Young Outlaw Joins His Father Onstage For “Folsom Prison Blues” Performance

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This just might be the most adorable Johnny Cash fan ever! 5-year-old “mini picker” Raylan joined his father onstage for a heart-melting rendition of the country music icon’s “Folsom Prison Blues.”

While performing with his band, The Moonlight Pickers, Raylan’s father, Jared, invited his adorable son onstage to show off his talent a graduation party in their home state of Illinois. The little cowboy expertly remembered all the lyrics the country classic, all while strumming on an electric guitar seemingly half his size.

“I’m stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin’ on/ But that train keeps a rollin’ on down to San Antone,” sings young Raylan. “When I was just a baby my mama told me” ‘Son, Always be a good boy, don’t ever play with guns’.”

“Folsom Prison Blues” was released by Cash in late 1955 as the eleventh track on his debut album, With His Hot and Blue Guitar. The song quickly climbed to No.1 on the country charts, going on to become one of the country icon’s signature songs.

You can watch his performance below.