“Truth” – The Story Behind The Johnny Cash Song Inspired by Muhammad...

“Truth” – The Story Behind The Johnny Cash Song Inspired by Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali, who passed away on Friday, June 3rd, is known for many things, though music is not the first worldly pursuit you would associate with the World Champion boxer and humanitarian. But he was close friends with people all over the music world, including in country music, and especially with the four men that some consider the Mount Rushmore of country music, otherwise known as the supergroup The Highwaymen comprised of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash.

All four men were close with Ali, and were introduced to him through Kris Kristofferson, who was a boxer himself, and a friend of Ali’s for many years.

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