Personnel: Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson (vocals, acoustic guitar).
Includes liner notes by Johnny Cash.
VH1's Storytellers series brings singer-songwriters to the screen with little more than their axe and their songs for company, as they tell the studio and home audience the stories behind their songs. Consequently, Cash and Nelson were subjects ripe for the plucking. The two living country legends occupy the stage simultaneously for this performance, often accompanying each other. Their voices may have gotten a bit more grizzled over the years, but Cash and Nelson show that they're still captivating performers as well as monumental songwriters.
Both classic and obscure tunes are showcased, running the gamut from Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" and Nelson's evergreen "Crazy" to the little-known Cash gem "Flesh and Blood." The repartee and good humor shared between the two in their between-song anecdotes adds an intimate, personal quality to what's already an album of some of the finest country songs extant.