Rock and country music icon Johnny Cash waged a life-long struggle for salvation, and that odyssey is told in this one-hour special. Hosted by Dan Rather, personal interviews with family, friends and musical associates are punctuated with rare gospel music performances.
The 48-minute documentary is produced by Gaither Television Productions and directed by award-winning director Michael Merriman, the team responsible for such acclaimed documentaries as The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley, Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador and Elvis Alive: The 25th Anniversary Concert. The video is scripted by CMT editorial director and former Rolling Stone editor, Chet Flippo, and hosted by award-winning television journalist and former CBS-TV anchor, Dan Rather.
Filmed in cooperation with the estate of the late Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country Music Hall of Famer, The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash, features footage of vintage Cash performances from numerous Billy Graham Crusades as well as from Cash’s popular ABC television show. Personal interviews with family, friends and musical associates are punctuated with rarely-seen photos from family albums and the personal archives of close friend, former son-in-law and former band member, Marty Stuart.
“Johnny Cash is one of the most towering and compelling personalities in modern music, but what is most touching is his honesty and never-ending quest for personal salvation” said Merriman. “We feel an enormous responsibility to do justice to his remarkable legacy, and our ultimate goal is to honestly portray a man of the people who struggled with his faith every day of his life and found redemption through the love of Jesus Christ.”
DVD rights with EMI Music Worldwide.
LENGTH: 1 x 48 Minutes
CAMERA: Standard Definition
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: No
CLOSED CAPTIONS: Yes
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2007
RELEASE YEAR: 2008
SUPPLIER: Gaither Music
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide TV rights exclusive of the USA