Janson Media Documentary Explores “The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash”

by Mike Mcdonnough on January 14, 2009

in Programming Announcements

Johnny Cash

Janson Media today announced the release of the one-hour documentary special The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash: A Story of Faith & Redemption, to international television markets. The program is hosted by award-winning television journalist and former CBS-TV anchor, Dan Rather.

Rock and country music icon Johnny Cash waged a life-long struggle for salvation, and that spiritual odyssey is the subject of this new music documentary. 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.

The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash (1 x 48′; 16:9 widescreen, digibeta) was produced by Spring House Productions for Gaither Music of Alexandria, Indiana, and is now available to international television markets exclusively through Janson Media. A trailer of the program is available for screening at the Janson Media Screening Room at www.janson.tv

The Gaither Music Group was founded by the first couple of Gospel, Bill and Gloria Gaither in Alexandria, Indiana. Under the Music Group functions a record company, concert booking agency, television production, copyright management, retail store, and a recording studio. Since 1963 the couple has written more than 700 songs and forever changed the landscape of contemporary inspirational music. In September 2008, Bill and Gloria were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southern Gospel Music Guild.

Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent content distribution company based in the United States, with a rights portfolio of over 1,500 hours of exclusive programming available for licensing to worldwide television, VOD, DVD/video, and emerging new media platforms. The company has licensed programming to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include nearly every major broadcaster or media company, as well as a wide range of DVD labels and distributors. Janson Media is also a publisher/ manufacturer of award-winning DVDs.