Stars Sign On For Johnny Cash Special
U2, Foo Fighters, Norah Jones and Jerry Lee Lewis are among the luminaries set to perform at "I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash."U2, Foo Fighters, Norah Jones and Jerry Lee Lewis are among the luminaries set to perform at "I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash." The CBS special will air Nov. 16, two days before of the Cash biopic "Walk the Line," starring Joaquin Phoenix as the legendary musician.
Among the other acts set to put their own stamp on Cash's songs are Sheryl Crow, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Martina McBride and Brad Paisley, as well as Shooter Jennings, who portrays his late father, Waylon, in "Walk the Line."
Although no artists have yet been associated with the songs, show producers promise performances of "I Walk the Line," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," "I Still Miss Someone," "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Home of the Blues" will be performed.
Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon (who portrays June Carter Cash) and Dennis Quaid will introduce the performances. The special will also feature clips from "Walk the Line" and video highlights from Cash's storied career.
As previously reported, the film soundtrack is due Nov. 15 via Wind-Up and includes singing from Phoenix and Witherspoon, plus tracks by Jennings, Johnathan Rice, Waylon Payne and Tyler Hilton.