Between 1969 and 1971, Johnny Cash was at the height of his fame. ABC wanted him on their network, and gave him full creative control. Bob Hilburn and Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, wonder which of today’s artists would have the clout with TV programmers to book the artists featured in this episode – Waylon Jennings, Ray Charles, Derek & the Dominoes, Carl Perkins, and even James Taylor’s first national TV performance. Marty Stuart adds why all of those artists, regardless of genre, were also big Johnny Cash fans.
Host: Rodney Crowell