Johnny Cash Documentary Now In Theaters: Learn The Backstory (+podcast)

Monday, December 5 2022

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Johnny Cash: The Redemption of An American Icon is the inspiring, true story of a man who was hard to classify--he was a singer-songwriter, a rebel, a narrator, and a humble man of deep faith.

Johnny Cash: The Redemption of An American Icon is due out in theaters nationwide on December 5, 6 and 7. Based on a book written by Pastor Greg Laurie, the movie details Cash's life--his early desire to sing gospel music, his rise to fame, his battles with drug addiction and his return to Jesus.

Want to hear the reason Johnny Cash wore black? Pastor Greg Laurie has the scoop. Click here to listen.

Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon tells the story of a man born to poor Arkansas cotton farmers who although he wanted to sing gospel, joined the rockabilly scene in Memphis. Signed by the same guy that signed people like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash soon became one of the world's biggest music stars with iconic songs like  "I Walk the Line", "Ring of Fire", and "Folsom Prison Blues". 

Cash arguably had one of the most recognizable voices in American music. 

After being introduced to amphetamines by fellow country music star Waylon Jennings, Cash found himself addicted and unable to quit. Depression threatened to take over and Cash became desperate for help. 

That first detox became a part of the path to bringing Johnny Cash back to his first love--Jesus Christ. 

Through His power and grace, Cash began a new life as a sober, faith-filled individual. He turned his passion towards sharing the gospel--through music, as a guest during several stops of the Rev. Billy Graham Crusade and wherever he got the chance.

In Johnny Cash, the Redemption of an American Icon, you'll hear never-before-heard conversations from Johnny Cash as well as insights from fellow country artists who knew Cash personally--Wynonna Judd, Tim McGraw and Marty Stuart.

Pastor Greg Laurie's advice? Buy an extra ticket to Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon (out in theaters December 5, 6 and 7, 2022), invite an unsaved friend to attend with you. After the movie, grab a bite and open the door for questions about Jesus.

CASH is a KINGDOM STORY COMPANY production, in association with WTA MEDIA and HARVEST MINISTRIES. Music by Brent McCorkle, edited by Andrew Chandler, Adam Jones, directed by BEN SMALLBONE, executive produced by Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin, Kevin Downes, Tony Young, Bill Reeves, Brian Mitchell, Greg Laurie, Robert Deaton, John Carter Cash, Cathy Sullivan, Josh Matas, Jason Owen, and produced by Josh Walsh, Brendon Gregory, Andrea Royer. Lionsgate will distribute home entertainment worldwide. 


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