Ovation presents: Song by Song – Johnny Cash

Posted by Dee-Ann On October - 4 - 20123,167 views

Ovation is a cable television network dedicated to artists and artistic expression. On October 7, they’re premiering a 6 part series Song by Song: Johnny Cash. Each episode of the series is dedicated to one song in Johnny’s career and through the discussion of that song, we learn more about the artist. Song by Song features never before seen interviews with Johnny’s son, former band mates, rock critics and musicians.

Here are some previews.

Enjoy.
Title: Song By Song: Johnny Cash- The End of His Story


At the end of his life, Johnny Cash had a resurgence in his career in part because of his emotional and touching cover of the Nine Inch Nail’s song “Hurt”.

Title: Song By Song: Johnny Cash- Honesty was a Theme

In this video, Yelawolf and Ben Folds, among others, talk about how honest and truthful Johnny was about his flaws and that honesty was evident in his music and lyrics.

Title: Song By Song: Johnny Cash- Fit into Genre

Johnny’s music and persona never fit into a particular musical genre; he’s been embraced by rock, gospel, country and even hip hop fans!

Title: Song By Song: Johnny Cash- Compassion for Others

Johnny Cash never let celebrity get to his head. He always thought of himself as a “every man” and stood up for the underdog.

Title: Song By Song: Johnny Cash- Musicianship

While Johnny might not have been the best guitarist or vocalist, he has a one-of-a-kind sound that people recognize.

Title: Song By Song: Johnny Cash- Considered Attractive

Ladies love Johnny Cash!

Title: Song By Song: Johnny Cash- Comical Side

Johnny had a hidden funny side and wicked sense of humor! How did this Man in Black enjoy himself?

Title: Song By Song: Johnny Cash- Reputation

Johnny was part of the “outlaw” movement of musicians along with Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and others.

Title: Song By Song: Johnny Cash- Flipping the Bird

The iconic image of Johnny “flipping the bird” cemented his reputation for being “cool.”

Title: Song By Song: Johnny Cash- Contradictions

Johnny’s music exposed his struggle with good and evil, religion and rebellion, love and loneliness – endearing him to fans of all kinds of music.

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