Lenny Kravitz is out on tour right now supporting his Raise Vibration album. There is one song on the album that pays tribute to a musical legend and Kravitz spoke to the BBC about what led to him writing and recording the song "Johnny Cash."
In the interview, Kravitz said that he had just learned that his mother had passed away in 1995 after battling breast cancer. He said that he was in shock and was fazed out when he encountered Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.
Kravitz said that they didn't know each other well and they were just flatmates at the time. However, he said that the two treated him like someone in the family and helped him, saying it was a showing of "humanity and love."
The lyrics in the song include "hold me like Johnny Cash when I lost my mother" and "whisper in my ear just like June Carter." The song is a slow-burn and really hits home the love that Kravitz felt when these two country music legends reached out and pulled him in during a time of need.
Lenny Kravitz is out on his Raise Vibration Tour and will be hitting the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, CO, on Oct. 2. Tickets for the concert are available through AXS and range from $54.75 up to $104.75 (Tickets).