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Rhett Miller was among the musicians in April who performed during We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash, which was released this week on CD/DVD and Blu-ray. Miller named his band, the Old 97's, after Cash's version of the country classic "Wreck of the Old 97." In this video of his performance, Miller tears through the song with the house band. Don't miss the impressive round of guitar solos, the loose piano jam or the fun-loving spirit of everyone on stage.

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We Walk The The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash is in stores today! The CD/DVD and Blu-ray feature an all-star roster of legendary musicians who paid tribute to Johnny Cash, including Outlaw country pioneers (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson), contemporary icons (Ronnie Dunn, Evanescence's Amy Lee) and Grammy Award winners (Pat Monahan of Train and The Carolina Chocolate Drops).

Here is a video exclusive of Iron & Wine’s performance of “Long Black Veil” from Pitchfork.com.

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the inclusion of the legendary Johnny Cash in "The Legacy Of," a groundbreaking music app developed for, and available now on Spotify, the digital music service.

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The first Johnny Cash Music Festival, which was filmed last year, will be shown as a one-hour television special on three networks this summer. In addition, a Johnny Cash Music Festival 2011 DVD and live CD will go on sale July 31st, featuring live performances from the event. All proceeds will benefit the Johnny Cash Childhood Home Project.

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Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in the 2005 film Walk the Line, but when casting the Lifetime biopic Ring of Fire, producers went the opposite direction, casting someone better known for singing as opposed to acting.

"I was very surprised they thought of me [for the part]," said Jewel, who is playing the country-music legend in the TV movie. Jewel might be more comfortable in a music studio than on a film set, but what she lacks in acting experience she makes up for in real-life encounters.

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LEGACY RECORDINGS SET TO RELEASE WE WALK THE LINE: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, A DELUXE CD/DVD SET CAPTURING THE ALL-STAR 80TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT SPECTACULAR

Coming Tuesday, August 7

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release We Walk The The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash in a deluxe CD/DVD set and Blu-ray disc on Tuesday, August 7.

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Starbucks has released Opus Collection: Commemorating The 80th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Johnny Cash. The 16-track CD debuted on last week's Billboard 200 chart at No. 28 and at No. 6 on the Top Country Albums chart. The album is available exclusively at Starbucks stores.

Johnny Cash - Opus Collection

Track listing:

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John Carter Cash and officials at Arkansas State University announced the lineup for this year’s Johnny Cash Music Festival, from which proceeds will be used to fund the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Arkansas. In addition to Rosanne Cash, the 2012 concert lineup includes living legend Willie Nelson, country music star Dierks Bentley, and Grammy Award-winning duo the Civil Wars.

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As Johnny Cash states in Cash: The Autobiography, “There was never any dividing line between Johnny Cash the Christian and plain old Johnny Cash.” If that wasn’t already clear from the regular inclusion of inspirational numbers on his albums or the manner in which his all-gospel collections held true to his overall style, it’s made newly explicit on the fourth installment of the Bootleg series of archival Cash recordings.

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Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, will join the 4th annual Roadshow Revival Tribute Concert to the music of Johnny Cash on Saturday, June 16th in Ventura, California. Other artists at the event, to be held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, will include the 'Queen of Rock,' Wanda Jackson, Slim Jim Phantom, and Tim Polecat.

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Fans of old-time country-gospel will find treasure for their hearts as well as their ears with the latest in the Johnny Cash Bootleg Series, "Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth."

As the old cliche goes, Cash's distinctive bass-baritone voice would compel even if he were reciting from the phone book, but the country legend, who would have turned 80 on Feb. 26, pours soulful zeal into the 51 hymns and sacred songs on the two-disc set.

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The lineup of musical acts for this year's Johnny Cash Music Festival will be announced at a news conference on May 24th at 11 a.m. local time at Arkansas State University’s Cooper Alumni Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Festival tickets will go on sale the following day, May 25th, at 10 a.m. local time at ASU's Central Box Office, online at http://www.astate.edu/tickets. The festival will be held on October 5th.

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