Contact: Teri L. Sullivan
WKNO-TV Promotions Manager
August 15, 2012
For Immediate Release
JOHNNY CASH MUSIC FESTIVAL MAKES
TELEVISION DEBUT ON WKNO-TV/CHANNEL 10
Recorded on the campus of Arkansas State University, The Johnny Cash Music Festival was presented as a benefit to restore Johnny Cash’s boyhood home. Premiering Sunday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10, the program includes performances by Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Tommy Cash, Joanne Cash Yates, Dailey and Vincent, Gary Morris, Rodney Crowell and Bill Miller.
The performances are kicked off by Rosanne, Cash’s daughter, singing “Pickin’ Time”. In the course of the event, Rosanne also performs “Radio Nowhere”, “Tennessee Flat Top Box”, and “I Still Miss Someone”.
Other performances include “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and “Me and Bobby McGee” by Kris Kristofferson; “If I Were a Carpenter” by John Carter and Laura Cash; “Five Feet High and Rising” by Tommy Cash; “Daddy Sang Bass” by Daily and Vincent; “Same Old Me” and “I Got Stripes” by George Jones; “Hallelujah” by Gary Morris and Matt Morris; “After All This Time” by Rodney Crowell and more.
Between performances, the 60-minute television premiere also features remembrances and stories of The Man in Black against a backdrop of larger-than-life images of Cash and family. Recorded interviews with those who knew him best and documentary pieces trace the singer/songwriter’s life from his humble beginnings in northern Arkansas.
The Johnny Cash Music Festival is available to public television stations around the country as a presentation of WKNO-TV.
WKNO is a non-profit, private foundation serving the Mid-South for more than 56 years. An important community resource, WKNO uses the power of non-commercial public broadcasting to provide the Mid-South with quality educational and cultural programs that inform, entertain, and inspire. For more information: wkno.org
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