Sheryl Crow Drops Johnny Cash Duet "Redemption Day" With Harrowing Video

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Sheryl Crow makes a powerful statement in the official music video for her new Johnny Cash duet, "Redemption Day." The harrowing five-minute visual features clips of Crow and Cash interspersed with "scenes of a young child watching history unfold," Nash Country Daily notes, including footage of 9/11, the Holocaust and the Challenger explosion. “As a mom of two young kids, I see that our kids watch what we do on their behalf and how we shape their future," Crow says in a statement about the video's inspiration. "They’re privy to everything visual, especially now, and there’s no way to shield your child from the roughness of reality. If we could see the world through a child’s eyes, we would make different decisions." The video was directed by Shaun Silva. "Redemption Day" originally appeared on Crow's second studio album; Cash later recorded a cover for his 2010 LP, American VI: Ain't No Grave. The new recording will appear on Crow's upcoming album of collaborations, which she previously revealed would be her final LP.