson, where they each expect to be welcomed by the city more so than the other. At the end of the song, the two realize they, ultimately, are actually traveling to their destination point together and “ain’t never comin’ back.”
Watch the video from this tribute below and let us know what you think. And a special thank you to Kristy for capturing this moment and sharing it with the world!
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