I've been a Johnny Cash fan since I was 10 years old. That's a while ago.
He was one popular singer my Dad and I could agree on in the turbulent 60's when the Beatles and Dylan were too weird for the parents. Cash provided a golden link from the days of Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Bob Wills to the modern music era, and a bridge from the Depression survivors to the Vietnam survivors. He provided a much-needed bridge between my father and me. God bless you, Johnny. Check it out.
From MyWay News:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A 40-year-old documentary about Johnny Cash to air on the Public Broadcasting Service shows him in concert and in casual settings. But unlike the 2005 movie "Walk the Line," there's no mention of his well-documented substance abuse.
The documentary "Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music" is expected to air Tuesday as part of the 21st season of PBS' Emmy-winning P.O.V. series.
The documentary was made over several months in 1968 and 1969 when Cash was at the peak of his popularity. He's shown on stage and off: hunting, playfully holding a crow; coaxing his father to sing; signing autographs; posing for photos; and listening attentively to an aspiring singer. UNQUOTE
Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down