I hope he realises that Johnny Cash didn’t write the song “Hurt”, it is a cover. The original song is by Nine Inch Nails.
From Cash’s last TIME magazine interview:
How do you go about turning an industrial-metal song like Hurt into a Johnny Cash song?
“I would just get down and do it until I felt like I was doing it with feeling. I probably sang the song 100 times before I went in and recorded it, because I had to make it mine.”
Did it feel as if you had written it by the end?
“It’s a song I wish I had written. Back in the ’60s, I think I could have written something like this.”