Johnny Cash Song by Song

In Johnny Cash, Song By Song, each episode sets the cultural landscape scene and unravels and reveals the contradictions of this complicated man through the lens of a song.

Cat. No: 166424
Barcode: 5019322664246
Run Time: 114 mins
Discs: 1
Cert: E
Format: DVD
Release Date: 29th August 2016

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How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.”- Johnny Cash

Each song/story provides a calibrated insight into the unparalleled drama of a life fully lived and a career fully exploited; resilience, fortitude, love, compassion, rebellion and soul-searching. Cash spoke for the condemned and his redeemer, the downtrodden coal miner, the hopeless romantic, the junkie and the righteous man. He bucked the system and created his signature persona – the Man in Black. The statement was loud and strong: Johnny Cash plays by his own rules.

Appearances from:
David Wild – Rolling Stone magazine
Michael McCall – Country Music Hall of Fame
Tony Tost – Author
Peter Cooper – Journalist
Lou Robbins – Johnny’s longtime manager
John Carter Cash – Son of June and Johnny
Peter Collins – Record Producer
Ken Paulson – CEO First Amendment Center/
Former Editor USA Today
Shooter Jennings – Waylon Jennings’ son
Grace Potter – Performer/artist
Ben Folds – Performer/artist
Josh Thompson – Country music artist
Yelawolf – Hip hop artist
Justin Townes Earle – Americana artist
Shelby Lynn – Artist/actor
Derek Webb – Contemporary christian artist
Chris Issak – Performer/actor
Merle Haggard – Legendary country artist
Kris Kristofferson – Singer/songwriter/actor
Billy Bob Thornton – Actor
Rodney Crowell – Country/Americana artist
Marty Stuart – Country/bluegrass artist
Saul Holliff – Former manager
George Jones – Country Music Artist
Bob Oermann – Journalist/author