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The Johnny Cash Show was an American television music variety show hosted by Johnny Cash. The Screen Gems 58-episode series ran from June 7, 1969 to March 31, 1971 on ABC; it was taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The show reached No. 17 in the Nielsen ratings in 1970.

Cash opened each show, and its regulars included members of his touring troupe, June Carter Cash and the Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, and The Tennessee Three, with Australian-born musical director-arranger-conductor Bill Walker. The Statler Brothers performed brief comic interludes.

It featured many folk-country musicians, such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, Mickey Newbury, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Merle Haggard, James Taylor and Tammy Wynette. It also featured other musicians such as jazz great Louis Armstrong, who died eight months after appearing on the show.

Series Cast

  1. Johnny Cash as Self - Host

    Johnny Cash

    Self - Host

    58 Episodes

  2. June Carter Cash as Self

    June Carter Cash


    58 Episodes

  3. Merle Haggard as Self

    Merle Haggard


    4 Episodes

  4. O.C. Smith as Self

    O.C. Smith


    3 Episodes

  5. Marty Robbins as Self

    Marty Robbins


    3 Episodes

  6. Glen Campbell as Self

    Glen Campbell


    3 Episodes

  7. Tommy Cash


    3 Episodes

  8. Joni Mitchell as Self

    Joni Mitchell


    3 Episodes

  9. Cass Elliot as Self

    Cass Elliot


    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

1970 • 26 Episodes

Season 2 of The Johnny Cash Show premiered on September 23, 1970.

Episode 26

(2x26, March 31, 1971) Season Finale

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The Johnny Cash Show
The Johnny Cash Show


Status Ended


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Type Talk Show

Original Language English


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