The Johnny Cash Show was an American television music variety show presented by Johnny Cash. The 58-episode series ran from June 7, 1969 to March 31, 1971 on ABC. The show reached no. 17 in the Nielsen ratings in 1970. Johnny Cash opened the show each time, and its regulars included members of his touring troupe, June Carter Cash (his wife) 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 of the time, such as Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, Mickey Newbury, Neil Young, Merle Haggard, James Taylor and Tammy Wynette. It also featured other musicians such as jazz great, Louis Armstrong, who died eight months after recording the show. he show started with an hour-long tryout offered by the ABC as "a summer replacement for their Saturday Night variety extravaganza The Hollywood Palace. While Cash had a large degree of freedom, he "had to accept some compromises by hosting showbiz royalty like Bob Hope, George Gobel, Kirk Douglas, Burl Ives, Peggy Lee and Lorne Greene. They gave the show gravitas that satisfied both advertisers and the network". The show was recorded at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, then home of the Grand Ole Opry. The first show featured Joni Mitchell, Cajun fiddler Doug Kershaw, Fannie Flagg as a comic, and Bob Dylan.
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