Before dying in 2003, the Man in Black wrote one last masterpiece for generations to come – and it utilized one of his favorite subjects: trains. Johnny Cash’s last song, “Like the 309,” will take you on a bumpy train ride to one’s final destination.
Despite being wheelchair-bound, nearly blind, and close to the end, Johnny Cash continued writing music and singing. In fact, he began working on “American V: A Hundred Highways” right after completing 2002’s “American IV: The Man Comes Around.”
The posthumously released album is an evenly melancholy mix of covers, traditional, and original compositions. “Like the 309” is among the two original songs included on it. The second one was “I Came to Believe,” which Cash had written and recorded ahead.