Biography offers new Cash doc

Feature to air on network on Oct. 23

An unreleased recitation by Johnny Cash will be available as part of a new documentary examining Cash’s views on America. In “I Am The Nation,” the deep-voiced singer personifies the country with references to important events and people in American history.

The recording was discovered in Cash’s personal belongings after his death. It will be released as part of “Johnny Cash’s America,” a documentary airing Oct. 23 on the Biography Channel. The companion DVD/CD package on Legacy Recordings will be available Oct. 28.

The documentary features interviews with Bob Dylan; Al Gore; Snoop Dogg; Sheryl Crow; Steve Earle; Kris Kristofferson; Loretta Lynn; Merle Haggard; U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander; Tim Robbins; Vince Gill; Cash; his sister, Joanne; and his children, John Carter Cash and Cindy Cash.

In the film, Cash, who was outspoken on social issues, discusses the political process and the two parties.

“The whole film and soundtrack are poignant for what’s going on in the political climate right now,” said Charlie Dougiello, a spokesman for the project.

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