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Celebrating The Music Of Johnny Cash: We Walk The Line!

Airs Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform “Jackson” in this concert that celebrates the legacy of Johnny Cash.

In honor of Johnny Cash and what would have been his 80th birthday, Keith Wortman and Don Was have produced a spectacular tribute concert like no other.

Willie Nelson takes the stage in this concert that celebrates the legacy of Johnny Cash.
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Above: Willie Nelson takes the stage in this concert that celebrates the legacy of Johnny Cash.

Amy Lee performs “I’m So Lonesome” in this concert that celebrates the legacy of Johnny Cash.
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Above: Amy Lee performs “I’m So Lonesome” in this concert that celebrates the legacy of Johnny Cash.

Shooter Jennings performs “Cocaine Blues” (with Amy Nelson) in this concert that celebrates the legacy of Johnny Cash.
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Above: Shooter Jennings performs “Cocaine Blues” (with Amy Nelson) in this concert that celebrates the legacy of Johnny Cash.

Shelby Lynne sings “It Ain’t Me Babe” (with Pat Monahan) in this concert that celebrates the legacy of Johnny Cash.
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Above: Shelby Lynne sings “It Ain’t Me Babe” (with Pat Monahan) in this concert that celebrates the legacy of Johnny Cash.

Give at the $150 level during our TV membership campaign and receive the "We Walk The Line: A Celebration Of The Music Of Johnny Cash" CD & DVD, plus the CD sampler "He Walked The Line - Johhny Cash - Original Recordings." This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). The CD is also available at the $75 level, and the DVD only is available at $100.

Above: Give at the $150 level during our TV membership campaign and receive the "We Walk The Line: A Celebration Of The Music Of Johnny Cash" CD & DVD, plus the CD sampler "He Walked The Line - Johhny Cash - Original Recordings." This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). The CD is also available at the $75 level, and the DVD only is available at $100.

Grammy-winning producer Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt) served as musical director for this monumental concert taping that features some of the biggest artists in the music industry, including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Pat Monahan of Train, Ronnie Dunn, Lucinda Williams, Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings and Shelby Lynne, among others.

No one represents American music more than Johnny Cash. Songs like “Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Long Black Veil” gave a voice to those who were never sung about.

Nearly 60 years after his booming first notes hit the airwaves and almost 10 years since his passing, Johnny Cash is being honored and celebrated as never before.

The concert taping took place on April 20, 2012, before a sold-out crowd at The Moody Theatre/ACL Live in Austin, Texas.

The program begins with some of Cash’s biggest hits performed by contemporary music stars, moves on to feature once-in-a-lifetime performances and duets from music legends, then wraps with monumental collaborations among all performers.

"Celebrating The Music Of Johnny Cash: We Walk The Line!" features these performances:

• “Folsom Prison Blues” – Brandi Carlisle

• “Hey Porter” – Buddy Miller

• “I’m So Lonesome” – Amy Lee

• “Help Me Make It Through the Night” – Pat Monahan

• “Jackson” – Carolina Chocolate Drops

• “Ring of Fire” – Ronnie Dunn

• “Long Black Veil” – Sam Beam

• “Hurt” – Lucinda Williams

• “Cocaine Blues” – Shooter Jennings (and Amy Nelson)

• “The Highwayman” – Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings

• “It Ain’t Me Babe” – Shelby Lynne and Pat Monahan

• “Big River” – Kris Kristofferson

• “Cry Cry Cry” – Sheryl Crow

• “Sunday Morning Coming Down” – Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson

• “If I Were a Carpenter” – Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow

• “Walk the Line” – All Artists

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Above: In honor of what would have been Johnny Cash's 80th birthday year, this spectacular all-star concert tribute features some of the biggest artists in the music industry, including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings and Shelby Lynne. Music legends celebrate Cash's legacy with once-in-a-lifetime performances.

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Train's Pat Monahan performs "Help Me Make It Through The Night"

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Anubha | August 16, 2012 at 9:25 a.m. ― 2 years, 2 months ago

There’s new Johnny Cash documentary on the internet called My Father and The Man In Black, has anyone else heard of it or seen it? It talks about a side of Johnny Cash’s story that many of us don’t know about. Anyway, the article above reminded me of the film, I thought it was pretty cool and I can’t wait to see it! Heres the link to the trailer:


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