“Johnny Cash: American Rebel” will premiere on CMT on September 12, the anniversary of his passing, at 9 p.m. ET. The two-hour documentary is a celebration of the larger-than-life Johnny Cash from the unique perspective of the Man in Black’s greatest songs, with the film being built around the 10 greatest Johnny Cash tracks, the “essentials.” Each song brings to life a chapter in the story of America from the 1950s to modern day, as we tour the life of music and artistic expression of one of music’s most storied talents. Through his music, Cash was ahead of his time in fighting against war, injustice, racism and prejudice. JOHNNY CASH – AMERICAN REBEL will deliver the passion, musicality and messages of Cash’s 10 most iconic songs, recorded over four decades.
Combining cinematically filmed original interviews with Johnny Cash’s family and friends, including John Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Rodney Crowell, Sheryl Crow, Merle Haggard, Johnny Western and Clive Davis, and a broad array of international superstars from the music and entertainment industries, along with a soundtrack of Cash’s most famous songs, archival concert footage, classic photographs, family snapshots and personal artifacts from the Cash family, JOHNNY CASH – AMERICAN REBEL is an epic tribute to this gifted artist, fighter of causes, and legendary entertainer.
Derik Murray and Paul Gertz from Network Entertainment executive produce. Jayson Dinsmore, Lewis Bogach and John Miller-Monzon executive produce for CMT.