“The Johnny Cash Show” Returns with Rebroadcast On GetTV

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Johnny Cash became a well known personality in the late 1960s thanks to his popular television show, “The Johnny Cash Show,” and now fans can revisit the series each Sunday on GetTV. The show’s rebroadcast began on July 8 and airs each Sunday at 10 p.m. EST.

“The Johnny Cash Show” was recorded live from Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Millions of families across the U.S. tuned into the weekly series, which starred Cash and some of his famous friends. The music variety show aired from 1969 to 1971 on ABC, and every show began with the same greeting: “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”

The two-year series featured regulars June Carter Cash and the Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, and the Tennessee Three. Other notable guests included Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, and Tammy Wynette, among others.

Johnny’s first episode had appearances by Joni Mitchell and Doug Kershaw. Future guests highlighted notable acts within the country genre like Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard and Chet Atkins. The singer played by his own rules despite some disagreements with the network, including refusing to cut the word “stoned” from Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” He even premiered his song “Man In Black” on one of the show’s episodes.

In addition to watching “The Johnny Cash Show” on GetTV, country fans can hear singer’s legacy through the album Johnny Cash: Forever Words, released earlier this year. The collaborative album includes artists spanning multiple genres recreating songs from Johnny’s previously unpublished poetry, lyrics, and letters set to music. The reimagined recordings range from by Brad Paisley, Kacey Musgraves and Alison Krauss to Chris Cornell, Ruston Kelly, Elvis Costello and more. Recorded primarily at The Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tenn., Johnny Cash: Forever Words is the musical companion to “Forever Words: The Unknown Poems,” a volume of Cash’s unpublished writing.