Johnny Cash Christmas 1983

Next Airing: Sunday, December 16

Upcoming Airings of Johnny Cash Christmas 1983

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Sunday, Dec 16
Featuring June Carter Cash, Merle Haggard, And Ricky Skaggs
Episode 1
Monday, Dec 24
Featuring June Carter Cash, Merle Haggard, And Ricky Skaggs
Episode 1
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About Johnny Cash Christmas 1983

(1983, CBS)   

Johnny Cash hosts this delightful, down-home music special from Maces Spring, Virginia, birthplace of his wife June Carter Cash.

June takes us to her childhood home and offers a history of The Carter Family, then sings “My Clinch Mountain Home” and “I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight” with sisters Anita Carter and Helen Carter. Cousins Janette Carter and Joe Carter join in on “I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home” and “Foggy Mountain Top.” Next, Merle Haggard breaks out his fiddle for “This Morning, This Evening, So Soon” and “San Antonio Rose.” (This entire segment is staged on an old time radio set, like the studios the Carter Family performed in in the 1930s.)

Back at the Carter Family Fold, Johnny and Ricky Skaggs duet on “Turn Your Radio On,” “What Would You Give In Exchange” and “In The Sweet By-And-By.” Next, The Man In Black solos on “I Walk The Line” and sings “Old Time Religion” with brother Tommy Cash and sister Joanne Cash Yates. June is joined by The McLain Family Band for “Back Up And Push” and  Johnny and the Carters close the show singing “Silent Night” and “Where The Soul Never Dies." 

This joyful, rarely rerun program is a must see for fans of classic country, folk, and bluegrass music.

Produced by Joseph Cates and Marty Klein.

 

Cast

Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Merle Haggard, June Carter Cash, Anita Carter, Helen Carter, Joanne Cash Yates, Tommy Cash, Janette Carter, Joe Carter, The McLain Family Band, Alisa Jones
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